17th Taraweeh Summary

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A SUMMARY OF THE SURAH

THE SPIDER
SURAHS ANKABOOT, ROOM, LUQMAN, AND SAJDAH TILL AYAT 30 OF SURAH AHZAAB
PAGE 559 TO 586

SURAH 29: SURAH ANKABOOT
17TH TARAWEEH

Surah Ankaboot includes the central message of the Qur’aan (Towheed) together with two specific messages. The two specific messages are:

1. Hardships and difficulties will afflict the Mu’mineen.
2. Those who reject Towheed will not be able to escape Allaah’s punishment.

The first message of the Surah is expressed in the incidents Nooh e (verses 14, 15), Ibraheem e (verses 16-27) and Loot e (verses 28-35).

The second message of the Surah is expressed in the incidents of the people of Madyan (verse 36, 37), the Aad (verse 38), the Thamud (verse 38) and those who opposed Moosa (AS), viz. Fir’oun, Haamaan and Qaaroon (verses 39). The punishment that each of these nations received is mentioned in verse 40.

SURAH 30: SURAH ROOM
ROME

A SUMMARY OF THE SURAH

It is only when the Mu’mineen adhere to pure Towheed and live according to the injunctions of Islaam that Allaah will grant them the required assistance against their enemies.

The Surah also discusses three factors which save one from punishment viz. (1) do not commit Shirk, (2) be kind, (3) do not oppress.

The Surah conveys glad tidings to the Muslims, telling them that they will soon defeat the Mushrikeen just as the Romans will defeat the Persians.

Because belief in Towheed is of paramount importance to be able to defeat the Kuffaar, this Surah substantiates this belief using thirteen’ logical proofs. Allaah also cites and example to illustrate the difference between the True Deity and false ones.

SURAH 31: SURAH LUQMAAN
LUQMAAN

A SUMMARY OF THE SURAH

After an introduction, the Surah proceeds to mention nine arguments to refute Shirk.

1. [verses 10 and 11]
2 [verse 13]. Thereafter, Allaah continues to quote Luqmaan from verse 16 onwards, in which he tells his son that Allaah has knowledge and power over all things.
3. [verse 20]
4. [verse 25]
5. [verse 26]
6. verse 27]. Only a Being as Great as this can be worshipped.
7. [verse 29]. This verse proves that Allaah controls the affairs of the universe and therefore Only He should be regarded as man’s deity.
8. [verse 31]
9. Verse 34 mentions five factors (called the “keys of the unseen”), about which Only Allaah has knowledge. These are:

* When Qiyaamah will take place.
* When rain will fall, and how much will fall.
* What lies in the womb i.e. Only He knows the details of the child such as its complexion, character, destiny, etc.
* What will happen tomorrow?
* Where every person will die.

Since Allaah is The Only One Who has knowledge of these factors, Only. He should be summoned when in distress because only He can fulfill one’s needs.

SURAH 32: SURAH SAJDAH
THE PROSTRATION

A SUMMARY OF THE SURAH

The central theme of this Surah is refuting the belief that any person’s intercession can overrule Allaah’s decision.

The Surah cites three arguments to support this negation, The three arguments proving that none can overrule Allaah’s decree by their intercession are mentioned in the following verses:

1. [verse 4],
2. [verse 23],
3. [verse 27].