May 26, 2024

Surah Saba Ayat 12 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (15 Jan 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[34].Surah Saba [Sheba]

Ayat 12. And to Solomon PBUH (We subjected) the wind, its morning (stride from sunrise till mid-noon) was a month’s (journey), and its afternoon (stride from the midday decline of the sun to sunset) was a month’s (journey i.e. in one day he could travel two months’ journey). And Allah caused a fount of (molten) brass to flow for him, and there were jinns that worked in front of Solomon PBUH, by the Leave of his Lord, and whosoever of them turned aside from Our Command, Allah shall cause him to taste of the torment of the blazing Fire.

Tafseer of Surah Saba’ (Sheba) Ayat 12. And to Solomon (We made) the Wind (obedient): Its early morning (stride) was a month´s (journey), and its evening (stride) was a month´s (journey); and We made a Font of molten brass to flow for him; and there were Jinns that worked in front of him, by the leave of his Lord, and if any of them turned aside from our command, we made him taste of the Penalty of the Blazing Fire. Cf. 21:81-82, and 38:36-38. See also 27:38-39. The winds are swift and can cover in a short morning’s or evening’s flight the distance it takes a whole month to cover on foot or by bullock cart. In our own day, with air speeds of 400 miles and more per hour, this seems a moderate statement. In the Old Testament, 2 Chronicles, Chapters 3, and 4, describe the various costly materials with which Solomon’s Temple was built, and it was furnished with vessels, candlesticks, lamps, censers, etc. “Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out” (2 Chronicles, 4:18). “Also he made a molten sea ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about” (2 Chronicles, 4:2). The receptacle or “sea” or Font was made of molten brass: presumably it contained flowing water for washing with. See 27:17.

English Translation of Hadith 

Hazrat Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said, “When an infidel accomplishes any good deed, he is rewarded for it in this world; and in the case of a Muslim, Allah stores up his good acts for him in the Hereafter and provides him with subsistence in this life due to his obedience.”

[Muslim Book 39, Chapter 11, Hadith # 6739]

Another narration is: Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW] (PBUH) said, “Allah does not wrong a believer a good deed because he is given blessings for it in this world and will be rewarded for it in the Hereafter. But the infidel is given in the world the reward for good deeds, he has performed for the sake of Allah and when he comes to the Hereafter, there is no good deed for which he can be rewarded”.

[Muslim Book 39, Chapter 11, Hadith # 6740]

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Saba Ayat 12. “And Allah caused a fount of (molten) brass to flow for him, and there were jinns that worked in front of Solomon PBUH, by the Leave of his Lord” The infidels also do in this world many works which are for public welfare, or which come under the category of good deeds. Almighty Allah gives them reward for such good deeds in this world in the form of wealth, sound health, or saving them from some trouble, because Belief is precondition for reward in the Hereafter. Since an infidel is deprived of it, he will also be deprived of their reward in the Hereafter. Thus, we learn that Belief constitutes the basis of every action and is a precondition for the acceptance of any good deed by Allah.