May 26, 2024

Surah Fatir Ayat 08 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (26 Feb 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

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

Ayat 8. Is he, then, to whom the evil of his deeds made fair ­seeming, so that he considers it as good (equal to one who is rightly guided)? Verily, Allah sends astray whom He wills, and guides whom He wills. So destroy not yourself (O Muhammad ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH), in sorrow for them. Truly, Allah is the All Knower of what they do!

Tafseer of Surah Fatir Ayat 8. Is he, then, to whom the evil of his conduct is made alluring, so that he looks upon it as good, (equal to one who is rightly guided)? For Allah leaves to stray whom He wills, and guides whom He wills. So let not thy soul go out in (vainly) sighing after them: for Allah knows well all that they do! When a stage is reached at which a man accepts Evil as his Good, his case is hopeless. Can such a man profit by preaching or guidance? He has himself deliberately rejected all guidance. Such a man is best left to stray. Perhaps, even in the paths in which he is straying, some sudden flash of light may come to him! That may be as Allah wills in His holy and wise Purpose and Plan. But the man of God is not to worry or feel disheartened by such men’s attitude. He must go on tilling the soil drat is open to him. For Allah’s Plan may work in all sorts of unexpected ways, as in the allegory in the next verse.

English Translation of Hadith

Hazrat Muawiya (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said, “When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen.”

[Al-Bukhari Book 01, Chapter 03, Hadith # 071].

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Fatir Ayat 08 “Verily, Allah sends astray whom He wills, and guides whom He wills” Knowledge and understanding of Deen (religion) here stands for the understanding of the Qur’an and Hadith, religious injunctions, and knowledge of the lawful and the unlawful. This Hadith highlights the excellence of knowledge and the fact that it is a sign of Allah’s Help to the person who possesses it and acts upon it.