The Gold Adornments in the Qur’an and Hadith (Prophetic Tradition)

By Religion Editor, Word for Peace

The Holy Qur’an says in its verse 81 of Surah Al-Zukhruf:

Say (O Muhammad (PBUH): “If the Most Beneficent (Allah) had a son (or children as you pretend), then I am the first of Allahs worshippers [who deny and refute this claim of yours (and the first to believe in Allah Alone and testify that He has no children)].”

It says again in the verse 82 of the same chapter:

“Glorified be the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne! Exalted be He is free from all that they ascribe (to Him).”

According to the canonical exegesis (Tafseer)of Al Zukhruf (The Gold Adornments) the above mentioned verses, 81 and 82, imply that the holy Prophet Muhammad PBUH does not object to true worship in any form. But he is exhorted to proclaim that one must not superstitiously attribute derogatory things to God, or foster false ideas.

It clearly enjoin that all sorts of Power, Authority, Knowledge, and Truth are originally with Allah. He neither begets nor is begotten. Glory to Him!

In this context, there is a hadith, a tradition reported to Prophet (pnuh):

AbuHurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, Keep away from the seven fatalities It was asked: “What are they, O Messenger of Allah?” He replied, “Associating anything with Allah in worship, sorcery, killing of one whom Allah has declared inviolable without a just cause, devouring the property of an orphan, the eating of usury (Riba), fleeing from the battlefield and accusing chaste believing women, who never even think of anything touching their chastity.”

[Al-Bukhari Book 04, Chapter 51, Hadith # 028]

Clearly, as mentioned above in Surah Al Zukhruf (verse 82): He is free from all that they ascribe (to Him) All the sins mentioned in the Hadith are major sins but Shirk is the greatest of all. The reason behind this is that it will never be pardoned, and one who commits it, will abide in Hell for all eternity. So far as the other major sins are concerned with Allah, He may forgive them if He so wills; otherwise one who is guilty of such sins will have to suffer the torments of Hell. He will, however, be sent to Jannah after suffering the punishment if he is a believer.

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