English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Ankabut [The Spider]
Ayat 56. (Allah addresses believers) “O My slaves who believe! Certainly, spacious is My earth. Therefore, worship Me (Allah Alone).”
Ayat 57. Everyone shall taste death. Then unto Allah you shall be returned.
Tafseer of Surah Al-Ankabut (The Spider) Ayat 56 and 57. O My servants who believe! Truly, spacious is My Earth: therefore, serve Me – (and Me Allah alone)! There is no excuse for anyone to plead that he could not do good or was forced to evil by his circumstances and surroundings, or by the fact that he lived in evil times. We must shun evil and seek good, and Allah’s Creation is wide enough to enable us to do that, provided we have the will, the patience, and the constancy to do it. It may be that we have to change our village or city or country; or that we have to change our neighbors or associates; or to change our habits or our hours, our position in life or our human relationships, or our callings. Our integrity before Allah is more important than any of these things, and we must be prepared for exile for Hijrah) in all these senses. For the means with which Allah provides us for His service are ample, and it is our fault if we fail. Ayat 57, every soul shall have a taste of death: In the end to Us shall ye be brought back. Death is the separation of the soul from the body when the latter perishes. We should not be afraid of death, for it only brings us back to Allah. The various kinds of Hijrah or exile, physical and spiritual, mentioned in the last note, are also modes of death in a sense: what is there to fear in them?
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Ubadah bin As-Samit (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: We swore allegiance to Messenger of Allah SAWW (PBUH) to hear and obey; in time of difficulty and in prosperity, in hardship and in ease, to endure being discriminated against and not to dispute about rule with those in power, except in case of evident infidelity regarding which there is a proof from Allah. We swore allegiance to the Messenger of Allah SAWW (PBUH) to say what was right wherever we were, and not to fear anyone’s reproach.
[Muslim Volume 020, Book 08, Hadith # 4541].
Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Al- Ankabut Ayat 56.” Therefore, worship Me (Allah Alone)” It has been emphasized in this Hadith that even if a Muslim ruler is sinful and cruel, one should not disobey him unless he orders to go against the Divine injunctions. In that case, such rulers should not be obeyed. Similarly, it is not permissible to revolt against them until they commit clear-cut infidelity because there is a greater danger of loss in revolt and rebellion. It should be noted once and for all that the expressions of truth and compliance with religious injunctions have top priority on all occasions. This should be done regardless of what people say on this account.