English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Qasas [The Narration]
Ayat 12. And We had already forbidden (other) foster suckling mothers for him, until she (his sister came up and) said: “Shall I direct you to a household who will rear him for you, and sincerely they will look after him in a good manner?”
Ayat 13. So did We restore him to his mother, that she might be delighted, and that she might not grieve, and that she might know that the Promise of Allah is true. But most of them know not.
Tafseer of Surah Al-Qasas (The Narration) Ayat 12 & 13. And we ordained that he refused suck at first, until (His sister came up and) said: “Shall I point out to you the people of a house that will nourish and bring him up for you and be sincerely attached to him?”…For you: i.e., on your behalf. Thus, Moses got the benefit of his mother’s milk (symbolic of all the traditions and spiritual heritage of his ancestry and his people) as well as the prestige and the opportunities of being brought up in the royal family, with the best of teachers to teach him Egyptian wisdom. In addition, there was comfort to his mother. Thus, did We restore him to his mother, that her eyes might be comforted, that she might not grieve, and that she might know that the promise of Allah is true: but most of them do not understand. Allah’s promise is always true, but short-sighted people, if they are a little thwarted in their plan, do not understand that Allah’s wisdom, power, and goodness are far more comprehensive than any little plans which they may form.
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) said, “He who spends a pair in the way of Allah will be called from the gates of Jannah: `O slave of Allah! This gate is better for you’ and one who is constant in Salat (prayer), will be called from the Gate of Salat; and whoever is eager in fighting in the Cause of Allah, will be called from the Gate of Jihad; and who is regular in observing Saum will be called from Ar-Raiyan Gate. The one who is generous in charity will be called from the Gate of Charity.” Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) said: “O Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH)! May my mother and father be sacrificed for you! Those who are called from these gates will stand in need of nothing. Will anybody be called from all those gates?” He replied, “Yes, and I hope that you will be one of them.”
[Al-Bukhari Book 03, Chapter 31, Hadith # 121]
Lesson: “Pair” means two; in other channels of transmission, it has been explained thus: “They asked him, `Pair of what?’ He [SAWW](PBUH) said, `A pair of horses, cows, or camels’.” “Pair” in this Hadith, however, can be all-inclusive, i.e., fasting two days or performing two prayers, etc. This Hadith also mentions a special distinction of Abu Bakr As-Siddique (May Allah be pleased with him) and the esteem in which he was held by the Prophet [SAWW](PBUH). It also transpires from this Hadith that one can praise such a person right on his face about whom one does not fear that it will make him proud. This Hadith has also an inducement for giving in Sadaqah two instead of a single item.
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