20th Night Taraweeh Summary

Allaah says in the first verse of the para, “Who can be more unjust than him who lies about Allaah, and falsifies the truth when it comes to him? Is there no abode for the disbelievers in Jahannam? The one who brings the truth and confirms it, these are the people who are abstinent.” [verses 32/3 of Surah Zumar]Allaah promises that He will assist Rasululllaah (sallAllaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) when He declares in verse 36, “Is Allaah not Sufficient for His bondsman?” Allaah also addresses Rasululllaah (sallAllaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) saying, “Without doubt, We have revealed to you a Book with the truth for the people. Whoever is rightly guided, is guided for his benefit, and whomsoever is misguided, then it is to his own detriment. You have not been sent as a warder over them (and therefore cannot be held responsible for their deeds).” [verse 41]Allaah emphasises that sustenance proceeds only from Him and that the kuffaar always have a chance to be forgiven if they repent to Allaah sincerely.

Surah Mu’min commences after Surah Zumar. Allaah declares therein, “This Book is revealed from Allaah, the Mighty, the All Knowing, the Forgiver of sins, Acceptor of repentance, Stern in punishment, and All Powerful. There is none worthy of worship besides Him, and all shall return to Him.” [verses 2 and 3]

In verse 4 Allaah addresses Rasululllaah (sallAllaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) as well as the Mu’mineen when He says, “It is only the disbelievers who argue about Allaah’s verses, so let not their travelling about through the lands (and their apparent might) deceive you (because Allaah will soon seize them and they are destined to be fuel for Jahannam).”

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Allaah urges all Muslims to worship Allaah only and to abstain from shirk even though the kuffaar and Mushrikeen detest this. Allaah sent the Ambiya (A.S) to warn people of the difficult Day of Qiyaamah when every deed will be apparent. It will be a day of justice and every person will receive the full recompense for whatever good or evil s/he did. Allaah’s judgement will be binding and He will not be the least unjust to anyone. 

Allaah declares in verse 51, “We shall definitely assist Our messengers and those who believe in this worldly life, as well as on the Day witnesses will stand (the Day of Qiyaamah).” It will therefore be wisest for people to seek refuge with Allaah and bear in mind that “The blind and seeing cannot be equal, neither can those who believe and do good deeds be equal to the sinner. Little is it that they take heed.” [verse 58]

Surah HaaMeem Sajdah begins after Surah Mu’min. Allaah says in verse 4 of the Surah that the Qur’aan is both “a bearer of glad tidings (for the righteous Mu’mineen) and a warner (for the others).” Allaah instructs Rasululllaah (sallAllaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) to announce to the people that he is also a human being like themselves, the only difference being that revelation comes to him. It is this revelation that stresses “that your Deity is only One. So remain devoted to Him, and seek forgiveness from Him.” [verse 6]

Allaah also exhorts Muslims to pay their zakaah and to have a firm conviction in the advent of Qiyaamah, when their limbs will testify against them. Allaah also advises Muslims to seek refuge with Allaah whenever Shaytaan attempts to mislead them because Allaah is All Hearing and All Knowing. Only Allaah is worthy of worship.