English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Qasas [The Narration]
Ayat 54. These will be given their reward twice over, because they are patient, and repel evil with good, and spend (in charity) out of what We have provided them.
Tafseer of Surah Al-Qasas (The Narration) Ayat 54. Twice will they be given their reward, for that they have persevered, Patience refers to faith in the Prophets and the Divine Book and steadfastness in all kinds of situations. When the first book came, I believed in it and then in the second. They believed in the first prophet, then when the second prophet came, they believed in him. There is a double reward for them, this virtue of theirs has also been described in the hadith. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, there is a double reward for three people, one of them is the People of the Book who believed in his Prophet and then believed in me. (Sahih Bukhari) That is, they do not respond to evil with evil, but forgive and act with mercy.
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Abu Musa Al-Ashari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) said, “Three kinds of people will have a double reward: A man from the People of the Book who believes in his Prophet and (also) believes in Muhammad [SAWW](PBUH) ; a slave who discharges properly the duties towards Allah and towards his master; and a man who possesses a slave-girl and teaches her manners, educates her well, and frees her and then marries her.”
[Muslim Book 04, Chapter 55, Hadith # 655]
Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 54. “These will be given their reward twice over”
- Ahlul-Kitab means the people of the Scriptures that are the Jews and the Christians. This Hadith has an inducement for them that if they embrace Islam, they will be entitled to a double reward.
- Similarly, a sincere and well-wishing slave will also be entitled to a double reward because, on the one side, he obeys his master and bears all the trouble that is involved in his obedience, and on the other side, he also does justice to the worship of Allah.
- Muslims have been enjoined to impart proper education and training to their slaves, especially their slave-girls. In the latter case, they have been advised to liberate and marry them with all the essentials of marriage. That is, they should be given a dower and all other rights to which wives are entitled. There is a double reward for all these types of people.