TARAWEEH 16

Taraweeh 16

Surah : An – Naml 1 to 4

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน The Quran is a guide and good news for the believers.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน Story of Musa a.s – Musa seeing a fire, Allah speaking to him, 2 signs given to him of the staff and shining hand, Musa showing the signs to Firaun and his chiefs. Their hearts were convinced about the truth, but they rejected Musa due to their wickedness and pride.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน Story of Sulaiman a.s and the Ants (Naml) – The army of Sulaiman a.s comprised of Jinns, men and birds and they were kept under strict discipline.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน While on an expedition, the army came across a valley of ants and one of the ants said ” O ants, get into your homes, lest Sulaiman and his army crush you under their feet without noticing”.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน Sulaiman smiled, laughing at its statement and said “O Rabb! Inspire me to render thanks for Your favours, which you have bestowed upon me and on my parents”.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน Story of Sulaiman a.s and the Queen of Sheba – While taking attendance of the birds, Sulaiman a.s observed that the hoophoe bird was missing and he wanted to punish it.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน The bird arrived soon and brought news about the people of Sheba, who worship the sun and have a woman possessing a magnificent throne as their ruler.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน Sulaiman wants to verify this, so he sends a letter to her, asking her to come in complete submission as Muslim.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน The Queen consults her chiefs. She decides to send presents to Sulaiman which he refuses to accept. He announces that if she and her people do not accept Islam, he will march to them with his army.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน Sulaiman a.s gets news that the Queen of Sheba was coming to him in submission. He asks the Jinns to bring her throne before she arrives. Also, he instructs the Jinns to build a new palace immediately.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน One powerful Jinn said that he can bring the throne before the court is adjourned, while another Jinn who had knowledge of the Book said that he can bring it in the twinkling of an eye.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน Sulaiman saw the throne in front and prayed to Allah, acknowledging that it is a test from Allah to see if he would be among the grateful.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒนWhen the Queen arrives, she sees the throne which Sulaiman had disguised for her. She says the throne is just the same as her throne.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน She entered the newly built palace whose floors seemed like a pool of water, so she tucked her skirt up. Sulaiman said, that this is a palace whose floors are paved with glass.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน Seeing both the miracles, the Queen exclaimed “I submit myself in Islam with Sulaiman to Allah, the Rabb of the worlds”.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน The People of Thamud and Saleh a.s – There were 9 ringleaders in the city and they plotted to kill Saleh and his family. But Allah devised a counter plan. You can see how Allah annihilated those leaders with all their people.

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน The People of Lut a.s – the people were steeped in ignorance with their homosexual behaviour. Allah delivered Lut and his family, except his wife, and sent a shower of brimstone that destroyed them all.

Surah : An Naml 5 to 7

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฆ Just think – who has made the earth and all its creation therein. Just think – who answers to the oppressed person when he cries out. Just think – who guides you in darkness on the land and sea. Just think – who originates creation and then repeats its production. Is there another God besides Allah?

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฆ The unbelievers question about life after death, saying this idea is nothing but a legend of prior people. Tell them, “Travel through the earth and see what has been the end of the criminals”.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฆ When the time to fulfill Allah’s word comes to pass, Allah will bring out from the earth a strange creature which will speak to them about this, that the people did not believe in Our revelations.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฆ On the Day of resurrection , Allah will gather the disbelievers from every nation, and they shall be arranged in classification according to their merits.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฆ On that Day, all who dwell in the heavens and the earth shall be terrified, except those whom Allah will choose to spare, and all shall come to Him in utter humiliation.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฆ You shall see the mountains pass away like clouds . Such is the artistry of Allah, who has perfected all things.

SurH : Al Qasas Section 1

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฆ Ta Seen Meem. These are the verses of the Book that make things clear.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฆ Further information about Musa and Firaun – Firaun elevated himself in the land and oppressed one group of people, putting their sons to death and sparing the females.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฆ Allah wanted to favour those who were oppressed in the land, to make them leaders and make them inherit the land.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฆ Allah inspired the mother of Musa to suckle him and cast him into the river (on a basket) without any grief, for Allah shall restore Musa back to her.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฆ Allah made Firaun’s family pick him up from the river. Firaun’s wife said “this child may become the comfort of the eyes for me and for Firaun”.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฆ Allah had ordained that Musa would refuse to suck from any foster mother.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฆ Musa’s sister came to Firaun’s wife and informed, about one home which would take care of the child. Thus Allah restored Musa to his mother, so she may know that the promise of Allah is true.

