June 23, 2024

Surah Luqman Ayat 29 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (09 Oct 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[31].Surah Luqman [Luqman]

Ayat 29. See you not that Allah merges the night into the day (i.e. the decrease in the hours of the night are added in the hours of the day), and merges the day into the night (i.e. the decrease in the hours of day are added in the hours of night), and has subjected the sun and the moon, each running its course for a term appointed; and that Allah is All Aware of what you do.

Tafseer of Surah Luqman Ayat 29. Seest thou not that Allah merges Night into Day and he merges Day into Night; that He has subjected the sun, and the moon (to his Law), each running its course for a term appointed; and that Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do? Cf. 22:61 Even when we can form a conception of Allah’s infinitude by His dealings with each individual in His Creation as in verse 28 above, it is still inadequate. What is an individual himself? What is his relation to the universal Laws of Allah? In outer nature we can see that there is no clear-cut line between night and day: each merges into the other. Yet the sun and the moon obey definite laws. Though they seem to go on forever. Yet their existence and duration themselves are but an atom in Allah’s great universe. How much more “merging” and imperceptible gradation there is in the inner and spiritual world? Our actions themselves cannot be classified and ticketed and labeled when examined in relation to motives and circumstances. Yet they are like an open book before Allah.

English Translation of Hadith 

Hazrat Abu Musa (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah  [SAWW](PBUH) said, “Allah, the Exalted, will continue to stretch out His Hand in the night so that the sinners of the day may repent, and continue to stretch His Hand in the daytime so that the sinners of the night may repent, until the sun rises from the west”.

[Muslim Book 05, Chapter 037, Hadith # 6644].

Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Luqman Ayat 29 “and has subjected the sun and the moon, each running its course for a term appointed; and that Allah is All Aware of what you do” This Hadith confirms an essential Attribute of Allah, i.e., the Hand which He stretches out anytime He wishes without drawing similarity to it, nor interpretation. Such was the attitude of the pious predecessors with regards to all of the essential Attributes of Allah. It is deduced from this Hadith that if one commits a sin during any hour of day or night, he should immediately seek the forgiveness of Allah as a result.