This TarawÃ®h commences from the beginning of the sixteenth Juz (verse 75 of SÃ»rah Kahf) and ends after the first quarter of the seventeeth Juz (verse 50 of SÃ»rah AmbiyÃ¢).
Beginning of the Sixteenth Juz
This part of SÃ»rah Kahf contains the incident of Dhul Qarnain whose kingdom was extremely extensive. He was a pious Muâ€™min who ruled very justly. It was during his reign that the barbaric tribes of Yaâ€™jÃ»j and MajÃ»j plundered other nations and wreaked havoc in their lives. Dhul Qarnain stemmed their tide of anarchy by erecting a wall of iron and copper at their exit between two mountains. He made it clear to the people there that it was only AllÃ¢hâ€™s mercy that kept the wall from collapsing because it was merely a temporary object of this world. They were therefore to continue performing good acts and purge their actions of shirk. In this regard the final verse of the SÃ»rah reads: â€‘â€‘â€‘So whoever aspires for the meeting with his Rabb should perform good acts and not associate anyone as partner to the worship of his Rabb.â€ (verse 110)
SÃ»rah Maryam follows SÃ»rah Kahf. This SÃ»rah commences with mention of how AllÃ¢h blessed Hadhrat Zakariyyah Alayhis SalÃ¢m with a child after he had already reached an advanced age. His son was Hadhrat Yahya Alayhis SalÃ¢m, who was a softâ€‘hearted NabÃ®, who possessed a decisive sense of judgement. Thereafter AllÃ¢h relates the epic of Hadhrat Maryam RadiallÃ¢hu anha when she miraculously gave birth to Hadhrat ÃŽsa Alayhis SalÃ¢m without a father. Many other AmbiyÃ¢ are mentioned thereafter. The objective of mentioning these AmbiyÃ¢ is to impress upon peopleâ€™s minds that all the AmbiyÃ¢ brought the same message that RasulullÃ¢h brought. However, depravity crept into the lives of people through the passage of time and they resorted to kufr and shirk.
Towards the end of SÃ»rah Maryam, AllÃ¢h declares that it is profane to say that He has children because it does not behove His loftiness and grandeur to have any children. Claiming that AllÃ¢h has children is an open invitation to His wrath and punishment.
SÃ»rah TÃ¢-HÃ¢ follows SÃ»rah Maryam. At the outset, AllÃ¢h addresses RasulullÃ¢h saying, â€œWe have not revealed the Qurâ€™Ã¢n to you to cause you difficulty. However, it is an advice for him who fears.â€ AllÃ¢h has not charged RasulullÃ¢h with forcing people to believe when they do not want to. The Qurâ€™Ã¢n will be of benefit to those who fear that AllÃ¢h will take them to task for their sins.
Thereafter, AllÃ¢h narrates the incident of Hadhrat MÃ»sa Alayhis SalÃ¢m. The SÃ»rah mentions the following events in Hadhrat MÃ»saâ€™s Alayhis SalÃ¢m life:
When he was conferred to proclaim the mantle of Prophethood on the plain of Tuwa.
His miracles of the staff and shining hand.
His upbringing in Firâ€™aunâ€™s palace.
His preaching to Firâ€™aun.
His contest against the magicians.
His departure from Egypt with the Bani Israâ€™Ã®l.
Firâ€™aun and his armyâ€™s pursuit of the Bani IsrÃ¢â€™Ã®l and their eventual drowning.
The treachery and disobedience of the Bani IsrÃ¢â€™Ã®l which led them to take a calf as their deity.
Thereafter the SÃ»rah mentions QiyÃ¢mah arid urges the performance of SalÃ¢h. Towards the end of the SÃ»rah AllÃ¢h says to the Muâ€™minÃ®n, Never strain your eyes towards (do not long for) the splendour of the worldly life that We have granted groups of them (the KuffÃ¢r) to enjoy as a test for them (to see which of them will use these bounties for AllÃ¢hâ€™s obedience and which of them will use it to anger AllÃ¢h). The provision of your Rabb (in the, Ã‚khirÃ¢h) is best and more lasting (than anything of this world) (verse 131).
End of the Sixteenth Juz
Beginning of the Seventeeth Juz
The next SÃ»rah is SÃ»rah AmbiyÃ¢, which derives its name from the fact that it mentions a series of AmbiyÃ¢. The SÃ»rah also cautions people against being negligent about QiyÃ¢mah and the reckoning on that day. AllÃ¢h mentions that the Qurâ€™Ã¢n contains every type of advice and explanation for mankind. Men therefore have a choice before them and should anticipate the consequences of their acts.
None can ever save himself from AllÃ¢hâ€™s punishment when it comes, and people will be foolish to pin their hopes in their fabricated gods. People will be called to account for every minute actâ€” even an act the size of a mustard seed will be weighed in the scale of acts. AllÃ¢hâ€™s judgement on the Day of QiyÃ¢mah will be final and binding. May AllÃ¢h grant us all the TaufÃ®q to do good acts. Ã‚mÃ®n.