Surah : Al Qasas 2 to 5

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Incident of Musa killing a man, and then realising that this is from the work of Shaitan.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Musa prays for forgiveness and Allah forgives him.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ The next day, Musa was about to lay hands on a man, when he gets news that the chiefs of the land are plotting to kill him. He leaves the place in fear and caution and heads towards Madyan.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ At the well of Madyan, he comes across 2 women who were holding their flock back, waiting for the men to finish watering their flock.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Musa helped the women water the flock and prayed “O My Rabb! Surely I am in desperate need of whatever good that You may send down to me”.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Soon after, one of the women came to Musa, and asked him to see her father.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Musa narrated his story and the father consoled him, and said not to fear as he has escaped from those wicked people.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ The old man offered one of his daughters in marriage to Musa if he would stay in service for a minimum of 8 years, or 10 years would be gracious of him. Musa agreed.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ After completion of term, Musa travelled with his family and saw a fire in the direction of Mount Tur.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Conversation with Allah and Allah gives him 2 signs of the staff and shining hand. Musa was to go to Firaun with these signs.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Musa’s fear that he had killed a man, and the people would put him to death. Also he requested Allah to have his brother Haroon as his helper for support and for his eloquent speech.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Allah grants authority to Musa and Haroon, such that Firaun would not be able to harm them.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Firaun and his chief dismissed the signs of Musa as sorcery.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Firaun’s order to Haman, to build a high tower so that he could climb it and see the God of Musa.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Firaun and his warriors were arrogant, so Allah seized them and flung them into the sea.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Musa a.s was given the Torah, after Allah had destroyed the former generations.

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Allah is revealing these information to you O Muhammad (saws), so that you may forewarn a nation to whom no Warner came before you.

Surah : Al Qasas 6 to 9

๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ O Muhammad (saws), you cannot give guidance to whom you wish. It is Allah who gives guidance to whom He pleases.

๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ Criteria for destroying a town – Allah will never destroy the towns until He has sent to their mother town a Rasool reciting to them His revelations. And Allah will not destroy towns except when their dwellers had become wrongdoers.

๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ Allah creates what He wills and chooses for His work whom He pleases.

๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ Have you considered if Allah made the night perpetual till the Day of Resurrection or if Allah made the day perpetual till the Day of Resurrection, which deity can bring the night back for you to rest or the day to seek His bounty.

๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ Qaroon was one of Musa’s people, but he rebelled against them.

๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ Allah had given him so much treasure that their very keys were a burden to a band of strongmen.

๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ Qaroon was warned by his people not to exult and show off, but he replied that all he has got is by virtue of the knowledge that he possesses.

๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ One day he came out before his people in his worldly glitter, and the people wished that they had the like of Qaroon’s fortune.

๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ The next day, Allah caused the earth to swallow him along with his dwellings and the same people said – “Alas! We had forgotten that it is Allah indeed who enlarges the provision for whom He wills and restricts from whom He pleases”.

๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ Allah has reserved Jannah for those who seek neither exaltation nor corruption in the earth. The ultimate good is for the righteous.

 

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TARAWEEH-15

Taraweeh 15

Surah : An-Nur 3 to 6

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ O believers! Do not follow the footsteps of shaitaan. One who follows, is seduced by him to commit acts of indecency and wickedness.

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ Those amongst you endowed with grace and abundance, should help their relatives, the indigent and those who migrate for Allah’s cause.

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡They should forgive and overlook – do you not wish that Allah should forgive you.

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ Those who accuse chaste and believing women are cursed in this life, and in the hereafter, their own tongues, their own hands, and their own feet will testify against their misdeeds.

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ Rules on entering homes – Before entering anyone’s home you must seek permission of the occupants and convey greetings of peace and salaam.

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ Do not enter if permission is not given or you are asked to go back. You can enter houses that are not used for dwelling and where it has something belonging to you.

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ Enjoin believing men and women to lower their gaze and guard their modesty.

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ Let the women draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their adornments except to their husband and near relatives.

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ Also women are not to strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden trinkets and ornaments.

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth.

