October 4, 2023

Surah Al-Ankabut Ayat 11 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (18 June 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[29].Surah Al-Ankabut [The Spider]

Ayat 11. Verily, Allah knows those who believe, and verily, He knows the hypocrites [i.e. Allah will test the people with good and hard days to discriminate the good from the wicked (although Allah knows all that before putting them to test)].

Tafseer of Surah Al-Ankabut (The Spider) Ayat 11. And Allah most certainly knows those who believe, and as certainly those who are Hypocrites. Cf. 29:3 above. The general opposition between Truth and Falsehood is now brought down to the specific case of the Hypocrites, who are against the Faith when struggling but swear friendship with it when it seems to be gaining ground. The argument is rounded off with the next two verses.

English Translation of Hadith 

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) said, “May he be miserable, the worshipper of the dinar and dirham, and the worshipper of the striped silk cloak. If he is given anything, he is satisfied; but if not, he is unsatisfied”.

[Al-Bukhari Book 04, Chapter 52, Hadith # 137]

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Al- Ankabut Ayat 11. “He knows the hypocrites [i.e. Allah will test the people with good and hard days to discriminate” This Hadith exposed person who prefers worldly things over life hereafter. “A slave of dinar and dirham and silk cloaks (clothes)” here means a person who prefers these things to the Divine injunctions and commands and strives day and night to amass worldly goods. Instead of worshipping Allah, he worships such things and is thus guilty of worship of others besides Allah, a condition which causes his ruin.