June 19, 2024

Surah Saba Ayat 23 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (25 Jan 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[34].Surah Saba [Sheba]

Ayat 23. Intercession with Him profits not, except for him whom Allah permits. Until when fear is banished from their (angels’) hearts, they (angels) say: “What is it that your Lord has said?” They say: “The truth. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.”

Tafseer of Surah Saba’ (Sheba) Ayat 23. “No intercession can avail in His Presence, except for those for whom He has granted permission. So far (is this the case) that, when terror is removed from their hearts (at the Day of Judgment, then) will they say, ´what is it that your Lord commanded? ´ they will say, ´That which is true and just; and He is the Most High, Most Great´.” Cf. 20:109, where I have explained the two possible modes of interpretation. Each soul is individually and personally responsible. And if there is any intercession, it can only be by Allah’s gracious permission. For the Day of Judgement will be a terrible Day, or Day of Wrath (Dies irae) according to the Latin hymn, when the purest souls will be stupefied at the manifestation of Allah’s Power. See next note. “Their hearts”: the pronoun “their” refers to the angels nearest to Allah. On the Day of Judgement there will be such an irresistible manifestation of Power that even they will be silent for a while, and will scarcely realize what is happening. They will question each other, and only thus will they regain their bearings. Or “their” may refer to those who seek intercession. In their mutual questioning they will realize that Allah’s Judgement, as always, is right and just. Does this mean that no sort of intercession is required?

English Translation of Hadith  

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said, “Every one of my Ummah will enter Jannah except those who refuse”. He was asked: “Who will refuse?” He ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said, “Whoever obeys me, shall enter Jannah, and whosoever disobeys me, refuses to (enter Jannah)”.

[Al-Bukhari Book 9, Chapter 92, Hadith # 384]

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Saba Ayat 23. “Intercession with Him profits not, except for him whom Allah permits” The word Ummah here stands for the community which accepted the invitation of the Prophet (ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH), that is to say, the people who on his call embraced Islam. Out of this community who follow him faithfully will go to Jannah.