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ The parable of His Light is as if there were a niche, in which there is a lamp, the lamp is enclosed in crystal, the crystal is of a star like brilliance, it is lit with olive oil from a blessed tree neither eastern or western, it’s very oil would almost be luminous though no fire touched it- all means of increasing Light upon Light are provided- Allah guides to His Light whom He pleases.

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ Allah’s Light is found in places of worship, which is built by those who are pious, establish Salaah and give Zakaath.

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ The birds praise Allah as they wing their flight and each one knows it’s prayers and how to praise Him. Allah has full knowledge of all their actions.

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ Allah has created from water all living creatures: some creep on their bellies while some walk on two legs or 4 legs. Allah creates what He pleases; surely Allah has power over everything.

Surah : An-Nur 7 to 9

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน Obey Allah and obey His Rasool. If you do not, the Rasool is only responsible to fulfil his duty. If you obey the Rasool you will be rightly guided.

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน The responsibility of the Rasool is only to deliver Allah’s message clearly.

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน Etiquette of entering rooms or visits – permission is to be asked before coming to see you on 3 occasions ; before Fajr Salaah , at noon when you put off your clothes and after Isha Salaah. These are your three times of privacy .

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน Also children are advised to do so, as soon as they attain the age of puberty.

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน Elderly women can lay down their hijab, but it is better if they do not discard.

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน There is no blame on you if you eat apart or together. You can eat in your house or of your fathers or your mothers, or your brothers or your sisters or your paternal/maternal uncles or your paternal/maternal aunts or your sincere friends or houses whose keys are entrusted to you.

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน Etiquette with the Prophet – seek his permission before you depart. Only those who seek his permission are the true believers.

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน Do not summon the Rasool in the same way as you summon among yourselves.

Al – Furqan Section 1 to 2

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน Blessed is Allah who has revealed Al-Furqan – the criterion to distinguish between right and wrong.

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน Those who deny the Hour, Allah has prepared a blazing fire. When it sees them from a distant place, the people will hear it’s raging and roaring.

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน The unbelievers will be chained together and flung into some narrow space.

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน They will plead for death, but will be told “do not plead for one death but for many deaths”.

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน The righteous would be in paradise – and this is the promise worth praying for, from your Rabb.

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน The disbelievers and their deities will be questioned and the deities will answer, “It was not befitting for us to take any guardian besides you O Allah. These people forgot the Reminder and thereby became worthless people”.

Surah : Al- Furqan 3 to 6

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒThe disbelievers question why no angel is sent down to them or why they cannot see their Rabb.

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ On that Day, when they will see the angels, they will cry “May there be a stone barrier between us and the Angels of punishment”.

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ In contrast, the heirs of paradise shall have the best residence and finest lodging.

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ The Real Kingdom on that Day will belong only to Allah and it will be a hard Day for the unbelievers.

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ The Rasool will say – “O my Rabb ! Surely, my people deserted this Quran ( neither learned nor acted upon its guidance).

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ The Quran is revealed piecemeal in order to strengthen your hearts.

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ The other reason is so that any time the people come to you with an argument, Allah reveals to you the Truth and properly explains it.

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ Examples of the disbelieving people from various nations are mentioned and how Allah exterminated all of them – People of Musa and Haroon, people of Nuh, people of Ad and Thamud and dwellers of Ar-Rass.

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ It is Allah who extends a shadow and reduces it. If Allah wanted, He could make your shadow constant.

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ Allah has caused the barrier between 2 seas, one sweet and pleasant and other salty and bitter.

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ When it is said to the unbelievers to prostrate before Allah, the Most Compassionate, they ask, “Who is that Most Compassionate? Are we to prostrate just because you order us to?” (Sajdah).

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ True servants of Allah are those who walk on earth in humility and when the ignorant people address them, they say: Peace

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ They are the ones who pass the night prostrating before Allah, who when they spend are neither extravagant nor stingy, do not invoke any other god besides Allah, who do not kill except for just cause and who do not commit fornication.

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ Such people pray : Our Rabb, make our wives and children the comfort of our eyes and make us the leaders of the righteous.

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ Such are the people who will be rewarded with lofty places in paradise for their patience. They shall be welcomed with greetings and salutation and they shall live there forever.

Surah : Ash Shuara 1 to 6

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— Ta Seen Meem. These are the verses of the Manifest Book.

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— O Muhammad (saws), do not fret yourself to death with grief because they do not believe.

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— If Allah willed, He could send them a sign from heaven by which they would be forced to believe, but this is not what He wants.

