May 19, 2024

Surah Saba Ayat 43 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (11 Feb 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[34].Surah Saba [Sheba]

Ayat 43. And when Our Clear Verses are recited to them, they say: “This (Muhammad ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) is naught but a man who wishes to hinder you from that which your fathers used to worship.” And they say: “This (Quran) is nothing but an invented lie.” And those who disbelieve say of the truth when it has come to them (i.e. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH). when Allah sent him as a Messenger with proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, etc.): “This (Quran) is nothing but evident magic!”

Tafseer of Surah Saba’ (Sheba) Ayat. 43. When Our Clear Signs are rehearsed to them, they say, “This is only a man who wishes to hinder you from the (worship) which your fathers practiced.” And they say, “This is only a falsehood invented!” and the Unbelievers say of the Truth when it comes to them, “This is nothing but evident magic!” Apart from the worship of Evil in the guise of the Powers of Light, there is another form of false worship, which depends on ancestral tradition. “Why” it is said “should we not do as our fathers did?” They reject a new prophet of Truth simply because his teaching does not agree with the ways of their ancestors. The answer to this is given in verse 44 next. But meanwhile the rejecters’ objection to new Truth is stated in three forms: (1) our ancestors knew nothing of this: (2) The story of inspiration is false; it is merely an invention; we do not believe in inspiration: (3) when in some particular points, the new Truth does work wonders in men’s hearts, they account for it by saying it is magic. The third objection is merely traditional. What is magic? If it is merely deception by the fact that the Messenger who comes with new spiritual Truth is acknowledged to be truthful in other relations of life: why should he be false where his preaching brings him no gain but much sorrow and persecution? For the ancestral objection see next Ayat.

English Translation of Hadith 

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said,  “Verily, Allah likes three things for you and disapproves three things for you. He likes that you should worship Him Alone, not to associate anything with Him (in worship) and to hold fast to the Rope of Allah and not to be divided among yourselves; and He disapproves for you irrelevant talk, persistent questioning and the squandering of the wealth.”

[Muslim Book 018, Chapter 03, Hadith # 4255].”

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Saba Ayat 43. And when Our Clear Verses are recited to them, they say: “This (Muhammad ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) is naught but a man who wishes to hinder you from that which your fathers used to worship.” Besides stressing Tauhid, holding fast to the Rope of Allah and unity (which are greatly liked by Allah), this Hadith forbids unnecessary debate, hair-splitting and extravagance as all the three are disliked by Allah. Wealth has a great importance in man’s life since it is the very source of sustenance and basis of his livelihood, its wastage is akin to cutting the branch of the tree on which one is sitting.