Tafsir of Surah Al-Furqan

Q: Who are the servants or slaves of the Most Merciful intended in Ayah (63) of Surah Al-Furqan? If a person delivers a religious speech quoted from books in a school assembly, will he be rewarded? Indeed, he delivers his speech sincerely without showing off or ostentation but still afraid lest he should be of the first three persons thrown into Hell.

A: First: The servants and slaves of the Most Merciful (Gracious) are the Muslims who believe in the Oneness of Allah and abide by the Islamic Shari‘ah (Law). Their characteristics are stated at the end of Surah Al-Furqan starting from Allah’s saying: And the (faithful) slaves of the Most Gracious (Allâh) are those who walk on the earth in humility and sedateness Their description continues until Allah’s saying: Those will be rewarded with the highest place (in Paradise) because of their patience. Therein they shall be met with greetings and the word of peace and respect. Abiding therein - excellent it is as an abode, and as a place to rest in. Second: It is recommended to select a good word of advice from any book and deliver it as a sermon in schools or meetings to advise and teach people. (Part No. 4; Page No. 269) This is a good deed, if sincerely devoted to Allah (Exalted be He). Thus, he will not be one of the three persons forewarned of Hell in the Hadith.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.