English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Qasas [The Narration]
Ayat 86. And you were not expecting that the Book (this Quran) would be sent down to you, but it is a mercy from your Lord. So never be a benefactor of the disbelievers.
Tafseer of Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 86. And thou has not expected that the Book would be sent to the except as a Mercy from thy Lord: Therefore lend not thou support in any way to those who reject (Allah´s Message). Revelation and the preaching of Truth may in the beginning bring persecution, conflict, and sorrow in its train; but in reality it is the truest mercy from Allah, which comes even without our expecting it, as it came to the Prophets without their consciously asking for it. This is proved in the history of Moses related in this Surah, and the history of the Holy Prophet which it is meant to illustrate. If Allah’s Message is unpalatable to Evil and is rejected by it, those who accept it may (in their natural human feelings) sometimes wonder that such should be the case, and whether it is really Allah’s Will that the conflict which ensues should be pursued. Any such hesitation would lend unconscious support to the aggressions of evil and should be discarded. The servant of Allah stands forth boldly as his Mujahid (fighter of the good fight), daring all, and knowing that Allah is behind him.
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Abu Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) said, “The superiority of the learned over the devout worshipper is like my superiority over the most inferior amongst you (in good deeds).” He went on to say, “Allah, His angels, the dwellers of the heaven and the earth, and even the ant in its hole and the fish (in water) supplicate in favor of those who teach people knowledge.”
[At-Tirmidhi, Hadith # 2685]
Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 86. “And you were not expecting that the Book (this Quran) would be sent down to you, but it is a mercy from your Lord” Alim (learned person) here means scholar of the Qur’an and Hadith, who adheres to Faraid and Sunnah and remains busy in learning and imparting knowledge. `Abid (devout worshipper) is one who spends most of his time in the worship of Allah. The benefit of his voluntary prayer and remembrance of Allah is restricted to his own self while the benefit of knowledge of the scholar reaches others also. Hence, of the two, the latter is far superior. If Salat is mentioned with reference to Allah, it denotes “Allah’s Grace with Mercy;” if it is mentioned with reference to the angels, it denotes “to pray for forgiveness;” and if it is mentioned with reference to other creatures – men, animals, etc., – then it means prayer and supplication. Thus, Allah graces that person with His Mercy who teaches people the beneficial knowledge, i.e., the knowledge of Islam; angels pray to Allah to forgive his (or her) sins; and other creatures pray for his (or her) well-being. In this way, this Hadith stresses the distinction of religious scholars and highlights the esteem in which they are held by Allah, His angels and his other creatures.