English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Naml [The Ants]
Ayat 56. There was no other answer given by his people except that they said: “Drive out the family of Lout AS (Lot) from your city. Verily, these are men who want to be clean and pure!”
Ayat 57. So We saved him and his family, except his wife. We destined her to be of those who remained behind.
Tafseer of Surah Al Naml (The Ants) Ayat 56 & 57. But his people gave no other answer but this: they said, “Drive out the followers of Lut from your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!” Instead of being ashamed on account of the consciousness of their own guilt, they attack the pure ones with their sarcasm, as if not they but the pure ones were in the wrong, trying to set them on the right path. But We saved him and his family, except his wife; her We destined to be of those who lagged behind.
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Abu Shuraih Khuwailid bin `Amr Al-Khuza’i (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) said, “O Allah, I declare inviolable the rights of two weak ones: the orphans and women”.
[Sunan’ An-Nasai Hadith # 9150]
Lesson : The poor are generally treated callously in human society. Women and orphans are regular victims of this cruelty. They are deprived of their share in property to which they are entitled under the Islamic law. In some cases their properties are usurped and they are maltreated at the hands of usurpers. The Prophet (PBUH) has threatened them with serious consequences to prevent the Muslims from committing such injustice. The attitude of Muslims and the teachings of Islam in this matter are two different things. How can Islam be blamed for the attitude of Muslims? It is time Muslims should understand that Islam is getting a bad name because of their bad conduct. As a result of this they are committing a double crime. On the one hand, they are guilty of usurping others of their legitimate rights and perpetrating cruelties, and on the other, disgracing their religion. In other words, rather than preaching Islam they are creating obstacles in the way of people joining the fold of Islam. May Allah grant us guidance to follow the right path. Amen!