Until the sixteenth TarawÃ®h, one and a quarter Juzus were being recited nightly. From the seventeeth TarawÃ®h, only one Juz will he recited nightly. Therefore, this TarawÃ®h will include the entire twenty-first Juz, which is made up of part of SÃ»rah AnkabÃ»t, the entire SÃ»rah RÃ»m, SÃ»rah Luqman, SÃ»rah Sajdah, and a part of SÃ»rah AhzÃ¢b) (up to verse 30).
Beginning of the Twenty-First Juz
AllÃ¢h addresses RasulullÃ¢h juz saying. â€œRecite that of the Book, which has been revealed to you and establish SalÃ¢h. Verily SalÃ¢h forbids from obscenity and evil.â€ (verse 45)
So that the Ahlul KitÃ¢b [Jews and Christians] can accept IslÃ¢m, AllÃ¢h advises, â€œOnly debate with the People of the Book with that which is best; save for those of them who are unjust. And say, â€˜We believe in what was revealed to us (the Qurâ€™Ã¢n) and what was revealed to you (just as well). Our deity and your deity is One and we surrender to Him.â€™â€ (verse 46) .
AllÃ¢h mentions how strange it is that the KuffÃ¢r believe that RasulullÃ¢h wrote the Qurâ€™Ã¢n whereas they all knew well that he was unlettered. It is obvious that the Qurâ€™Ã¢n could have proceeded only from AllÃ¢h. AllÃ¢h addresses the Muâ€™minÃ®n saying, â€œOh My believing bondsmen! Indeed my earth is vast, so worship Me only (wherever you may go). Every soul shall taste death, after which you people will be returned to Us.â€ (verse 56/71)
Later in the SÃ»rah, AllÃ¢h discusses 3annah and also mentions that all sustenance comes from AllÃ¢h only. Thereafter AllÃ¢h says that He will certainly guide those who strive in His cause. AllÃ¢h says, â€œWe shall definitely show Our avenues to those who endure suffering in Our cause. Verily AllÃ¢h is certainly with those who do good.â€ (verse 69)
After SÃ»rah AnkabÃ»t, SÃ»rah RÃ»m begins by telling people that although the Persians defeated the Romans in battle, the Muâ€™minÃ®n will be pleased to note that the Romans will be victorious within a few years. Thereafter, AllÃ¢h cites numerous signs that denote His great power and might. AllÃ¢h then asserts that IslÃ¢m is true and cannot be altered. AllÃ¢h adds, â€œThis is the upright religion, but most people do not know.â€ (verse 30)
AllÃ¢h also announces to people that trade involving interest can never be profitable because it is HarÃ¢m and devoid of blessings. Blessings are in that wealth from which ZakÃ¢h is paid. AllÃ¢h says in verse 39, â€œWhatever interest you give to increase peopleâ€™s wealth does not increase in AllÃ¢hâ€™s sight. Whatever you give in zakÃ¢h, seeking AllÃ¢hâ€™s pleasure, then such people truly multiply (their rewards).â€
AllÃ¢h also tells RasulullÃ¢h it that there will be some people who will never accept the truth despite his most concerted efforts. This is because the seal of ignorance has been stamped on their hearts. The entire SÃ»rah RÃ»m centres around the following three subjects:
1. The purpose behind the creation of everything.
2. The proofs of TauhÃ®d.
3. IslÃ¢m is a natural endowment.
After SÃ»rah RÃ»m, SÃ»rah LuqmÃ¢n commences by stating, â€œThese are verses of the Wise Book (the Qurâ€™Ã¢n, which is a means of) guidance and mercy for those who do good.â€ Thereafter, AllÃ¢h speaks about another breed of people when He says (in verse 6) that there are those who seek futile pastimes which deviate them from remembering AllÃ¢h. AllÃ¢h then conveys the message of TauhÃ®d.â€
Later in the SÃ»rah, AllÃ¢h speaks about Hadhrat LuqmÃ¢n and quotes his words of advice. AllÃ¢h says, â€œWe certainly granted wisdom to LuqmÃ¢n (inspiring him) to express gratitude to AllÃ¢h. Whoever will be grateful to AllÃ¢h, expresses gratitude for his own benefit. As for him who is ungrateful, AllÃ¢h is certainly Independent, Most Worthy of praise.â€ (verse 12)
Hadhrat LuqmÃ¢n never perpetrated shirk and he also enjoined his children never to commit this vile act. AllÃ¢h declares, â€œOh people!
