12th Night of Ramadan

Tuesday (According to North American local moonsighting 2012)

 

Sacred Journeys of Man

Tonight’s Taraweeh consists of the last ¼  of juz 14 & the whole of juz 15. The Sûrahs covered are ½ of An-Nahl (The Bee), Banî Isrâ’îl (The Children of Israel) & ¾  of Al- Kahf (The Cave).

Sûrah An-Nahl (The Bee) contd.

Profit & Loss

Allah Almighty reminds us not to compromise our religion for  mere worldly profit. ‘Indeed whatever you have will end but what Allah has is more enduring…whoever does righteousness, male or female, as a Believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life.’ And on the Day of Judgement every soul will come pleading for itself and every soul will be fully compensated for what it did and they will not be treated unjustly.

And remember when the safe and secure city (Makkah) denied the favours of Allah. So Allah made it taste famine and fear due to its rejection of the Messenger s.a.w . We are reminded to eat the lawful and good food that Allah has provided us, ‘be grateful for the favour of Allah, if it is (indeed) Him that you worship.’

Use wisdom and good instruction when inviting people to the way of your Lord. Indeed Allah is with those who fear Him and those who are doers of good.

Sûrah Banî Isrâ’îl

Prophetic Journey

The main theme of the next four Sûrahs is the spiritual history of individuals rather than nations.

The Sûrah begins with the Mi’râj (Ascension of Muhammad s.a.w). He was transported from the Sacred Mosque of Makkah to the Farthest Mosque (of Jerusalem) and shown some of the Signs of Allah (swt). Rasulullah (s.a.w) gained the honour of seeing great mysteries. These are related in the Qur’ân to make Allah’s Signs clear to men & to guide them.

Allah say,’If you do well, you do well for yourselves.’  The reverse applies for doing Evil. Allah (swt) bestows His favours freely on all, more on some than on others, but the gifts of the Hereafter are greater in excellence.

Love and serve Allah’s creatures if you want to serve Allah (swt) well: our parents; kinsmen, the needy & wayfarers. Even a word of kindness is charity. Do not kill your children out of fear of need, nor come near to adultery, nor take life – which Allah has made holy – except for a just cause. Do not go near the orphan’s property. Be just in your measuring and weighing and do not walk proudly on the earth.

Say only these things that are good because (otherwise) Satan sows disunity among the people. Hope for His Mercy (but) fear His Anger. Man was honoured above much of Allah’s Creation, & has great responsibilities. Allah addresses the Prophet Muhammad that indeed they (the Makkan polytheists) were about to evict him from the land. But Allah promises that they will  remain there only for a little while longer.

The Qur’ân is a healing & a mercy to the Believers, full of diverse examples. It has been divided up into parts and revealed gradually. Indeed those who knew the scripture of old  fall humbly into tearful prostration upon hearing the words of the Qur’ân.

Sûrah Al-Kahf (The Cave)

Worldly Migrations. Heavenly Destination.

The Qur’ân has been sent down as a warning and bearer of good news. This planet is to test which of us is best in deed.

Consider the story of the young Believers who were fleeing from a cruel leader.They asked Allah for Mercy & prayed to Him to ease their problems. They received refuge in a cave where they lay asleep for many years.  Once they awoke they asked one another, ‘How long have we stayed here?’  Someone speculated,'(Perhaps) a day, or part of a day’. Eventually they all agreed, ‘Allah knows best how long we stayed here’.  The incident shows us that the life of the Companions of the Cave is a mystery that can be understood by only a few. Man’s knowledge is uncertain. Only Allah is the All-Knower; therefore, learn from the Qur’ân.

Allah tells us the story of the man who was obsessed with his rich and abundant lands. His arrogant beliefs made him feel almost invulnerable.  So Allah destroyed this property to make the man realise the Truth. This life is as uncertain and variable as rain-water which falls on the ground but soon vanishes. Good deeds are best as rewards & foundations for our hopes.

Abbreviations

s.w.t  – Subhanahu wa Ta’ala – (Allah) The Glorious, the Exalted

a.s – Alayhis Salam– (Prophets, pious ones) on whom be peace

s.a.w – SalAllahu alayhi Wa sallam – (Muhammad) on whom be peace

11th Night of Ramadan

Monday (According to North American local moonsighting 2012)

 

Hearts at Peace

Tonight’s taraweeh consists of the second ½  of  juz 13 & ¾  of juz 14. The Sûrahs covered are 2/3 of no. 13 Ar-Ra’d (Thunder), no.14 Ibrâhîm (Abraham), no.15 Al-Hijr (The Stone Valley) & half of no.16 An-Nahl (The Bee).

