May 18, 2024

Surah As-Sajdah Ayat 18 & 19 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (29 Oct 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

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

Ayat 18. Is then he who is a believer like him who is Fasiq (disbeliever and disobedient to Allah)? They are not equal are they.

Ayat 19. As for those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, for them are Gardens (Paradise) as an entertainment, for what they used to do.

Tafseer of Surah Al Sajdah (The Prostration) Ayat 18 and 19. Is then the man who believes no better than the man who is rebellious and wicked? Not equal. The Future of the two classes-the Blessed and the Wicked-is described in verses 19-22. Ayat 19. For those who believe and do righteous deeds are Gardens as hospitable homes, for their (good) deeds. A home brings before our minds a picture of peace and happiness. When honor and hospitality are added, it adds further to the idea of happiness.

English Translation of Hadith  

Hazrat Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah[SAWW](PBUH) said, “When an infidel accomplishes any good deed, he is rewarded for it in this world; and in the case of a Muslim, Allah stores up his good acts for him in the Hereafter and provides him with subsistence in this life due to his obedience.”

[Muslim Book 39, Chapter 11, Hadith # 6739] 

Another narration is: The Messenger of Allah[SAWW] (PBUH) said, “Allah does not wrong a believer a good deed because he is given blessings for it in this world and will be rewarded for it in the Hereafter. But the infidel is given in the world the reward for good deeds, he has performed for the sake of Allah and when he comes to the Hereafter, there is no good deed for which he can be rewarded”. [Muslim Book 39, Chapter 11, Hadith # 6740]

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah As-Sajda Ayat 19. “those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, for them are Gardens (Paradise)” The infidels also do in this world many works which are for public welfare, or which come under the category of good deeds. Almighty Allah gives them reward for such good deeds in this world in the form of wealth, sound health, or saving them from some trouble, because Belief is precondition for reward in the Hereafter. Since an infidel is deprived of it, he will also be deprived of their reward in the Hereafter. Thus, we learn that Belief constitutes the basis of every action and is a precondition for the acceptance of any good deed by Allah.