December 12, 2023

Surah As-Sajdah Ayat 09 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (20 Oct 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[32]. Surah As-Sajdah [The Prostration]

Ayat 09. Then Allah fashioned him (from Semen) in due proportion, and breathed into him the soul (created by Allah for that person), and Allah gave you hearing (ears), sight (eyes) and hearts. Little is the thanks you give!

Tafseer of Surah Al Sajdah (The Prostration) Ayat 9. But He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him something of His spirit. And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling (and understanding): little thanks do ye give! The third stage is indicated by “fashioned him in due proportion”. After the fertilization of the ovum by the sperm, an individual life cony into existence, and it is gradually fashioned into shape; its limbs are formed; its animal life begins to function; all the beautiful adaptations come into play. The fourth stage here mentioned is that of the distinctive Man, into whom Allah’s spirit is breathed. Then he rises higher than animals. As a complete man he gets the higher faculties. The five animal senses I understand to be included in the third stage. But in the fourth stage he rises higher and is addressed in the second person, “you,” instead of the third person “him”. He has now the spiritual counterpart of hearing (i.e., the capacity to hear Allah’s Message) and seeing (i.e., the inner vision), and feeling the nobler heights of love and understanding the bearings of the inner life (both typified by the Heart). Yet with all these gifts, what thanks does an unregenerate or corrupted man give to Allah?

English Translation of Hadith

Hazrat Numan bin Bashir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah  [SAWW](PBUH) said, Verily, there is a piece of flesh in the body, if it is healthy, the whole body is healthy, and if it is corrupt, the whole body is corrupt. Verily, it is the heart.”

[Muslim Book 10, Chapter 41, Hadith # 3882].

Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah As-Sajda Ayat 09. “Allah gave you hearing (ears), sight (eyes) and hearts”, an important point underlying this Hadith concerns the heart. Its purity or impurity directly affects human conduct in a good or bad way. It is, therefore, absolutely necessary to cleanse the heart of all wiles and impurities, and this is not possible without sound Faith and consciousness of Allah.