Sûrah Ar-Ra’d

Hearts at peace with Allah’s remembrance

Allah Almighty promises Gardens of perpetual residence for the Believers. They will enter them with their family members who were righteous, while the angels will call out greetings of peace. Surely in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest and reassurance.  But the consequence for the Disbelievers is the Fire.

Sûrah Ibrâhîm

Prayer for Security & Roots of Stability

Here Allah swt’s Message through revelation is explained through the stories of Moses Mûsâ a.s &  Abraham Ibrâhîm a.s.

He sent down His message in the language of the people in order to make it clear to them. Moses, like the other Prophets were offered more or less the same excuses by the naysayers. But the deeds of disbelief will amount to nothing, like ashes swept away in a storm.

Consider that a word of faith is like  a good tree with roots that are stable and fruit that is constant. While  a word of disbelief is like a bad tree that is unstable and uprooted.

Allah Almighty then tells us about the famous prayer of Prophet Abraham. He asked His Lord that Makkah be kept secure and that he and his family be safe from idolatry. Not only did he pray for his family, who is to establish prayer in Makkah, but he prayed for the city and the forgiveness of all believers.

Sûrah Al-Hijr (The Stone Valley)

Do not give up on Allah’s Mercy

Allah swt confirms that most definitely He will guard His Revelation. But His signs & revelations are not meant for those who mock. Look at the majesty, beauty & order in His creation, including men and jinn.

But Iblis, who was of the jinn threatens that he will make sin attractive to mankind. But Iblis will not be able to misguide the chosen ones.Indeed the righteous will be instructed to enter gardens and springs of peace and safety. No resentment will they feel nor fatigue.

The same angels sent by Allah to destroy the corrupt people of Lot’s community were sent to Abraham with a message of Allah’s Mercy. Prophet Abraham mentions to the angels, ‘And who despairs of the mercy of His Lord except for those astray?’

Allah would have been Merciful to the People of the Thicket (Madyan) and of the Stone Valley (Thamud) had they obeyed Allah’s signs.Do not dwell on the temporary enjoyment of the disbelievers, rather look forward and worship your Lord until the time of certainty (death).

Sûrah An-Nahl ( The Bee)

Follow the Signs

This Sûrah looks at how nature points to its Creator. Everything in creation glorifies Allah (swt). He has created various animals & made subject to us the night and the day, the sun, the moon, the sea, the mountains. These are signs of Allah “for men who are thoughtful”. Yet there are people who have always tried to plot against Allah’s natural way, but they failed. They were punished in unexpected ways by the elements of nature. Everything in Allah ’s creation from the shadows to the angels prostrates itself humbly to Allah. And consider that Allah inspires the bees to construct hives and  produce honey with powers of healing. Indeed in that is a sign for people who reflect.

May we crave peaceful hearts, secure lives and eternal guidance from our Lord in tonight’s taraweeh.

Abbreviations

s.w.t  – Subhanahu wa Ta’ala – (Allah) The Glorious, the Exalted

a.s – Alayhis Salam– (Prophets, pious ones) on whom be peace

s.a.w – SalAllahu alayhi Wa sallam – (Muhammad) on whom be peace

10th Night of Ramadan

Sunday (According to North American local moonsighting 2012)

 

Ancient History. Modern Lessons.

Tonight’s Taraweeh consists of  3/4 of juz 12 & first 1/2 of juz 13.  Sûrahs no. 11 Hûd (last part), Yûsuf (Joseph) & the first 1/3  of Ar-Ra’d (The Thunder).

Sûrah Hûd

The efforts of the believers to reform ancient societies

Hûd a.s preached to his people, the ‘Ad, to worship Allah alone.  He reminded them of the worldly benefits, ‘Repent to Him. He will send (rain from) the sky upon you in showers & increase you in strength.’ But when they turned away, Hud warned them that Allah s.w.t will replace them with another nation. ‘And when Our command came, We saved Hud and those who believed with him…and We saved them from a harsh punishment.’

