October 4, 2023

Surah Al-Ankabut Ayat 12 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (19 June 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[29].Surah Al-Ankabut [The Spider]

Ayat 12. And those who disbelieve say to those who believe: “Follow our way and we will verily bear your sins,” never will they bear anything of their sins. Surely, they are liars.

Tafseer of Surah Al-Ankabut (The Spider) Ayat 12. And the Unbelievers say to those who believe: “Follow our path, and we will bear (the consequences) of your faults.” Never in the least will they bear their faults: in fact they are liars! Besides the hypocrite there is another type of man who openly scoffs at Faith. ‘Take life as we take it,’ he says: ‘we shall bear your sins.’ As if they could! Each soul bears its own burdens, and no one else can bear them. The principle also applies to the type of man who preaches vicarious atonement, for, if followed to its logical conclusion, it means both injustice and irresponsibility, and puts quite a different complexion on the nature of sin.

English Translation of Hadith 

Hazrat Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah  [SAWW](PBUH) said, “There are no days during which the righteous action is so pleasing to Allah than these days (i.e., the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah).” He was asked: “O Messenger of Allah  [SAWW], not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?” He  [SAWW](PBUH) replied, “Not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah, except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return with either of it.”

[Al-Bukhari Volume 02, Book 15, Hadith # 086].

Lesson: This Hadith brings out the following two points:

1. Righteous deeds during the first ten days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah are far better and more rewarding than righteous deeds done on other days of the year, because they are Hajj days in the sacred season of pilgrimage. Because of their excellence and importance, Allah (SWT) swore by them, thus: “By the Dawn; by the ten Nights…” (89:1, 2)

  1. Jihad has great eminence in Islam.