April 1, 2023

Surah Al Naml Ayat 76 & 77 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (18 March 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[27].Surah Al-Naml [The Ants]

Ayat 76. Verily, this Quran narrates to the Children of Israel most of that about which they differ.

Ayat 77. And truly, it (this Quran) is a guide and a mercy to the believers.

Tafseer of Surah Al Naml (The Ants) Ayat 76. Verily this Quran doth explain to the Children of Israel most of the matters in which they disagree. The Jews had numerous sects. Some were altogether out of the pale, e.g., the Samaritans, who had a separate Tawrah of their own: they hated the other Jews and were hated by them. But even in the orthodox body, there were several sects, of which the following may be mentioned: (1) the Pharisees, who were literalists, formalists, and fatalists, and had a large body of traditional literature, with which they overlaid the Law of Moses; (2) the Sadducees, who were rationalists, and seemed to have doubted the doctrine of the Resurrection or of a Hereafter; (3) the Essenes, who practiced a sort of Communism and Asceticism and prohibited marriage. About many of their doctrines they had bitter disputes, which were settled by the Qur’an, which supplemented and perfected the Law of Moses. It also clearly explained the attributes of Allah and the nature of Revelation, and the doctrine of the Hereafter. And it certainly is a Guide and a Mercy to those who believe.

English Translation of Hadith

Hazrat Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) said, “Verily, Allah elevates some people with this Qur’an and abases others.”

[Muslim Book 04, Chapter 138, Hadith # 1780]

Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Al-Naml Ayat 77. “And truly, it (this Quran) is a guide and a mercy to the believers” Only such people will be elevated who act upon the teachings of the Qur’an and abstain from what is forbidden by Allah. The Muslims of the early centuries of Islam were blessed with great honour by Allah because they loved and applied the Qur’an. Because of this meaningful attachment with the Qur’an, they made great achievements in religious and worldly spheres. Those who neglected the teachings of Islam will be disgraced and humiliated. May Allah guide and enable us to re-establish our contact with the Qur’an so that we can regain our past glory. Exaltation and humiliation mentioned in the Hadith is bound to happen in both this life and the Hereafter.