Sâlih appealed to his people, the prosperous community of Thamud, to go back to the worship of Allah alone. They began to make excuses about him. They said how they used to hold him in high regard but ever since he challenged their traditions, they have started to doubt him. They were tested with a miraculous she-camel that was not to be harmed. Instead, they hamstrung her. ‘So when Our command came, We saved Salih and those who believed with him..from the disgrace of that day..and the blast seized those who had wronged…as if they had never prospered therein.’

Abraham a.s pleaded for the corrupt people of Lot Lût’s community to be saved from Allah’s Punishment. Lût (as) asked them to change their promiscuous ways, but to no avail. The angels instructed Lût to set out with his family at night as the punishment was to arrive in the morning. Shu’aib a.s’ people, the Madianites, were also warned against corruption. But they refused to give up idolatry and fraudulent business practices.

‘And when Our command came, We saved Shu’ayb and those who believed with him…and the blast seized those who had wronged..as if they had never prospered therein.’

Allah reminds us of the importance of social reform. If only there had been more than just those few ‘people of discernment who forbade corruption.But those who did wrong pursued what luxury they were given therein, and they were criminals. And your Lord would not have destroyed the cities unjustly while their people were reformers.’

Sûrah Yûsuf

A dream come true

This deals with the story of Joseph Yûsuf a.s., one of the 12 sons of  Jacob Ya’qûb a.s. It is called ‘the most beautiful of stories’ as: (1) it is the most detailed story in the Qur’ân; (2) it is full of the ups & downs in human fortune which everyone can relate to (3) it describes fully with their moral meanings, the different walks of life & people’s attitudes.

We see the elderly Ya’qûb’s love for  his young son, the elder brothers’ jealousy of Yûsuf, their plot & their father’s sorrow. We see lust contrasted with purity & modesty, innocence raised to honour. We learn about Yusuf’s ministerial policies and his remembrance of Allah  even as a high ranking official.

Jealousy had caused Yusuf’s brothers to plot his disappearance. After being sold into slavery, a high court official in Egypt (‘Azîz) bought & adopted Yusuf. The ‘Azîz’s wife tried without success to seduce him. Because he refused she decided to take revenge on him. He was falsely accused & sent to jail. Even there he taught the truth & was known for his kindness.

The King had a dream, which Yûsuf interpreted. The King wanted to release him, but before his release Yûsuf made it clear that all gossip against him should be publicly cleared. The King was much impressed & made Yûsuf his Chief Minister. His brothers came to Egypt to buy grain as there was a drought in Canaan. He treated them kindly without making himself known to them. He detained his youngest brother Benjamin by means of a plan which then led to Yûsuf revealing his identity to them. He forgave them & sent them to bring the rest of the family to Egypt. Ya’qûb was reunited with his long lost son.  Allah is the loving protector of the believers in both worlds.

Sûrah Ar-Ra’d: This Sûrah details Allah’s signs in the natural wonders of the world. Firstly Allah (swt) reveals His message through His creation: the earth & the sky. He also reveals His message by revelation. One can see life & death following each other at all times; after the lifelessness of winter comes spring. Astonishingly the Unbelievers ask: ‘When we are dust, shall we actually then be a new creation?’  They mock the idea that Allah (swt) will punish them because Allah (swt)’s punishment has not reached them yet for their wrongs. They want to see signs of His Power rather than of His mercy. Hear then the mighty thunder that praises Allah, as do the magnificent angels: both serve Him and deal with mankind as He wills. 

During tonight’s Taraweeh, may we reflect on Allah’s power over the wrongdoers and His protecting care for the believers in the most unexpected ways.

Abbreviations

s.w.t  – Subhanahu wa Ta’ala – (Allah) The Glorious, the Exalted

a.s – Alayhis Salam– (Prophets, pious ones) on whom be peace

s.a.w – SalAllahu alayhi Wa sallam – (Muhammad) on whom be peace

9th Night of Ramadan

Saturday (According to North American local moonsighting 2012)

Turning Back To God

Tonight’s Taraweeh consists of juz 11 & first ¼ of juz 12.  Sûrah no. 9 At-Taubah (Repentance) verse 93-end, no.10 Yûnus (Jonah) & the first ½ of no.11 Hûd.

Sûrah  At-Taubah:

Sticking to the Path

Allah swt mentions His pleasure with the believers who followed the Prophet saw during a period of severe stress (the intense heat & scarce supplies during the Battle of Tabuk). A group of them had almost inclined to doubt, but they repented and Allah forgave them. He also accepted the repentance of the 3 who were left behind and were regretful to the point that ‘the earth closed in on them despite its vastness…indeed Allah is Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.’

