10
JUL
2015

24th Night Taraweeh Summary

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Surah Mujaadala begins this para. Allaah states that it is foolish for any person to refer to his wife as his mother (as a method of separating from her). If a man does this, it will be haraam for him to cohabit with his wife till he pays the required Kaffaara. The Kaffaara is that he frees a slave (male or female), fasts for two consecutive months or feeds sixty poor people.Thereafter, Allaah teaches the etiquette of gatherings and warns people against hosting secret meetings to plot against Rasululllaah (sallAllaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) or to commit other sins. Allaah says that such meetings are amongst the acts of Shaytaan.

In Surah Hashar thereafter, Allaah states that the true Mu’mineen are those people who assist the Muslims who migrate for Allaah and His Prophet (sallAllaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam). They are people who do not straiten their hearts despite living in straitened circumstances. Rather, they give preference to others above themselves. The Munafiqeen are completely different because they display the traits of Shaytaan. They encourage people to perpetrate evil deeds and then excuse themselves saying that they have nothing to do with these people. Allaah urges people to take heed to the advice of the Qur’aan, which is so mighty that it can crush mountains under its weight.

Surah Mumtahina begins after Surah Hashar. Allaah tells the Mu’mineen in this Surah that they should terminate all secretive contact with the kuffaar after migrating to Madinah. The kuffaar are enemies to the Muslims and will never be their allies. A Muslim can never trust a kaafir because the ambition of the kaafir is to convert the Muslim into a kaafir like himself/herself. Allaah also states that the faith of a woman should be tested when she migrates to the Muslims. If she is found to be sincere, she should be allowed to remain amongst the Muslims.

Addressing the Mu’mineen in Surah Saff, Allaah admonishes them for claiming to do such things that they have not done. This is an extremely serious crime in Allaah’s sight. Allaah loves those Mu’mineen who stand together like a fortified wall when facing the enemy in jihaad. Allaah then quotes Hadhrat Isa (A.S) who prophesised the advent of Rasululllaah (sallAllaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) to the Bani Israa’eel; referring to Rasululllaah (sallAllaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) as “Ahmed”. Allaah terminates the Surah by assuring the Mu’mineen that the kuffaar will never be able to extinguish Allaah’s light and that He will definitely grant them victory over their enemies.

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In Surah Jumu’ah, Allaah explicitly states, “O you who believe! When you are called for salaah on the day of Jumu’ah (Friday) then hasten towards Allaah’s remembrance and leave all trade. This is best for you if you only knew. So when the salaah has been completed then spread out on earth and seek from Allaah’s bounty (sustenance) and remember Allaah in abundance so that you may succeed.” [verses 9 and 10] The concluding verse of the Surah states: “Allaah is the Best Sustainer”.

Allaah addresses Rasululllaah (sallAllaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) in Surah Munafiqoon, warning him to beware of them. Allaah says that the words and deeds of the Munafiqeen contradict their thoughts and feelings. They falsely take solemn oaths in Allaah’s name whereas they are devoid of Imaan.

In Surah Taghaabun Allaah states that only He created everyone. Allaah made some people kuffaar and made others Mu’mineen with wealth and children as tests for them. Allaah will forgive those people who are rightly guided.

Allaah mentions in Surah Talaaq that husbands should only divorce their wives while the wives are not menstruating. The Iddah should be meticulously observed and it will be regarded as an act of immorality if a woman has to emerge from her home during the Iddah. The Iddah of a non-menstruating divorcee is three months, while the Iddah of a pregnant divorcee will terminate as soon as she delivers. The husband will have to maintain his pregnant wife after the divorce until she delivers his child.

Addressing Rasululllaah (sallAllaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) in Surah Tahreem, Allaah tells him not to forsake Allaah’s bounties for the sake of his wives. Allaah also tells Rasululllaah (sallAllaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) that he should pay the Kaffaara to be absolved from his vow. Allaah cautions that any person who wishes to oppose Rasululllaah (sallAllaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) will have to face the resistance of Allaah, Hadhrat Jibra’eel (A.S) and all the pious Muslims at large.

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