Fear AllÃ¢h and beware of the day when a father will be of no avail to his son, nor will a child be of any avail to his fatherâ€ (verse 33). The SÃ»rah also advises man not to walk with pride, not to turn oneâ€™s face away from another, and not to raise his voice because the worst of all sounds is the braying of the donkey. AllÃ¢h then repeats the message of TauhÃ®d when He cites various bounties that He has bestowed on man.
AllÃ¢h concludes SÃ»rah LuqmÃ¢n with the verse: â€œVerily the knowledge of QiyÃ¢mah is only with AllÃ¢h, He sends the rains and knows what is in the wombs. A soul does not know what it will earn tomorrow and does not know which land it will die in. Undoubtedly AllÃ¢h is All Knowing, All Informed.â€
SÃ»rah Sajdah begins after SÃ»rah LuqmÃ¢n and discusses the truth of the Qurâ€™Ã¢n and the distinction of man. AllÃ¢h states that the KuffÃ¢r are truly foolish to believe that although AllÃ¢h created the heavens, the earth and all of creation, he could not reveal the Qurâ€™Ã¢n. AllÃ¢h says about these rejecters, â€œWho is more unjust than he who is reminded of the verses of his Rabb and then turns away from them? We will certainly exact retribution from the criminals.â€ (verse 22)
AllÃ¢h concludes the SÃ»rah by telling RasulullÃ¢h SallallÃ¢hu â€˜alayhi wasallam it, â€œSo turn away from them and wait. They are also waiting.â€ (verse 30)
AllÃ¢h then begins SÃ»rah AhzÃ¢b by saying, â€œOh NabÃ® SallallÃ¢hu â€˜alayhi wasallam. Fear AllÃ¢h and do not follow the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Undoubtedly AllÃ¢h is ever the All Knowing, the Wise. Follow what has been revealed to you from your Rabb. AllÃ¢h is Ever Informed of what you do.â€
AllÃ¢h makes it clear in this SÃ»rah that he has neither granted any wife the status of her husbandâ€™s mother nor has He granted any adopted child the status of a biological child. AllÃ¢h says that adopted children will retain the name of their biological fathers and should not be referred to as the children of the adoptive father.
AllÃ¢h says about RasulullÃ¢h and his wives, â€œThe NabÃ® SallallÃ¢hu â€˜alayhi wasallam has a greater relationship with the Muâ€™minÃ®n than even their own selves, and his wives are their mothers.â€ (verse 6)
In verse 19 AllÃ¢h speaks about those people who refuse to participate in jihÃ¢d out of fear for JihÃ¢d itself or out of fear for death. AllÃ¢h says about them: â€œThese are the ones who do not believe, so AllÃ¢h annihilates their acts.â€ Towards the end of the SÃ»rah AllÃ¢h tells people, â€œThere is definitely an excellent example in AllÃ¢hâ€™s NabÃ® SallallÃ¢hu â€˜alayhi wasallam for the one who fears AllÃ¢h and the Last Day, and remembers AllÃ¢h abundantly.â€ (verse 21)
May AllÃ¢h make us practise habitually upon the teachings of the SharÃ®â€™ah and have perfect trust in Him. May He cast us into the mould of IslÃ¢m and allow us to follow in the footsteps of RasulullÃ¢h SallallÃ¢hu â€˜alayhi wasallam. *Ã‚mÃ®n.