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— Detailed Story of Musa and Firaun :

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— Allah’s command to Musa that he go to Firaun and convey the message of Allah. The 2 signs of the staff and shining hand given to Musa.

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— Firaun and his chief calling it magic and the contest with the magicians. Musa prevails over them and the magicians accept Musa’s invitation inspite of Firaun’s threat to cut their hands and legs off on either side.

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— Musa sets off with his people, away from Firaun. Firaun and his army follow them (to a place in front of the Red Sea).

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— Musa striking the sea with his staff and the sea splits, each part standing like a mighty mountain. The believers cross the sea, while whole Firaun and his army drown in it.

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— Surely there is a lesson in this ; yet most of the people do not learn.

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— Story of Ibrahim – Ibrahim calling his father and the people, and conveying to worship one Allah. The people giving the excuse that they found their forefathers worshipping these deities.

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— Prayer of Ibrahim ” O Allah! Bestow wisdom upon me and admit me among the righteous. Grant me a reputation of truthfulness on the tongue of later generations and count me among the inheritors of Paradise”.

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— On that Day, none shall be saved, except one who will come before Allah with a pure heart.

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— Reminder of the People of Nuh – Nuh kept inviting the people towards Allah but they went to an extent saying “If you do not stop, we shall stone you to death”.

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— Allah delivers Nuh and his people on the ark and drowned the rest of the people in the Great Flood.

๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“— Surely, in this story is a great lesson, but most people do not learn.

Ash Shuara : 7 to 11

๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹ Mention of the people of Ad and their brother Hud – they built strong fortresses and erected monuments on high places.

๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹ When they lay their hands on anyone, they acted like cruel tyrants. They totally ignored Hud a.s’s message about the hereafter – Allah destroyed them completely.

๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹ Mention of Thamud and their brother Saleh – they were carving out dwellings on mountains and leading happy lives.

๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹ The people demanded a sign from Saleh a.s.

๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹ The miracle of the she-camel and instruction that they should share water with her on alternate days. But the people hamstrung her. The punishment of Allah overtook them completely.

๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹ People of Lut and them being deeply involved in acts of homosexuality. Allah delivers Lut and his family except his wife, and a rain of brimstones kills all the wrongdoers.

๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹ People of Aykah and Prophet Shuaib a.s. – When Shuaib a.s warned them not to give less in measure and weight and to believe in One Allah.

๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹ The people said that he is bewitched. The torment of the day of shadow (dark clouds carrying Allah’s scourge) seized them and it was indeed an extremely dreadful day.

๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹ This Quran is a revelation brought down by the trustworthy Spirit (Angel Gabriel), upon the heart of Prophet Muhammad (saws), so he can warn the people.

๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹ Allah has never destroyed a population until a clear Warner was sent.

๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹ On whom does Shaitaan descend – Shaitaan descends on every slandering sinner, those who pass on what is heard – and most of them are liars.

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Taraweeh 13

Surah : Kahf 10 to 12

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ With Khizr a.s having killed a boy, Musa exclaims how he could kill an innocent person. Surely he has done a horrible thing.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Khizr reminds Musa about their agreement that Musa would not question his actions, and Musa confirms not to question again.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ They come to a town and ask for food but no one take them as guests. They find a wall on the point of falling down and Khizr restores it.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Musa wonders and asks why Khizr did not take wages for it.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Khizr says “That’s it; this is the parting between you and me”. He then explains about the actions he committed.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ The damage to boat was to prevent a king who was seizing boats by force from the poor fishermen.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ As for the youth, his parents were true believers, and the boy was a rebel and a disbeliever. Allah would grant to the parents, a son more righteous and better in affection.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ As for the wall, it belonged to 2 orphan boys and beneath it their treasure was buried. Since their father was a righteous man, Allah desired that the treasure be protected and the children should take it after they reach maturity.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ All this was done as a mercy from Allah. This is the interpretation of those actions which Musa a.s could not bear to watch with patience.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Story of Dhul Qarnain – Allah had established his power in the land and gave him all kinds of ways and means.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Once, he went on an expedition and arrived at a place between two mountains where the people could hardly understand his language.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ The people requested him to build a wall in the mountain so it would prevent Yajuj and Majuj from ravaging the land.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Dhul Qarnain agreed to build the wall with the help of some workers, and he made like a dam between the two mountains with Iron.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ This was a strong barrier and a blessing from Allah. But Dhul Qarnain warned that when the promise of Allah comes to pass(Day of Resurrection), it will be levelled to the ground and the people will be let loose to surge like waves on one another.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ O Muhammad (saws), tell them, “If the waters of the ocean were ink with which to write the Words of my Rabb, the ocean would be consumed before the Words (Praises of Allah) are finished, even if Allah were to bring another ocean of similar quantity to replenish it”.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Whoever hopes to meet Allah, let him do good deeds and join no other deity in the worship of Allah.

