May 19, 2024

Surah Fatir Ayat 42 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (22 March 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

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

Ayat 42. And they (Pagans of Makkah) swore by Allah their most binding oath, that if a warner came to them, they would be more guided than any of the nations (before them), yet when a warner (Muhammad ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH), came to them, it increased in them nothing but flight (from the truth),

Tafseer of Surah Fatir Ayat 42. They swore their strongest oaths by Allah that if a warner came to them, they would follow his guidance better than any (other) of the Peoples: But when a warner came to them, it has only increased their flight (from righteousness), – Cf. 6:157. In the first instance this referred to the Quraysh. Their attitude to the People of the Book had been one of lofty superiority or of insincere excuses. They tweeted the Jews and Christians while deviating from their own lights and their own revelations; and for themselves, they said they had received no direct revelation from Allah, or they would have shown themselves the most amenable to discipline, the most ready to follow Allah’s Law. This was before the Prophet received his mission from Allah. When he received it and announced it, they turned away from it. They fled from it and put a greater and greater distance between it and themselves. But this is the way of all sinners. They find much to carp at in others, and much to excuse in themselves. But when all grounds for excuse are removed, they will be found, not nearer, but farther and farther away from truth and righteousness.

English Translation of Hadith

Hazrat Amr bin Al-Aas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ[SAWW](PBUH) said, “The difference between our observance of Saum (fasting) and that of the people of the Scriptures is Suhur (predawn meal in Ramadan).”

[Muslim Book 06, Chapter 09, Hadith # 2413].

Lesson: We learn from this Hadith that Suhur is a distinctive mark with which Allah has blessed the Muslim Ummah.