May 26, 2024

Surah Al-Ahzab Ayat 59 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (24 Dec 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[33].Surah Al-Ahzab [The Confederates]

Ayat 59. O Prophet image001.jpg [SAWW](PBUH)! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever Oft­ Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Tafseer of Surah Al Ahzab (The Confederates) Ayat 59. O Prophet  [SAWW](PBUH)! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft- Forgiving, Most Merciful. This is for all Muslim women, those of the Prophet’s household, as well as the others. They were asked to cover themselves with outer garments when walking around. Jilbab, plural Jalabib: an outer garment: a long gown covering the whole body, or a cloak covering the neck and bosom. The object was not to restrict the liberty of women but to protect them from harm and molestation. In the East and the West a distinctive public dress of some sort or another has always been a badge of honor or distinction, both among men and women. This can be traced back to the earliest civilizations. Assyrian Law in its palmist days (say, 7th century B.C.), enjoined the veiling of married women and forbade the veiling of slaves and women of ill fame: see Cambridge Ancient History, III, 107. That is, if a Muslim woman sincerely tries to observe this rule, but owing to human weakness falls short of the ideal, then “Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful” ( Cf. 24:30-31).

English Translation of Hadith  

Hazrat Wabisah bin Mabad (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I went to Messenger of Allah image001.jpg [SAWW](PBUH) and he asked me, “Have you come to inquire about piety?” I replied in the affirmative. Then he said, “Ask your heart regarding it. Piety is that which contents the soul and comforts the heart, and sin is that which causes doubts and perturbs the heart, even if people pronounce it lawful and give you verdicts on such matters again and again.”

[Musnad Ahmad, Imam Ahmad Hadith # 228/4].

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Al-Ahzab Ayat 59. “Allah is Ever Oft­ Forgiving, Most Merciful” There are two points about this Hadith. First, it is one of the miracles of the Messenger of Allah image001.jpg [SAWW](PBUH) who discovered the nature of the question before it was put to him. Second, man’s heart is the biggest guide to him and he, therefore, should keep his heart illuminated with the light of Faith so as to continue receiving guidance from it.