People who continue with their unfaith, hypocrisy & mischief have no hope of Allah’s mercy. A few Muslims must remain behind when the others go out to fight for the Cause of Islam, so that ‘they may devote themselves to studies in religion & warn the people.’ Every sûrah increases the faith of the Believers, ‘but for those in whose hearts is a disease, it will add disbelief to their disbelief.’

Sûrah Yûnus

Heed The Message & The Messenger

To the amazement of people, Allah has revealed His message of Oneness to a (mere) man of their own race. The disbelievers condemn Allah’s Messenger as an ‘obvious magician.’ Yet it is in the perfect creation of the universe & the great uses of creation that one can feel the presence of Allah’s Message & His signs. He has created the sun and the moon ‘that you might know…the count (of time).’  Allah enables you to travel  by ship and when the disbelievers think they are doomed at sea they turn to Allah with full sincerity. But as soon as He has saved them they disbelieve and ‘commit injustice on the earth.’

‘And it was not possible for this Quran to be produced by other than Allah, a confirmation of what was before it.’ No people can ever claim that Allah (swt) did not reveal His Truth to them because ‘an Apostle (was sent) to every people.’ Allah’s Justice will be seen clearly when Allah punishes the wicked. “Surely Allah will not deal unfairly with man in any matter: it is man that wrongs his own soul.

Allah revealed Himself through Noah Nûh (as) but his people rejected him; so they perished. A similar fate was earned by Pharaoh during Moses Mûsâ (as)’s time. Pharaoh repented, but it was too late. But in the case of Jonah Yûnus (as), his people accepted the Truth and Allah was merciful to them.  Follow Allah’s Truth & be patient. Surely Allah is the best Judge.

Sûrah Hûd

The Message is for all, not specfic groups.

Allah says that the Messenger instructs us, ‘Seek forgiveness of Your Lord and repent to Him, He will let you enjoy a good provision for a specified term and give every doer of favor his favor (i.e. reward). But if you turn away, then indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a great Day.’

The Prophet Noah  humbly preached the Truth of Allah (swt) for centuries. Those from the upper classes who rejected him said they see him as just a man like themselves ‘and you are only followed by the lower classes.’ Noah said that he is not interested in material gain,’my reward is from only Allah…I see that you are a people behaving ignorantly.’ He was mocked and rejected while he built his Ark under Allah (swt)’s directions. He and the believers were saved, with peace & blessings, while the rejecters were drowned in the flood.

May we turn our hearts humbly towards Allah, the All Forgiving, during tonight’s Taraweeh.

Abbreviations

swt  Subhanahu wa Ta’ala – (Allah) The Glorious, the Exalted

as Alayhis Salam– (Prophets, pious ones) on whom be peace

saw SalAllahu alayhi Wa sallam – (Muhammad) on whom be peace

8th Night of Ramadan

Friday (According to North American local moonsighting 2012)

Steadfast In a Storm

Tonight’s taraweeh consists of the last quarter of Juz 9 and all of Juz 10. The Sûrahs covered are no. 8 Al-Anfâl (The Spoils of War) and no. 9 At-Taubah (Repentance) till verse 92. At-Taubah is the only Sûrah that begins without the prefixing of Bismillâh (In the Name of Allah).

Sûrah Al-Anfâl

If you are patient & steadfast, Allah is on  your side  

This sûrah begins a new series. The lessons of the Battle of Badr are re-emphasised with instructions on: (1) the question of the war booty; (2) the good qualities needed for fighting in the Path of Allah(swt) ; (3) victory against great odds; (4) merciful treatment of enemies in the hour of victory. An analysis of the Battle of Badr shows that even if your enemies are greater in number and have better weapons and war tactics, you will gain victory if Allah is on your side.

Those who help Allah’s cause will be helped by Him, since “there is no help except from Allah ”. “Never turn your backs to the enemies (i.e. flee).” Regard the eventual victory as Allah’s, not yours. Therefore obey Allah and His Messenger. Be steadfast, stay united and remember Allah much that you may be successful.”  “And if they incline to peace, then incline to it (also).” Treat non- Muslim captives with honour and kindness.Do not argue about the spoils of war because they are “at the disposal of Allah  and the Messenger (s.a.w)”.

