English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Naml [The Ants]
Ayat 38. Suleiman AS (Solomon) said: “O chiefs! Which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me surrendering themselves in obedience?”
Ayat 39. An Ifrit (strong) from the jinns said: “I will bring it to you before you rise from your place (council). And verily, I am indeed strong, and trustworthy for such work.”
Tafseer of Surah Al Naml (The Ants) Ayat 38 & 39. He said (to his own men): “Ye chiefs! which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?” The throne is symbolic of power and dignity. So far her throne was based on material wealth: Solomon is going to alter it to a basis of Faith and the Religion of Unity. Said an ´Ifrit, of the Jinns: “I will bring it to thee before thou rise from thy council: indeed I have full strength for the purpose, and may be trusted.” ‘Ifrit: a large, powerful jinn, reputed to be crafty: hence he is anxious to be recognized as one that “could be trusted”
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 : 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 expression 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