May 26, 2024

Surah Saba Ayat 47-48 & 49 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (15 Feb 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[34].Surah Saba [Sheba]

Ayat 47. Say (O Muhammad ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH).): “Whatever wage I might have asked of you is yours. My wage is from Allah only. and He is Witness over all things.”

Ayat 48. Say : “Verily! My Lord sends down Inspiration and makes apparent the truth (i.e. this Revelation that had come to me), the All Knower of the Ghaib (unseen).

Ayat 49. Say: “The truth (the Qur’an and Allah’s Inspiration) has come, and Al­-Batil [falsehood – Iblis (Satan)] can neither create anything nor resurrect (anything).”

Tafseer of Surah Saba’ (Sheba) Ayat. 47. Say: “No reward do I ask of you: it is (all) in your interest: my reward is only due from Allah. And He is witness to all things.” Cf. 10:72. The second argument is that he has nothing to gain from them. His message is for their own good. He is willing to suffer persecution and insult, because he has to fulfill his mission from Allah. Ayat 48. Say: “Verily my Lord doth cast the (mantle of) Truth (over His servants), He that has full knowledge of (all) that is hidden.” Allah’s Truth is so vast that no man in this life can compass the whole of it. But Allah in His mercy selects His servants on whom it is cast like a mantle. They see enough to be able to teach their fellow men. It is through that mantle –that mission received from Allah-that a messenger can speak with authority to men. He cannot explain the exact mystery of inspiration, but he knows it is from Allah, and this is his third argument. Ayat 49. Say: “The Truth has arrived, and Falsehood neither creates anything new, nor restores anything.” The fourth argument is that the Truth is final: it does not come and go: it creates new situations and new developments, and if by chance it seems to be defeated for a time, it comes back and restores the true balance-unlike Falsehood, which by its very nature is doomed to perish: 17:81. The Prophet’s credentials are known by the test of Time. This was already becoming apparent to discerning eyes when this Surah was revealed in Makkah, but it became clear to the whole world with the story of Islam’s progress in Madinah.

English Translation of Hadith

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said, “If anyone calls others to follow right guidance, his reward will be equivalent to those who follow him (in righteousness) without their reward being diminished in any respect, and if anyone invites others to follow error, the sin, will be equivalent to that of the people who follow him (in sinfulness) without their sins being diminished in any respect”.

[Muslim Book # 06, Chapter 34, Hadith # 6470].

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Saba Ayat 47. “My wage is from Allah only. and He is Witness over all things” Invitation’ and `Call’ stand to mean here that someone induces others to virtue or seduces to sin by means of his speech or action. We come to know from this Hadith that one who becomes a medium for either of them is given a reward or punishment respectively by Allah (SWT).