Surah: Maryam – Section 1

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Kaf Ha Ya Ayn Sad. This is a reminder of blessings that Allah bestowed on his servant Zakariyyah.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Zakariyyah prayed for a child who would inherit his legacy and who would be a righteous person.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Allah accepts his prayer and gives good news of a son, Yahya (John).

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Allah granted Yahya wisdom while he was still a boy and also granted him kindness and purity.

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ He grew up a pious man, dutiful to his parents and he was neither arrogant nor disobedient.

Surah : Maryam 2 to 6

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Story of Maryam a.s – News of a righteous son is given to Maryam by an Angel.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Maryam says – “How can I bear a son when no man has ever touched me nor am I unchaste”.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ The Angel says, so it shall be. Allah wishes to make him a sign for mankind and a blessing from Allah.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ The pains of child birth drove her to the trunk of a palm-tree and an angel consoled her “Do not grieve! Allah has provided water at your feet. If you shake the trunk of the palm tree, it will drop fresh ripe dates. So drink and refresh yourself”.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Maryam carried the baby to her people who expressed the news as something hard to believe and kept questioning her.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Maryam pointed to the baby and it spoke “I am indeed a servant of Allah. He has given me the Book and made me a Prophet, and blessed me and commanded me to establish Salaah and give Zakat. Allah has exhorted me to honour my mother and not to be arrogant, disobedient”.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Such was Isa a.s (Jesus Christ), son of Maryam. This is a true statement about him concerning which they are in doubt.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Isa a.s declared that verily Allah is my Rabb and your Rabb, therefore serve him.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Conversation of Ibrahim a.s with his father – “O my father! Why do you worship something that can neither see you nor hear you.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ O my father! I have been given knowledge and I shall guide you to the Right Way.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ O my father! Do not worship Shaitaan for he is disobedient to Allah.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ O my father! I fear that a punishment from Allah may afflict you and you may become a friend of Shaitaan”.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Ibrahim’s father says, “Be gone, and if you do not stop this folly, I will stone you to death”.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Ibraheem says, “Peace be upon you, I will pray to my Rabb for your forgiveness. I am leaving you and all those deities whom you invoke, besides Allah”.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Allah granted to Ibraheem descendants like Ishaaq and Yaqoob. Allah granted them the honour of being mentioned with true high respect.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Story of Musa and him being called from the right side of Mount Toor for exclusive conversation.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Allah made his brother Haroon a Prophet and his assistant.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Story of Ismail – He was a man of his word. He commanded his people to establish Salaah and give charity and Allah was well pleased with him.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Story of Idrees – a truthful man, a Prophet and whom Allah had raised to a lofty place.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ These were some of the Prophets, who whenever the Revelations were recited, they fell in tears prostrating to Allah. (Sajdah)

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ On that Day, Allah will gather all the disbelievers along with their shaitaans and set them on their knees around the fire of hell.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ There is not a single one of you, who shall not pass over the fire of Hell.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Saying Allah has begotten a son is so monstrous, that the very heavens might crack, the earth cleave asunder and mountains crumble to pieces.

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Allah has made the Quran easy in your own language so that you may give good news to the righteous and warn headstrong folks.

Surah : Ta-Ha 1 to 3

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš Allah is One to Whom you need not speak aloud, for He knows what is said in secret and what is yet more hidden.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš The story of Musa – While on a journey with his family, he saw a fire and he reached there.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš Allah spoke to him – O Musa, take off your shoes, you are in the sacred valley of Tuwa.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš News of Musa as being the chosen one from Allah and as a Prophet.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš Signs given to Musa – his staff which turns into a snake and his hand which comes out shining white from under his armpit.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš Musa is asked to go to Firaun with these signs. Musa prays (Rabbishrahli saddri…). Allah grants his request and appoints Haroon as his minister.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš Allah reminds about the time when he inspired Musa’s mother to put him into into the river on a chest(basket).

