This Taraweeh begins in the second half of the 18th Juz (from verse 21 of SÃ»rah NÃ»r) and ends at the third quarter of the 19th Juz (Verse 6 of SÃ»rah Naml).
Addressing the Muâ€™minÃ®n in SÃ»rah NÃ»r, AllÃ¢h says, â€œO you who believe, do not follow the footsteps of ShaytÃ¢n. Whoever follows the footsteps of ShaytÃ¢n, then verily he commands immorality and evil.â€ (verse 21)
AllÃ¢h also mentions, â€œWe have surely revealed clear laws to you, some narratives of those who passed before you, and advice for those who have Taqwa.â€ (verse 34)
In the next verse AllÃ¢h declares, â€œAllÃ¢h is the Light of the heavens and the earth.â€ A Muâ€™min is therefore one who will take light from AllÃ¢h to guide him through life and who will adhere to the teachings of the AmbiyÃ¢ because â€œthose who oppose the messengerâ€™s commands should beware that some calamity or a grievous punishment should afflict them.â€ (verse 63)
SÃ»rah FurqÃ¢n follows SÃ»rah NÃ»r. AllÃ¢li introduces the SÃ»rah by stating, â€œBlessed is the Being Who revealed the Criterion (Qurâ€™Ã¢n) upon His bondsman (RasulullÃ¢h SalallÃ¢hu â€˜alayhi wasallam) so that he may be a warner to the universe (that a severe punishment awaits the person who does not believe).â€
End of the Eighteenth Juz
Beginning of the Nineteenth Juz
AllÃ¢h tells RasulullÃ¢h SalallÃ¢hu â€˜alayhi wasallam that he should not be distressed about the harassment of the KuffÃ¢r because â€œYour Rabb suffices as a Guide and a Helper.â€ (verse 31)
AllÃ¢h also commands RasulullÃ¢h SalallÃ¢hu â€˜alayhi wasallam to tell the people that he requires no remuneration for his efforts to propagate IslÃ¢m. The only reward he desired was that people follow the straight path and become true bondsmen of AllÃ¢h who â€œwalk on earth with humility and, when the ignorant talk to them, they (avoid disputes when they) say, â€œPeaceâ€ (verse 63). This means that they do not enter into arguments with ignorant people and gracefully pass by them. AllÃ¢h then makes it clear that the true Muâ€™minÃ®n will attain lofty ranks of Jannah while the KuffÃ¢r will be unable to save themselves from AllÃ¢hâ€™s punishment.
SÃ»rah Shuâ€™arÃ¢ follows SÃ»rah FurqÃ¢n. This SÃ»rah contains the stories of Hadhrat MÃ»sa and Hadhrat IbrahÃ®m as well as mention of the destruction of the Ã‚d, the ThamÃ»d and the nation of Hadhrat NÃ»h Alayhis SalÃ¢m. AllÃ¢h also makes mention of the plight that evil poets who are constantly lost in their futile thoughts will suffer.
Addressing RasulullÃ¢h SalallÃ¢hu â€˜alayhi wasallam AllÃ¢h states, â€œIt seems like you will destroy yourself because they are not believing. If We willed, We would have revealed a great sign to them from the sky, causing their necks to bow before it in humilityâ€ (verses 3 and 4). However, because the KuffÃ¢r have already refused to accept the truth, they will have to suffer the punishment for their obstinacy.
AllÃ¢h then proceeds to recount the stories of Hadhrat IbrahÃ®m, Hadhrat NÃ»h, Hadhrat HÃ»d Hadhrat SÃ¢lih, Hadhrat LÃ»t and Hadhrat Shuâ€™ayb Alayhimus SalÃ¢m. Each one of these incidents is a means of guidance for people, but there will still be many rejecters who refuse to believe in them and will mock at them. AllÃ¢h says, â€œThey have certainly denied, so shortly the news of what they used to mock at will come to them.â€ (verse 61)
The MushrikÃ®n claimed that RasulullÃ¢h SalallÃ¢hu â€˜alayhi wasallam was a poet and that the Qurâ€™Ã¢n was a composition of poetry. AllÃ¢h denies that the Qurâ€™Ã¢n could ever be the work of a poet or a Jinn. AllÃ¢h concludes the SÃ»rah by saying, â€œOnly deviated people follow the poets. Do you not see that they wander astray in every valley? And that they say things which they never do? Save for those (poets) who believe, do good acts, remember AllÃ¢h abundantly and avenge themselves after being oppressed. Shortly the oppressors will come to know to which place they will return.â€ (verses 224 to 228)
In this TarawÃ®h only a part of SÃ»rah Nami (up to verse 6) is recited. AllÃ¢h states that the Qurâ€™Ã¢n is â€œa guidance and a conveyor of glad tidings for the believers.â€ In this regard, the SÃ»rah proceeds to discuss the epics of Hadhrat MÃ»sa, Hadhrat DawÃ»d, Hadhrat SulaymÃ¢n the Ã‚d and the Thamud. AllÃ¢h opens the, SÃ»rah by saying, â€œThese are the verses of the Qurâ€™Ã¢n and a clear Book. (It is) a guidance and a conveyor of glad tidings for the believers; those who establish SalÃ¢h, pay zakÃ¢h and are convinced about the Ã‚khirÃ¢h.â€ (verse 1-3)
AllÃ¢h further says that He has beautified the acts of the KuffÃ¢r so that they continue to sin and earn multiple punishment for it. AllÃ¢h says about them, For such people there shall be a terrible punishment and they will be the worst losers in the Ã‚khirÃ¢h. (verse 5). Thereafter, AllÃ¢h addresses RasulullÃ¢h SallallÃ¢hu â€˜alayhi wasallam saying, â€œUndoubtedly, you are given the Qurâ€™Ã¢n from the Wise, the All Knowing.â€ (verse 6)
May AllÃ¢h grant us all the capacity to follow RasulullÃ¢h and may AllÃ¢h save us from all sins; especially from those sins that were the cause for other nations to be destroyed. May AllÃ¢h also afford us the consciousness to accept the Qurâ€™Ã¢n as a fountainhead of guidance and our code of life. Ã‚mÃ®n.