May 26, 2024

Surah Saba Ayat 24-25 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (26 Jan 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[34].Surah Saba [Sheba]

Ayat 24. Say (O Muhammad ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) to these polytheists, pagans, etc.) “Who gives you provision from the heavens and the earth?” Say: “Allah, And verily, (either) we or you are rightly guided or in a plain error.”

Ayat 25. Say (O Muhammad ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) to these polytheists, pagans, etc.) “You will not be asked about our sins, nor shall we be asked of what you do.”

Tafseer of Surah Saba’ (Sheba) Ayat 24 & 25. Say: “Who gives you sustenance, from the heavens and the earth?” Say: “It is Allah. and certain it is that either we or ye are on right guidance or in manifest error!” There are six propositions introduced here with the word “Say”, at versus 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 30. They clearly explain the doctrine of Unity (verse 22), the Mercy of Allah (verse 23), man’s Personal Responsibility (verse 25), the Final Justice of Allah (verse 26), Allah’s Power and Wisdom (verse 27), and the Inevitability of the Judgement, by which the true values will be restored (verse 30).  Right and Wrong, Good and Evil, are incompatible, one with another. In this matter we can make no compromise. It is true that in men there may be various degrees of good or evil mixed together, and we have to tolerate men as our fellow-creatures, with all their faults and shortcomings. But this does not mean that we can worship Allah and Mammon together. Wrong is the negation of Right as light is of darkness. Though there may be apparently varying depths of darkness, this is only due to the imperfection of our vision: it is varying strengths of light as perceived by our relative powers of sight. So we may perceive the Light of Allah in varying degrees according to our spiritual vision. But in simple questions of Right and Wrong, we are faced by the Categorical Imperative. Ayat 25. Say: “Ye shall not be questioned as to our sins, nor shall we be questioned as to what ye do.” Therefore do not prosecute us, or bring personal animus to bear on us. We must do our duty in declaring the universal Message, which is for you as much as for us.

English Translation of Hadith

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allahﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said,  “A group of people (both men and women) whose hearts will be like the hearts of birds, will enter Jannah”.

[Muslim Book 40, Chapter 11, Hadith # 6808].

It has been interpreted that such people are those who put their trust in Allah; another interpretation is that these people are tender-hearted.

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Saba Ayat 24. “”Who gives you provision from the heavens and the earth?” Say: “Allah.” Excellence of trust in Allah and kindness of heart are most valuable qualities because both of them are means to enter Jannah. One should not worry much about one’s food and means of subsistence. In fact, people should have the heart like birds who do not collect to keep in reserve anything and go out every morning in search of food and return to their nests fully satiated. This advice is repeated in another Hadith to the effect that when birds leave their nests in the morning, they are hungry but when they come back, their stomachs are full and they do not need any more food.