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš Then it got picked up by Firaun’s family and he grew in their care.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš Then through Musa’s sister, Allah got her to inform Firaun’s wife about a woman who can take care of the child, and got Musa’s mother back to him.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš Musa reaches Firaun and conveys the message about Oneness of Allah and about Allah’s creations.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš When Musa showed Firaun the signs, Firaun said it was magic and challenged Musa.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš The Day of festival was fixed for the challenge between Musa and the magicians of the kingdom.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš Musa asked the magicians to present their magic and they threw down their cords and staff which started moving because of their magic.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš Allah comforted Musa to not be afraid. Musa then threw down his staff and it became a serpent which swallowed up all the magic that was produced.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš The magicians realised that this was not magic but a miracle, so they humbled themselves by prostrating and said that they believe in the Rabb of Haroon and Musa.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš Firaun was furious and said that he would cut off their hands and feet from either side, and crucify them on the trunks of palm trees.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš The magicians replied that they can never prefer Firaun over the miracle they have witnessed.

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš The Firaun can punish them only in this worldly life. Allah’s reward is better and his punishment more severe.

 

TARAWEEH 12๐Ÿ’ฎ

Taraweeh 12

Surah : An-Nahl 13 to 16

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž Allah commands justice, good conduct and giving to near relatives and He forbids indecency, injustice and rebellion.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž Do not break your oaths after you have sworn them, for swearing in His name, you have made Allah your surety.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž When you recite the Quran, seek Allah’s protection from Shaitaan. Shaitaan has no authority over those who believe and put their trust in their Rabb.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž The Quran was brought down by The Holy Spirit (Gibrael) in piecemeal from Allah. This was done in order to strengthen the faith of the believers and give guidance and good news to Muslims.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž Anyone who is forced to deny faith while his heart remains loyal to the faith shall be absolved. But those who deny faith willingly after its acceptance shall incur the wrath of Allah.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž If one is forced by necessity to eat the flesh of swine or the forbidden things, intending not to transgress limits, Allah is surely Forgiving and Merciful.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž Allah is forgiving and merciful towards those who do something wrong through ignorance, but later repent and mend their ways.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž Ibrahim a.s was an Ummah (an exemplary leader) an upright man, obedient to Allah. He was always grateful for the favours of Allah.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž Allah gave him a good life in this world and in the hereafter he will be among the righteous.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž Call people to the Way of Allah with wisdom and best advise, and reason with them in the most courteous manner.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž If you have to retaliate, let your retaliation be in proportion with the wrong which was done to you.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž But if you endure with patience, the best reward is for those who are patient.

๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž Be patient – for your patience is not but with the help of Allah. Do not grieve over the unbelievers and do not distress yourself because of their plots.

Al- Isra Section 1 to 4

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Glory be to Allah who took His devotee Muhammad (saws) one night from Masjid Al-Haram to Al Masjid-Al-Aqsa whose vicinity Allah has blessed, in order to show him some of Allah’s signs (Miraj – Allah gave the Prophet a tour of the universe).

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ This Quran guides to the Way which is perfectly straight, and gives good news to the believers who do good deeds.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Allah has fastened the destiny of every man to his own neck. On the Day of Resurrection Allah will bring out for him a book (of deeds) spread wide open.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Lower your wings of humility upon your parents and pray: O Allah, bestow on them Your blessings just as they cherished me when I was a child.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Give to your relatives their due and to the needy. Do not be a spendthrift.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Speak courteously to the needy persons.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Do not be stingy or too prodigal. Allah gives abundantly to whom He wills and sparingly to whom He wills, for He is aware of the condition of His servants and observes them closely.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Do not kill your children for fear of sustenance.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Do not go near the unlawful sex. It is a shameful deed opening ways to other evil.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Do not kill anyone except under the Islamic law.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Do not go near the property of orphans except with good intentions.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Fulfill your pledges, you shall be accountable for your pledges.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Give full measure and with even scale. This is best for you in the end.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Do not follow anyone blindly on matters where you have no knowledge. Use of your eyes, ears and heart will be questioned on the Day of Judgement.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Do not walk arrogantly on earth.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ If there were other gods besides Allah, they would have certainly tried to find a way to dethrone the Master of the Throne.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ When you recite the Quran, Allah puts a hidden barrier between you and those who do not believe in the hereafter.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ Tell the unbelievers that you will most certainly be brought back to life even if you were iron or stone.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ When Allah calls on that Day, you will rise up in response to it, and will think that you were in a state of death, just for a little while.

