May 26, 2024

Surah Saba Ayat 53 & 54 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (18 Feb 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[34].Surah Saba [Sheba]

Ayat 53. Indeed, they did disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allah, Islam, the Qur’an and Muhammad ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH). before (in this world), and they (used to) conjecture about the unseen [i.e. the Hereafter, Hell, Paradise, Resurrection and the Promise of Allah, etc. (by saying) all that is untrue], from a far place.

Ayat 54. And a barrier will be set between them and that which they desire [i.e. At-Taubah (turning to Allah in repentance) and the accepting of Faith etc.], as was done in the past with the people of their kind. Verily, they have been in grave doubt.

Tafseer of Surah Saba’ (Sheba) Ayat. 53 and 54. Seeing that they did reject Faith (entirely) before, and that they (continually) cas (slanders) on the unseen from a position far off? Not only did they reject the Truth of the Unseen (the true Reality), but they spread all sorts of false and malicious insinuations at the preachers of Truth, calling them dishonest men, liars, hypocrites, and so on. They did it like a coward taking up a sneaking position far from the fight and speeding arrows at a distant target. Ayat 54. And between them and their desires, is placed a barrier, as was done in the past with their partisans:  for they were indeed in suspicious (disquieting) doubt. What they desire is to suppress Truth and to indulge in the satisfaction of their own evil, selfish motives. They will be baulked in both, and that itself will be their anguish and punishment. That had always been the law in the eternal struggle between Right and Wrong. Cf. Shakespeare, (Troilus and Cressida. i. 3. 116). “Right and wrong. Between whose endless jar justice resides.” All partisans of such cliques have always suffered the same fate. Note that verses 51 -54 are a powerful description of the conflict between right and wrong, and may be understood in many meanings. (1) The description applies to the position in the final hereafter, as compared with the position in this life. (2) It applies to the position of triumphant Islam in Madinah and later, as compared with the position of persecuted Islam in its early days in Makkah. (3) It applies to the reversal of the position of right and wrong at various phases of the world’s history, or of (4) individual history.

*These are the last Ayats of 34th Surah of Al-Quran Surah Surah Saba; this Surah contains 54 Ayats, Insha Allah from tomorrow 35th Surah of Al-Quran Surah Fatir will start.

English Translation of Hadith 

Hazrat Bara bin Azib (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said, “When a believer is questioned in the grave, he testifies that, `there is no true god except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.’ About him the Words of Allah, the Exalted, are: `Allah will keep firm those who believe, with the firm statement (The Testimony of Faith) in this world and the Hereafter)”. (14:27)

[Al-Bukhari Book 06, Chapter 60, Hadith # 221].

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Saba Ayat 53. Indeed they did disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allah, Islam, the Qur’an and Muhammad ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH)”.

This Hadith mentions both the parts of the Shahadah together, that is to say “La ilaha illallah, Muhammad-ur-Rasulullah” (There is no true god except Allah, and Muhammad ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) is the Messenger of Allah). The questioning in the grave is beyond question and is a part of Muslim Belief. Every Muslim will, by the Grace of Allah, give their correct answers in respect of Tauhid and Risalah.