October 4, 2023

Surah Al-Ankabut Ayat 27 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (30 June 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[29].Surah Al-Ankabut [The Spider]

Ayat 27. And We bestowed on him [Ibrahim AS (Abraham)], Ishaque AS (Isaac) and Yaqub AS (Jacob), and ordained among his offspring Prophet hood and the Book [i.e. the Tourat (Torah) (to Mussa ­ Moses), the Injeel (Gospel) (to Iesa ­ Jesus), the Qur’an (to Muhammad  SAWW (PBUH), all from the offspring of Ibrahim (Abraham)], and We granted him his reward in this world, and verily, in the Hereafter he is indeed among the righteous.

Tafseer of Surah Al-Ankabut (The Spider) Ayat 27. And We gave (Abraham) Isaac and Jacob, and ordained among his progeny Prophet hood (and Revelation, and We granted him his reward in this life; and he was in the Hereafter (of the company) of the Righteous. Isaac was Abraham’s son and Jacob his grandson, and among his progeny was included Ismail the eldest son of Abraham. Each of these became a fountainhead of Prophecy and Revelation. Isaac and Jacob through Moses, and Ismail through the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. Jacob got the name of “Israel” at Bethel: Gen. 32:28; and 35:10, and his progeny got the title of “The Children of Israel”. Cf. 29:9, and 4:69.

English Translation of Hadith 

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: It was asked, “O Messenger of Allah  [SAWW](PBUH)! Who is the most honorable amongst mankind?” He  [SAWW](PBUH) said, “The most honorable of them is one who is the most pious of them.” They said, “We are not asking about this”. He said, “Then, the most honorable of men was Yusuf [AS] (Joseph), the Prophet of Allah, the son of Allah’s Prophet, who was the son of the Prophet of Allah, who was the son of the Khalil of Allah (i.e., Ibrahim (AS))’ They said, “We are not asking you about this.” He enquired, “Are you then asking me about the classes of the Arabs? The best of them in the Pre-Islamic Period of Ignorance are the best of them in Islam, provided they comprehend the religious knowledge”.

[Al-Bukhari Book 05, Chapter 55, Hadith # 572]

Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Al- Ankabut Ayat 27. “All from the offspring of Ibrahim (Abraham)], and We granted him his reward in this world, and verily, in the Hereafter he is indeed among the righteous” We come to know from this Hadith that the families which enjoyed popularity and prestige for their eminent qualities (like generosity, chivalry, honesty, etc.) in the pre-Islamic period were also credited for these values after their acceptance of Islam. But now their respect was qualified with their religious knowledge and practice. Their capabilities, self-respect and other qualities were turned towards a different direction. These qualities which were previously used for paganism were now devoted for Islam.