English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Naml [The Ants]
Ayat 71. And they (the disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) say: “When (will) this promise (be fulfilled), if you are truthful?”
Ayat 72. (O Muhammad SAWW PBUH) Say: “Perhaps that which you wish to hasten on, may be close behind you.
Ayat 73. “Verily, your Lord is full of Grace for mankind, yet most of them do not give thanks.”
Tafseer of Surah Al Naml (The Ants) Ayat 71, 72 & 73 They disbelievers also say: “When will this promise (come to pass)? (Say) if you are truthful.” Say: “It may be that some of the events which you wish to hasten on may be (close) in your pursuit!” The Unbelievers—or even men of halfhearted faith-may say, “Why worry over distant future events? Take the day as it comes!” But that is a fallacy. Judgment is certain, and it may be that this very hour may be the hour of doom for any given individual. This is the hour of repentance and amendment. For Allah wishes well to all mankind in spite of their ingratitude. But verily thy Lord is full of grace to mankind: Yet most of them are ungrateful.
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Rifaah bin Rafi Az-Zuraqi (May Allah be pleased with him) said: Jibril (Gabriel) came to the Prophet [SAWW](PBUH) and asked him: “How do you estimate among you those who participated in the battle of Badr?” He [SAWW] replied, “They were the best of Muslims” (or he may have said something similar to that). Jibril said: “The same is the case with the angels who were at Badr.” [Al-Bukhari Hadith # 3992].
Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Al-Naml Ayat 72. “”Perhaps that which you wish to hasten on, may be close behind you” The Hadith highlights the superiority of those Companions, as well those angels, who participated in the battle of Badr against the forces of Kufr. The Qur’an confirms the fact that the angels fought along with Muslims in this historic battle.