Sûrah At-Taubah

Breaking peace treaties

A very important question is dealt with: what must be done if the enemy breaks the peace treaty and is guilty of wrong-doings? “Dissolve (treaty) obligation with the Pagans” if they keep on breaking their treaties. But give the Pagans 4 months to change their habits and to repent. If there is no change, fight them. But if any asks for protection “grant it to him”, so that he may hear “Allah’s word”. Now only believers will have the right to come to the Sacred Mosque (in Makkah).

Don’t be a couch potato

“O believers, what is the matter with you that, when you are told to go forth in the cause of Allah, you cling heavily to the earth? Are you satisfied with the life of this world rather than the hereafter? But what is the enjoyment of worldly life compared to the Hereafter except a little.”

Spend your wealth for the greater good. Do not hoard it or misuse it – otherwise a severe punishment awaits you.

Tears of sincerity

“Do not offer excuses like the Hypocrites did – do your duty. The hypocrites’ efforts were rejected as they lacked sincerity, were lazy about their prayers and would mock Allah’s Messenger. Do not let their wealth & families impress you, they will be tried by them in this life. The hypocrites enjoined what is wrong and forbade what is right and closed up their hands. Rather, be like the obedient believers who enjoined what is right, forbade what is wrong and gave generously.Those who are sincere but without means are not to be blamed. When they came to the Messenger, he had no more mounts for them, so “they turned back while their eyes overflowed with tears out of grief that they could not find something to spend (for Allah’s cause).’

May we reflect on the lessons of steadfastness and sincerity during tonight’s Taraweeh.

Abbreviations

swt   Subhanahu wa Ta’ala – (Allah) The Glorious, the Exalted

saw  SalAllahu alayhi Wa sallam – (Muhammad) on whom be peace

7th Night of Ramadan

Thursday (According to North American local moonsighting 2012)

The Fall of Arrogance

Tonight’s taraweeh consists of the second half of Juz 8 to the first three-quarters of Juz 9. The Sûrah covered is the whole of chapter no. 7 Al-A’râf (The Elevations).

This Sûrah is closely connected to the previous Sûrah (Al-An’am). It relates the spiritual history of man from Adam (AS)’s time to the time of Muhammad (SAW). In the process, it gives accounts of various prophets, especially the struggles of Moses Mûsâ (AS).

Iblîs’ Racism & Adam’s Humility

The struggle between Good & Evil is illustrated by the story of Adam (AS) & Iblîs the jinn. Iblîs  refused to bow down to Adam, as commanded by Allah (SWT). His arrogance prevented him from obeying Allah. He was also jealous of Adam’s position. He tempted Adam & Eve (AS) & caused them to commit a wrong deed. Consequently they were stripped of the garments of Paradise. But Allah (SWT) granted his mercy to our grandparents by guiding them to forgiveness. He also guided us to cover the shameful parts as well as to adorn ourselves, but remember that “the dress of righteousness taqwa is the best dress”.

A’râf: The people on the Elevations

We must be vigilant of Iblîs & stay within the limits, from moderation in food, drink & clothing to accepting Allah’s revelation with humility. If warnings are not heeded, severe penalties lie ahead. ‘The gates of Heaven will not be opened for them ( the arrogant), nor will they enter Paradise until a camel passes through the eye of a needle( i.e. never).’ But privileges, peace & happiness for the righteous are shown in a picture of the hereafter. While rivers flow beneath them, all their past grudges will have been washed away. Between the people of Paradise & Hell will be a wall with elevations A’râf. There will be men up on these elevations whose final judgement is pending. They will greet the people of Paradise and condemn the people of  Hell for their arrogance and worthless power.

Denying The Worship of Allah alone (SWT)

Noah Nûh (AS)’s warning was rejected by his people; therefore they were destroyed in the flood by Allah (SWT). Hûd (AS) was defied by his people (the ‘Ad) so they were swept away by a tornado of hot wind. Their successors, the Thamûd treated Sâlih (AS) with pride & injustice – an earthquake destroyed them. Lot  Lût (AS) warned his people against following their lusts. They disobeyed & Allah (SWT) rained stones on them to destroy them. The people of Madian practiced mischief & fraud. Shu‘aib (AS) warned them, but they didn’t heed & they perished in an earthquake.

