May 19, 2024

Surah Fatir Ayat 05 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (23 Feb 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[35].Surah Fatir [The Originator of Creation]

Ayat 5. O mankind! Verily, the Promise of Allah is true. So let not this present life deceives you, and let not the chief deceiver (Satan) deceive you about Allah.

Tafseer of Surah Fatir Ayat 5. O men! Certainly the promise of Allah is true. Let not then this present life deceive you, nor let the Chief Deceiver deceive you about Allah. In verse 3 above the appeal was on the basis of the Past and the Present; now the appeal is on the basis of the Future. Allah’s grace has promised us the Garden of Bliss; His justice has promised us the Fire of Suffering. Both promises are certain to be fulfilled. On which side shall we range ourselves? Cf. 31:33. The deception of Evil takes two forms. (1) The seductive temptations of this world may deceive us into forgetting the Hereafter. (2) The Arch-Enemy himself may so blind our spiritual vision that we may say with him, “Evil! be thou my good!” We may be misled by easy stages. Are we on our guard?

English Translation of Hadith  

Hazrat Shaddad bin Aus (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said, “A wise man is the one who calls himself to account (and refrains from doing evil deeds) and does noble deeds to benefit him after death; and the foolish person is the one who subdues himself to his temptations and desires and seeks from Allah the fulfillment of his vain desires”.

[At-Tirmidhi Hadith # 2459]

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Fatir Ayat 05. “and let not the chief deceiver (Satan) deceive you about Allah.” This Hadith highlights the importance of the accountability of one’s self. Mere desires which are not coupled with practical efforts are of no avail because Allah grants reward on good deeds and not on yearnings and desires which are not supported by noble actions.