May 26, 2024

Surah As-Saffat Ayat 69 to 74 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (16 May 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[37].Surah As-Saffat (Those Ranged in Ranks)

Ayat 69. Verily, they found their fathers on the wrong path;

Ayat 70. So, they (too) made haste to follow in their footsteps!

Ayat 71. And indeed, most of the men of old went astray before them;

Ayat 72. And indeed, Allah sent among them warner’s (Messengers);

Ayat 73. Then see what was the end of those who were warned (but heeded not).

Ayat 74. Except the chosen servants of Allah (faithful, obedient, and true believers of Islamic Monotheism).

Tafseer of Surah As-Saffat (Those Ranged in Ranks) Ayat 69 to 74. Truly they found their fathers on the wrong Path; Ayat 70. So they (too) were rushed down on their footsteps! A grim reproach. You found your fathers doing wrong; and you must rush headlong in their footsteps to perdition!’ Ayat 71. And truly before them, many of the ancients went astray; – Ayat 72. But Allah sent aforetime, among them, (messengers) to admonish them; – It is human to err. The error is forgiven if there is repentance and amendment. The point is that Allah in His mercy at all times in history sent messengers and teachers to give His Message, and men deliberately rejected that Message. Ayat 73. Then see what was the end of those who were admonished (but heeded not), It is on the reception or rejection of Allah’s teachings and guidance that judgment will come. In this world itself, see what the teaching of history is. Unrighteousness and wrongdoing never prosper in the long run. 74. Except the sincere (and devoted) Servants of Allah. But there is always a band of sincere and devoted men who serve Allah, and the highest spiritual life is open to them (Cf. 37:160). this verse occurs at 37:40 above, where the argument of the difference between the fates of the righteous and the unrighteous was begun. Here it is rounded off with the same phrase, and now we proceed to take illustrations from the early Prophets.

English Translation of Hadith

Hazrat Abu Saeed Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said, “There will emerge from the East some people who will recite the Qur’an but it will not exceed their throats and who will go out of (renounce) the religion (Islam) as an arrow passes through the game, and they will never come back to it unless the arrow, comes back to the middle of the bow (by itself) (i.e., impossible). The people asked, “What will their signs be?” He ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said, “Their sign will be the habit of shaving (of their beards).

[Al-Bukhari Chapter 093, Hadith # 651]

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah As-Saffat Ayat 69. Verily, they found their fathers on the wrong path; and Ayat 70. So, they (too) made haste to follow in their footsteps! 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 honor 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.