May 26, 2024

Surah Al-Ahzab Ayat 69 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (30 Dec 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

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

Ayat 69. O you who believe! Be not like those who annoyed Mussa (Moses), but Allah cleared him of that which they alleged, and he was honorable before Allah.

Tafseer of Surah Al Ahzab (The Confederates) Ayat 69. O ye who believe! Be ye not like those who vexed and insulted Moses, but Allah cleared him of the (calumnies) they had uttered: and he was honorable in Allah’s sight. The people of Moses often vexed him and rebelled against him and against Allah’s Law. Here the reference seems to be to Num. Messenger of Allah  [SAWW](PBUH) favored some people in the distribution of spoils, someone said: “This division is not based on justice and it was not intended to win the Pleasure of Allah.” I said to myself: “By Allah! I will inform Messenger of Allah  [SAWW](PBUH) of this.” I went to him and informed him. His face became red and he said, “Who will do justice if Allah and His Messenger do not?” Then he said, “May Allah have mercy on (Prophet) Musa (Moses)[A.S]; he was caused more distress than this but he remained patient.” Having heard this I said to myself: “I shall never convey anything of this kind to him in future”. In Surah 12: Ayat 1-15. The Prophet  [SAWW](PBUH) was also attacked because of his marriage with Zaynab bint Jahsh, but not by his own circle; his motives were of the highest and were completely vindicated as we have seen above.

English Translation of Hadith 

Hazrat Ibn Masud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: After the battle of Hunain, the Messenger of Allah  [SAWW](PBUH) favored some people in the distribution of spoils (for consolation). He gave Al-Aqra bin Habis and Uyainah bin Hisn a hundred camels each and showed favor also to some more honorable persons among the Arabs. Someone said: “This division is not based on justice and it was not intended to win the Pleasure of Allah.” I said to myself: “By Allah! I will inform Messenger of Allah  [SAWW](PBUH) of this.” I went to him and informed him. His face became red and he said, “Who will do justice if Allah and His Messenger do not?” Then he said, “May Allah have mercy on (Prophet) Musa (Moses)[A.S]; he was caused more distress than this but he remained patient.” Having heard this I said to myself: “I shall never convey anything of this kind to him in future”.

[Al-Bukhari Book 04, Chapter 53, Hadith # 378]

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Al-Ahzab Ayat 69. O you who believe! Be not like those who annoyed Mussa (Moses), but Allah cleared him of that which they alleged, and he was honorable before Allah. This Hadith leads to the conclusion that the leader of the people or the Caliph has a right, if the situation demands, to give to the new Muslims and other influential and respectable people of the society more than others for their satisfaction and encouragement. The man who raised objection on the distribution of booty by the Prophet  [SAWW](PBUH) was a hypocrite. Devout Muslims could never think that the Prophet  [SAWW](PBUH) could be unjust to anyone. This incident also goes to prove that the Prophet  [SAWW](PBUH) also felt as much as others did, the things which infuriated or pleased others, because he was a man and not a superhuman being.