Surah : Al Isra 6 to 11

โš“โš“ Speak only what is the best. Surely shaitaan stirs trouble amongst people. Shaitaan is an open enemy to mankind.

โš“โš“ Those to whom the disbelievers pray, they themselves seek the means of access to their Rabb.

โš“โš“ Allah refrains from sending signs or miracles now, only because the former generations rejected them. Signs are sent as warning (example of she camel of people of Thamud is given), and if people reject the signs of Allah, they are doomed.

โš“โš“ Story of Iblees and not prostrating before Adam.

โš“โš“ Shaitaan tries to allure people with his seductive voice, the promise of Shaitaan is only deception.

โš“โš“ As for Allah’s servants, shaitaan will not find any authority over them. Allah is sufficient as their Guardian.

โš“โš“ Those who play blind to the Truth in this world, will be blind in the hereafter and will go further astray from the Way to Salvation.

โš“โš“ Had We not strengthened your faith O Muhammad (saws), you might have made some compromise with the people. In such a case We would have given you double punishment in this life and in the life hereafter.

โš“โš“ Read the Quran at Fajr (dawn) for reading the Quran at Fajr is witnessed by the angels.

โš“โš“ Pray Tahajjud during a part of the night with this Quran, an additional prayer for you O Muhammad (saws) so that your Rabb may exalt you to Maqaman Mahmuda (a station of great glory).

โš“โš“ The Soul is of the command of Allah and the knowledge you are given about it, is but very little.

โš“โš“ Allah shall gather the wrongdoers on the Day of Resurrection, all prone on their faces, blind, dumb and deaf.

โš“โš“ When the flames of Hell fire dies down, Allah will rekindle for them the fierceness of fire.

โš“โš“ Allah has set a deadline for all lives and there is no doubt about it.

โš“โš“ If you had all the treasures of Allah’s mercy at your disposal, you still would have held them back for fear of spending. Man is ever stingy.

Surah Al Isra 12

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ To Musa Allah had given nine clear signs.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ When Firaun resolved to remove Musa, Allah drowned him and those who were with him, leaving the land to the followers of Musa.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ People who were endowed with knowledge of the books earlier (Jews and Christians), when Quran is recited to them, they fall upon their faces in prostration and weeping, and this increases their reverence (Sajdah).

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ Offer your Salaah neither in too loud a voice not in too low a voice but seek a middle course. Glorify Allah’s greatness in the best possible way.

Surah Al – Kahf Section 1 to 4

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ Praise be to Allah who has revealed this Quran and made it free from any crookedness.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ Allah has decked the world with all kinds of ornaments to test the people and see who do the best deeds.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ Story of the Companions of the Cave and of Ar Raqeem –

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ Allah had increased guidance and had put courage in the hearts of certain young men. They stood up and declared that they will never call upon any other deity except Allah.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ They withdrew from the land and took refuge in a cave.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ If you could see them, you might have thought them to be awake but they were asleep and their dog lay stretched out at the entrance.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ When they woke up, they thought to have been asleep for a day or part of a day. They sent one of the companions to the city with a silver coin to buy pure food.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ Allah revealed their secret to the people of the land, so they may know that the promise of Allah is true and there is no doubt about the coming Hour.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ Instead of considering the Hour of Judgement, the people started arguing about what to build over their place of sleep. Finally, they built a place of worship over them.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ The people guess if they were 3 or 5 or 6. Say, Allah alone knows their number. Do not enter into discussions about this except in a cursory way.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ Never say of anything , “I will certainly do”, except if you add “If Allah wills” and if you forget, call Allah to mind and say ” I hope my Rabb shall guide me ever closer than this to the Right Way”.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ Allah reveals that they had stayed asleep in the cave for 309 years.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ Keep yourself content with those who call upon their Rabb morning and evening, seeking His good pleasure. Let not your eyes turn away from them desiring the attraction of Worldly Life.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ For the rejectors of Truth, is Hell fire whose flames will hem them from all sides. When they cry for help, they will be showered with hot water like boiling oil, which will scald their faces.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ For those who believe and are righteous, for them is Jannah with gardens of eternity. They will be adorned with bracelets of gold and fine thick green garments of silk and soft couches.