May 26, 2024

Surah Yaseen Ayat 77 & 78 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (29 April 2024)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[36].Surah Yaseen [Yaseen]

Ayat 77. Does not man see that Allah has created him from Nutfah (semen drops). Yet behold! He (stands forth) as an open opponent.

Ayat 78.  And he puts forth for Allah a parable, and forgets his own creation. He says: “Who will give life to these bones when they have rotted away and become dust?”

Tafseer of Surah Yaseen, Ayat 77 and 78, Doth not man see that it is We Who created him from sperm?  yet behold! he (stands forth) as an open adversary! Man’s disobedience and folly are all the more surprising, seeing that-apart from Allah’s greatness and mercy-man is himself such a puny creature, created out of something that is less than a drop in the vast ocean of Existence . Yet man has the hardihood to stand out and dispute with his Maker, and institute idle comparisons as in the next verse!  Ayat 78. And he makes comparisons for Us, and forgets his own (origin and) Creation: He says, “Who can give life to (dry) bones and decomposed ones (at that)?” That is, man thinks that Allah is like His creatures, who at best have very limited powers, or man draws idle parallels like that mentioned at the end of this verse. ‘Who can give life to dry bones, and decomposed ones at that?’ Man certainly cannot, and no power in nature can do that. But why compare the powers and capacities of Allah’s creatures with the powers and capacities of the Creator? The first creation-out of nothing-is far more difficult for us to imagine than a second or subsequent process for which there is already a basis. And Allah has power over all things.

English Translation of Hadith

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said,  Hazrat Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) said, “During the Miraj (the Night of Ascension), I saw a group of people who were scratching their chests and faces with their copper nails. I asked, `Who are these people, O Jibril ?’ Jibril replied: `These are the people who ate flesh of others (by backbiting) and trampled people’s honor.”

[Abu Dawud Hadith # 4878].

Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Yaseen Ayat 78.  And he puts forth for Allah a parable, and forgets his own creation. “These are the people who ate the flesh of others” is a metaphor for backbiting. “To trample people’s honor” is akin to harming their goodwill and honor. The punishment for these things mentioned in Hadith makes their seriousness obvious.