Interrupting your schedule: 26th Taraweeh 2017

Tuesday

 

 ‘We Are Interrupting Your Schedule To Bring You An Important Announcement’

Tonight’s taraweeh brings us almost to the end of the Book (Juz 30-Surahs 78-92), not to mention the World. Read on for important news and announcements…

78. Sûrah An-Naba’ (The Great News)

They argue about the news of the resurrection. ‘Verily, verily they shall soon know!’

Follow Allah’s created signs, aspire for Paradise and fear the Hellfire. ‘Verily we have warned you of a Penalty near- The Day when man will see what his hands have sent forth, and the Unbeliever will say, ‘Woe unto me! Would that I were dust!’

79. Sûrah An-Nâzi’ât (The Angels who Draw out the Souls)

Allah Almighty swears by His obedient angels that on the Final Day, ‘everything that can be in commotion will be in violent commotion.’

Look at the story of the proud Pharaoh who claimed: “I am you Lord Most High”. He rejected Allah’s Message and he was brought low by Allah’s Punishment. So will all the proud rejecters be humbled on the Day of Judgement.

80. Sûrah ‘Abasa (He Frowned)

Pay attention to the seeker of truth and do not give him the cold shoulder just because of his social status.

Fear the Day when a man shall flee from his own parents, sibling, wife and children, each one preoccupied with one’s own future fate.

81. Sûrah At-Takwîr (The Folding Up)

We are given an almost breathless account of the tumultuous events of the end of the world as we know it.

The baby girl who was buried alive is given prominence amongst all these events and questioned, ‘for what crime was she killed.’

‘Verily this is no less than a message to all the Worlds, (with profit) to whomever among you wishes to be on the straight path.’

82. Sûrah Al-Infitâr (The Cleaving Asunder)

Allah swears by the reality of the Last Day that each soul will know what it has sent forth. So do not hold back from obeying Allah, you have  angels to protect you and note down your deeds. And you will be powerless to help anyone on the Final Day.

83. Sûrah Al-Mutaffifeen (The Dealers in Fraud)

Keep your business practices and accounts clean: surely you will be held to account by Allah.

See the end of those whose deeds are in the ledgers of the wicked versus those of the righteous.

84.Sûrah Al-Inshiqâq  (The Rending Asunder)

We are again reminded about the reality of one’s destiny.  Man goes about toiling on towards the end. And as you see the stages of the day till the sunset melts into the night and the moon enters and leaves its phases, ‘ye shall surely travel from stage to stage.’

85. Sûrah Al-Burûj (The Constellations)

Those who ill-treat the Believers and then they witnessed the ill treatment will be severely punished. They are being witnessed by Allah Himself. He will deal with the Unbelievers as He dealt with Pharoah and the Tyrant of the People of the Ditch.

86.Sûrah At-Târiq (The Night Star)

Man was certainly created in a very humble fashion. And yet he tries to plot against Allah, but wait and see what is Allah’s plan.

87. Sûrah Al-A’lâ (The Most High)

Allah has made man capable of progress by ordered steps, and by His revelation will lead him still higher to purification. ‘And We will make it easy for thee (to follow ) The simple (path).’

88. Sûrah Al-Ghâshiyah (The Overwhelming Event)

This event will be the day when some faces will be ‘humiliated, labouring (hard), weary while they enter the blazing Fire,’ while  ‘(other) faces that Day will be joyful, pleased with their striving.’

89. Sûrah Al-Fajr (The Dawn)

When Allah gives man honour and gifts, he feels proud but when Allah limits his sustenance he complains. He does not realise the true tests in these two cases which are those of humility and patience.

Only to the righteous soul will it be said: “O satisfied soul! Return to your Lord, well pleased and well-pleasing to Him. Enter among My devotees. Enter My Heaven!”

90. Sûrah Al-Balad (The City)

‘We have created Man into toil and struggle.’ Once he becomes wealthy he must not boast because he will have to account before Allah. Let him use these gifts to free slaves, feed the needy and the orphans, believe, be patient, and enjoin deeds of kindness and mercy on others.Then will he be among the Companions of the Right Hand.

91. Sûrah Al-Shams (The Sun)

By all of the wonders of creation and by the soul, “Truly he who purifies it, succeeds; and he who corrupts it, fails”. The last statement was proved by the Punishment that Allah brought upon the Thamûd for their rebellion of arrogance.

92. Sûrah Al-Layl (The Night)

By looking at Allah’s Creation, we see many mysteries, many differences and many opposites. We see the difference between night and day, and male and female. Likewise there are two paths open to man – the good and the bad. Allah will make easy for man whichever path man decides to choose.

