English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Naml [The Ants]
Ayat 74. And verily, your Lord knows what their breasts conceal and what they reveal.
Ayat 75. And there is nothing hidden in the heaven and the earth, but is in a Clear Book (i.e. Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz).
Tafseer of Surah Al Naml (The Ants) Ayat 74 & 75. And verily thy Lord know the all that their hearts do hide. As well as all that they reveal. Nor is there aught of the unseen, in heaven or earth, but is (recorded) in a clear record.
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: When it was revealed to The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH), “To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth, and whether you disclose what is in your own selves or conceal it, Allah will call you to account for it,” the Companions of Messenger of Allah (PBUH) felt it hard and severe and they came to Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) and sat down on their knees and said: “O Messenger of Allah, we were assigned some duties which were within our power to perform, such as Salat (prayer), Saum (fasting), Jihad (striving in the Cause of Allah), Sadaqah (charity). Then this (the above mentioned) Verse was revealed to you and it is beyond our power to live up to it.” The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) said, “Do you want to say what the people of two Books (Jews and Christians) said before you: ‘We hear and disobey?’ You should rather say: ‘We hear and we obey, we seek forgiveness, our Rubb and unto You is the return.”’ And they said: “We hear and we obey, (we seek) Your forgiveness, our Rubb! And unto You is the return.” When the people recited it and it smoothly flowed on their tongues. [Muslim].
Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Al-Naml Ayat 74. “your Lord knows what their breasts conceal and what they reveal” We learn from this Hadith that initially every person was answerable for thoughts and doubts, even those which crossed his mind; something on which nobody had any control. The Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) were naturally disturbed by this situation. But when they heard and obeyed the orders of the Prophet [SAWW](PBUH).