May 26, 2024

Surah Saba Ayat 41 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (09 Feb 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[34].Surah Saba [Sheba]

Ayat 41. They (angels) will say: “Glorified be You! You are our Wali (Lord) instead of them. Nay, but they used to worship the jinns; most of them were believers in them.”

Tafseer of Surah Saba’ (Sheba) Ayat 41. They will say, “Glory to Thee! our (tie) is with Thee -as Protector – not with them. Nay, but they worshipped the Jinns: most of them believed in them.” Wali in Arabic may mean Friend either in the sense of Protector and Benefactor or in the sense of the Beloved. The tie of benevolence, confidence, and friendship is implied, either active or passive. The angels first proclaim their dependence on Allah and their need of His protection, and then disclaim any idea of their having protected or encouraged the false worshippers to worship beings other than Allah. They go further, and suggest that when men pretended to worship angels, they worshipped, not angels, but Jinns. See next note. Jinns: see Surah 6: Ayat 100 The false worshippers pretended to worship the bright and radiant angels of good, but in reality worshipped the dark and hidden forces of evil-the devils hidden within themselves or in the life around them. They trusted and believed in such forces of evil, although such forces of evil had really no power.

English Translation of Hadith  

Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) used to say: “Allahumma inni as’alukal-huda wat-tuqa wal-`afafa wal-ghina (O Allah! I ask You for guidance, piety, chastity and self-sufficiency)”.

[Muslim Book 37, Chapter 17, Hadith # 6566]. 

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Saba Ayat 41. “You are our Wali (Lord) instead of them. Nay, but they used to worship the jinns; most of them were believers in them.” This Hadith contains four words, the meanings and implications of which constitute its essence. These words are guidance, piety (fear of Allah), chastity and sufficiency. Guidance here means guidance at every turn of life and steadfastness on the path of truth. Fear of Allah is the greatest means of piety and strongest defense against sins. Chastity is the state of being free from what is unlawful. Self-sufficiency is the antonym of poverty and here it means the self-contentment. What it implies is that one should not care for what people possess. In view of all these qualities, the prayer of the Prophet ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) mentioned in this Hadith is very comprehensive and valuable.