May 26, 2024

Surah Fatir Ayat 29 & 30 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (11 March 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

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

Ayat 29. Verily, those who recite the Book of Allah (this Qur’an), and perform As­Salat (Iqamat­as­ Salat), and spend (in charity) out of what Allah have provided for them, secretly and openly, hope for a (sure) trade gain that will never perish.

Ayat 30. That He may pay them their wages in full, and give them (even) more, out of His Grace. Verily! He is Oft­ Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate (good deeds and to recompense).

Tafseer of Surah Fatir Ayat 29. Those who rehearse the Book of Allah, establish regular Prayer, and spend (in Charity) out of what We have provided for them, secretly and openly, hope for a commerce that will never fail: The man of God takes Allah’s Revelation (“the Book”) to heart, ever seeks to get closer and closer to Allah (“regular Prayer”), and in doing so, is moved more and more to practical Charity for his fellow-creatures. He is not ashamed of his Charity (“openly”), but he does not do it to be seen by men (“secretly”): he just does what is necessary for his fellow-creatures, whether people talk about it or not. Here is a metaphor from commerce. The good man’s Charity comes not merely out of superfluities, but out of “what Allah has provided” for him. He therefore recognizes two things: (1) that his wealth (literal and metaphorical) is not his absolute, but that it is given to him by Allah: and (2) that he must deny himself the use of some of it, as a merchant puts in some of his wealth to invest as capital. Only, the godly man’s Commerce will never fail or fluctuate; because Allah guarantees him the return, and even adds something to the return out of His own Bounty. That is, Allah gives more than ever our merits. 30. For He will pay them their meed, nay; He will give them (even) more out of His Bounty: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate (service). No man is perfect. Everyone has his faults. But when a man tries his best in the service of Allah, his faults are blotted out, and he is treated as if he had committed no faults: “for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, and ready to appreciate service”. Cf. 14:5, for Shakur. Allah is ready to recognize, appreciate, and reward the smallest service, without regard to the defects in that service. His gracious acceptance is compared to “gratitude” among men (Cf. 64:17).

English Translation of Hadith 

Hazrat Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) was the most generous of the men; and he was the most generous during the month of Ramadan when Jibril visited him every night and recited the Quran to him. During this period, the generosity of the Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) waxed faster than the rain bearing wind.

[Al-Bukhari Book 03, Chapter 31, Hadith # 126]

Lesson: This Hadith induces us to do two good things frequently and with full preparation in the month of Ramadan. First, benevolence and generosity so that people get maximum time for worship and reduce their mundane affairs during this month. Second, recitation of the Qur’an and Madrasah, (reading and hearing the Qur’an from one another) as is done by two Huffaz in this manner. The reason for the stress on the Qur’an is that the Qur’an and the month of Ramadan are closely linked with each other. The Qur’an was revealed this month.