May 26, 2024

Surah Saba Ayat 36 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (04 Feb 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[34].Surah Saba [Sheba]

Ayat 36. Say (O Muhammad ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH): “Verily, my Lord enlarges and restricts the provision to whom He pleases, but most men know not.”

Tafseer of Surah Saba’ (Sheba) Ayat 36. Say: “Verily my Lord enlarges and restricts the Provision to whom He pleases, but most men understand not.” Provision (or Sustenance): good things of all kinds in this life, material goods as well as power, opportunities, influence, mental gifts, etc. These do not necessarily all go to the good, nor is their denial to be interpreted to mean that it is a withdrawal of Allah’s favor. Very often the contrary is the case. Their distribution is in accordance with the Universal Plan and Purpose, which is All- Wise and All-Good, but ignorant people cannot understand this.

English Translation of Hadith  

Hazrat Musaab bin Saad bin Abu Waqqas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Hazrat Saad (bin Abi Waqqas (May Allah be pleased with him) considered himself better than his inferiors, so The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said to him, “You are given help & gain no victory or livelihood, provision except through (the blessings and invocations of) the poor (your weak ones) amongst you.

[Al-Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 145].

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Saba Ayat 36. “Verily, my Lord enlarges and restricts the provision to whom He pleases” This Hadith exhorts the resourceful people not to look down upon the poor and resource-less people of the society and not to consider themselves superior to others. They should learn to respect the weak and co-operate with them because the Almighty, Allah, is providing for them because of the poor.