May 18, 2024

Surah As-Sajdah Ayat 16 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (27 Oct 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

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

Ayat 16. Their sides forsake their beds, to invoke their Lord in fear and hope, and they spend (charity in Allah’s Cause) out of what Allah has bestowed on them.

Tafseer of Surah Al Sajdah (The Prostration) Ayat 16. Their limbs do forsake their beds of sleep, the while they call on their Lord, in Fear and Hope: and they spend (in charity) out of the sustenance which Allah have bestowed on them. Junub: Sides, on which men sleep and turn in their sleep, I have translated this “limbs” for shortness. Holy men and women “breathless with adoration” shun soft, comfortable beds, and luxurious sleep. Their limbs are better exercised in offices of devotion and prayer, especially by night. Commentators specially refer this to Prayers called Tahajjud, which are offered after midnight in the small hours of the morning, in twelve Rak’as. In Fear and Hope: in spiritual fear lest their dedication to Allah should not be sufficiently worthy to be accepted, and a spiritual longing or hope that their shortcomings will be overlooked by the Mercy of Allah. And their adoration is not shown only in Prayer, but also in practical Service and Charity, out of whatever gifts they may have received from Allah.

English Translation of Hadith 

Hazrat Abdullah bin Ash-Shikhkhir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I came to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) while he was reciting (Surah At-Takathur 102): “The mutual rivalry (for hoarding worldly things) preoccupies you. Until you visit the graves (i.e., till you die). (102:1-8) (After reciting) he (PBUH) said, “Son of Adam says: `My wealth, my wealth.’ Do you own of your wealth other than what you eat and consume, and what you wear and wear out, or what you give in Sadaqah (charity) (to those who deserve it), and that what you will have in stock for yourself.”

[Muslim Book 01, Chapter 42, Hadith # 7061].

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah As-Sajda Ayat 16. “They spend (charity in Allah’s Cause) out of what Allah has bestowed on them” This Hadith enjoins if a person given wealth, he or she should spend it in a way liked by Allah because it is this Sadaqah which will be a valuable treasure in the Afterlife. Whatever else he or she consumes in this world, will finish or rot in this world and will be of no avail in Hereafter.