Honouring the Covenant 

The story of Moses is now recounted: his struggles to free his oppressed people (the Children of Israel) from the proud & cruel Pharaoh & his eventual success, leading them up to the Promised Land against all resistance. This is an illustration of Muhammad (SAW)’s struggles & eventual victory. But there were people of Moses who forgot & corrupted Allah (SWT)’s Covenant, such as when they worshipped the golden calf.  Prophet Muhammad (SAW) then  brought back light & guidance for all mankind, including the followers of Moses. ‘And among the people of Moses is a community which guides by truth and by it establishes justice.’

The Covenant to recognize Allah as our Lord was taken from us, the descendants of Adam. We were made to testify that Allah is our Lord, lest we make excuses later on. ‘And if an evil suggestion comes to you from Satan, then ask for Allah’s protection.’ And ‘when the Qur’ân is recited, listen to it with attention & be silent: that you may receive His Mercy.’

May we listen & benefit, with rapt attention, to the lessons of arrogance and humility during tonight’s Taraweeh.

Abbreviations

S.W.T Subhanahu wa Ta’ala – (Allah) The Glorious, the Exalted

A.S Alayhis Salam– (Prophets, pious ones) on whom be peace

S.A.W SalAllahu alayhi Wa sallam – (Muhammad) on whom be peace

6th Night of Ramadan

Wednesday (According to North American local moonsighting 2012)

Worshipping the Creator, not creation

Tonight’s Taraweeh consists of three-quarters of juz 7 and the first half of juz 8.The Sûrah covered is the whole of ch. 6 Al-An’âm (The Cattle).

The spiritual history of mankind is continued here from where the previous Sûrah left off. Up until now, the Qur’ân has discussed the creation of man, leading onto the history of the People of the Book and the loss or corruption of the message, the need for Islam, and the rules governing the Muslim Ummah. The next step is to contrast the teachings of Islam with the beliefs of the idol worshipping Arabs (or the Mushriks).

Did the civilizations of idolatry survive?

First the qualities of Allah (SWT) are discussed. He is the Creator, the Sustainer and the All-Truth. Then why should man worship other than Him? Further, He is the Lord of the heavens and the earth. Now the weakness of Paganism is exposed. They “reject the Truth when it reaches them”, claiming that “this is nothing but obvious magic” .Here, a clue to the reality of rejecting Allah (SWT) is given by asking the Unbelievers to “travel through the earth and see what the end of those who rejected Truth” was – they were all destroyed, no matter how powerful they were. They are the losers in the Hereafter also. The life of this world is “play and amusement, but best is the Home in the Hereafter.”

Creation has its limits unlike the Creator

The perfection in Creation must convince us that all this is only Allah (SWT)’s working in His world, under His constant care and guidance. This is the argument that Abraham (AS) put forward in his dispute with those who worshipped false gods. A very important point is brought out against the worshippers of the sun and the moon: Abraham (AS) rejected them as gods because the sun sets when the day is over. It cannot offer its radiance to us all the time. Similarly, the moon, whose radiance is so splendid, cannot offer any radiance once it sets. In short, it is futile to accept them as gods because they do not give permanent radiance because being created things there are limits to their abilities. The Creator is surely Allah (SWT) and surely we must turn to Him alone to give us the light of guidance. The signs pointing out Allah’s Oneness are so many and so obvious and yet there are those who still join partners with him.

Reflect on His beautiful signs in the natural world and in revelation

The succession of prophets after Ibrâhîm (AS) kept Allah (SWT)’s Truth alive and led up to Muhammad (SAW) and the revelation of the Qur’ân. So do not make excuses about being unaware of the Truth that Allah is to be worshipped alone.

On the Day of Judgement, we see Allah’s Mercy that the believer’s single good deed will receive ten times the like, while a single evil deed will receive only the like thereof.

Muhammad (SAWS) is instructed to testify to Islam’s message of tawheed (worshippping Allah alone). ‘Say, Indeed my Lord has guided me to a straight path – a correct way of life – the way of Abraham, inclining toward truth. and he was not among those who associated others with Allah.’

In tonight’s taraweeh, may we reflect on Allah’s beautiful signs that help us dedicate our devotion and worship to Him alone.

Abbreviations

S.W.T Subhanahu wa Ta’ala – (Allah) The Glorious, the Exalted

A.S -Alayhis Salam– (Prophets, pious ones) on whom be peace

S.A.W SalAllahu alayhi Wa sallam – (Muhammad) on whom be peace