Inshallah I will try to post each nights Taraweeh prayer’s summary.Â This is from Mufti Elias’s book: Gift of Tarawih
This summary covers the first one and a quarter Juzus of the Qurâ€™Ã¢n, beginning with SÃ»rah FÃ¢tiha and concluding with verse 176 of SÃ»rah Baqara.
Start of First Juz
SÃ»rah FÃ¢tiha is usually referred to as Al Hamd SharÃ®f. Although this SÃ»rah was not the first SÃ»rah of the Qurâ€™Ã¢n to be revealed, it is the first to be written in Qurâ€™Ã¢nic manuscripts and the first to be recited when commencing recitation (TilÃ¢wah) of the Qurâ€™Ã¢n.SÃ»rah FÃ¢tiha is a duâ€™Ã¢ [supplication] that AllÃ¢h has taught mankind. Therefore, when a person recites SÃ»rah FÃ¢tiha, s/he is actually making a duâ€™Ã¢ to AllÃ¢h. The rest of the Qurâ€™Ã¢n follows as a reply to this duâ€™Ã¢. In this duâ€™Ã¢ a person pleads to AllÃ¢h to show him the straight path [SirÃ¢tul MustaqÃ®m]. Thereafter, AllÃ¢h gives man the entire Qurâ€™Ã¢n as the guidance he asked for and as a description of the SirÃ¢tul MustaqÃ®m which he wants to tread.
SÃ»rah Baqara follows SÃ»rah FÃ¢tiha, in which AllÃ¢h says that the Qurâ€™Ã¢n is a guide for people who have Taqwa. Therefore, the Qurâ€™Ã¢n may not benefit those who have no desire for guidance and direction. Such people will be deprived of its illumination and shall remain spiritually deaf, dumb and blind. In SÃ»rah Baqara, AllÃ¢h invokes man to believe in the unseen, to establish SalÃ¢h and to spend in AllÃ¢hâ€™s way from the provisions that He has granted. The details of ImÃ¢n are described as belief in the Qurâ€™Ã¢n, belief in all the previously revealed Divine Scriptures and conviction in the Ã‚khirÃ¢h.
AllÃ¢h also warns people against hypocrisy, warns the KuffÃ¢r about the punishment of Jahannam, while also conveying the glad tidings of Jannah to the Muâ€™minÃ®n. It is in this part of SÃ»rah Baqara that AllÃ¢h speaks about the creation of Hadhrat Ã‚dam Alayhis SalÃ¢m and his appointment as AllÃ¢hâ€™s viceroy on earth. The test between the knowledge of Hadhrat Ã‚dam and the angels is mentioned, together with AllÃ¢hâ€™s command to the angels to prostrate before Hadhrat Ã‚dam. While all the angels complied, IblÃ®s refused. As a result of his arrogance, he was cursed and expelled from Jannah. Thereafter, the accursed IblÃ®s, tricked Hadhrat Adam Alayhis SalÃ¢m and Hadhrat Hawa RadiallÃ¢hu anha into eating from the forbidden tree. Thereafter, they were sent to live on earth. They repented to AllÃ¢h and were forgiven.
AllÃ¢h also speaks of the time when He summoned Hadhrat MÃ»sa Alayhis SalÃ¢m to Mount TÃ»r to receive the Torah [Taurat]. In his absence, the Bani IsrÃ¢â€™Ã®l began to worship the calf. However, they were forgiven for this act when they repented. On a daily basis AllÃ¢h provided them with Mann and Salwa to eat from the heavens, and also provided water for them from twelve springs that gushed from a rock. AllÃ¢h describes how the Jews were ungrateful for AllÃ¢hâ€™s bounties and how they behaved rebelliously and insolently. This, together with their hypocritical conduct drew AllÃ¢hâ€™s punishment upon them.
Thereafter, AllÃ¢h speaks about Hadhrat IbrahÃ®m Alayhis SalÃ¢m who was successful in every trial that AllÃ¢h put him through. As a reward for this, AllÃ¢h made him a guide of mankind. AllÃ¢h commanded him and his son Hadhrat IsmÃ¢â€™Ã®l Alayhis SalÃ¢m to construct the Kaâ€™bah, which they duly did. Hadhrat IbrahÃ®m Alayhis SalÃ¢m made duâ€™Ã¢ to AllÃ¢h to raise a NabÃ® from among his progeny who would be a guide for mankind. AllÃ¢h accepted this duâ€™Ã¢ by raising Hadhrat Muhammad SallallÃ¢hu â€˜alayhi wasallam, as a NabÃ® to the universe, via whom guidance spread throughout the world.
End of First Juz
Beginning of Second Juz
The beginning of the second Juz discusses the change of Qiblah. AllÃ¢h commands the Muslims to face towards the Kaâ€™bah instead of Baitul Muqaddas [Jerusalem] when performing SalÃ¢h. Consequently, Muslims will always be required to face towards the Kaâ€™bah wherever they may be. AllÃ¢h also prohibits the eating of carrion (dead animals), blood, swine and all animals that have been sacrificed in the name of any being besides AllÃ¢h.