May Allah give us the ability to heed the warnings before it’s too late.

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

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Interrupting your schedule: 26th Taraweeh 2016

Thursday

 

 ‘We Are Interrupting Your Schedule To Bring You An Important Announcement’

Tonight’s taraweeh brings us almost to the end of the Book (Juz 30-Surahs 78-92), not to mention the World. Read on for important news and announcements…

78. Sûrah An-Naba’ (The Great News)

They argue about the news of the resurrection. ‘Verily, verily they shall soon know!’

Follow Allah’s created signs, aspire for Paradise and fear the Hellfire. ‘Verily we have warned you of a Penalty near- The Day when man will see what his hands have sent forth, and the Unbeliever will say, ‘Woe unto me! Would that I were dust!’

79. Sûrah An-Nâzi’ât (The Angels who Draw out the Souls)

Allah Almighty swears by His obedient angels that on the Final Day, ‘everything that can be in commotion will be in violent commotion.’

Look at the story of the proud Pharaoh who claimed: “I am you Lord Most High”. He rejected Allah’s Message and he was brought low by Allah’s Punishment. So will all the proud rejecters be humbled on the Day of Judgement.

80. Sûrah ‘Abasa (He Frowned)

Pay attention to the seeker of truth and do not give him the cold shoulder just because of his social status.

Fear the Day when a man shall flee from his own parents, sibling, wife and children, each one preoccupied with one’s own future fate.

81. Sûrah At-Takwîr (The Folding Up)

We are given an almost breathless account of the tumultuous events of the end of the world as we know it.

The baby girl who was buried alive is given prominence amongst all these events and questioned, ‘for what crime was she killed.’

‘Verily this is no less than a message to all the Worlds, (with profit) to whomever among you wishes to be on the straight path.’

82. Sûrah Al-Infitâr (The Cleaving Asunder)

Allah swears by the reality of the Last Day that each soul will know what it has sent forth. So do not hold back from obeying Allah, you have  angels to protect you and note down your deeds. And you will be powerless to help anyone on the Final Day.

83. Sûrah Al-Mutaffifeen (The Dealers in Fraud)

Keep your business practices and accounts clean: surely you will be held to account by Allah.

See the end of those whose deeds are in the ledgers of the wicked versus those of the righteous.

84.Sûrah Al-Inshiqâq  (The Rending Asunder)

We are again reminded about the reality of one’s destiny.  Man goes about toiling on towards the end. And as you see the stages of the day till the sunset melts into the night and the moon enters and leaves its phases, ‘ye shall surely travel from stage to stage.’

85. Sûrah Al-Burûj (The Constellations)

Those who ill-treat the Believers and then they witnessed the ill treatment will be severely punished. They are being witnessed by Allah Himself. He will deal with the Unbelievers as He dealt with Pharoah and the Tyrant of the People of the Ditch.

86.Sûrah At-Târiq (The Night Star)

Man was certainly created in a very humble fashion. And yet he tries to plot against Allah, but wait and see what is Allah’s plan.

87. Sûrah Al-A’lâ (The Most High)

Allah has made man capable of progress by ordered steps, and by His revelation will lead him still higher to purification. ‘And We will make it easy for thee (to follow ) The simple (path).’

88. Sûrah Al-Ghâshiyah (The Overwhelming Event)

This event will be the day when some faces will be ‘humiliated, labouring (hard), weary while they enter the blazing Fire,’ while  ‘(other) faces that Day will be joyful, pleased with their striving.’

89. Sûrah Al-Fajr (The Dawn)

When Allah gives man honour and gifts, he feels proud but when Allah limits his sustenance he complains. He does not realise the true tests in these two cases which are those of humility and patience.

Only to the righteous soul will it be said: “O satisfied soul! Return to your Lord, well pleased and well-pleasing to Him. Enter among My devotees. Enter My Heaven!”

90. Sûrah Al-Balad (The City)

‘We have created Man into toil and struggle.’ Once he becomes wealthy he must not boast because he will have to account before Allah. Let him use these gifts to free slaves, feed the needy and the orphans, believe, be patient, and enjoin deeds of kindness and mercy on others.Then will he be among the Companions of the Right Hand.

91. Sûrah Al-Shams (The Sun)

By all of the wonders of creation and by the soul, “Truly he who purifies it, succeeds; and he who corrupts it, fails”. The last statement was proved by the Punishment that Allah brought upon the Thamûd for their rebellion of arrogance.

92. Sûrah Al-Layl (The Night)

By looking at Allah’s Creation, we see many mysteries, many differences and many opposites. We see the difference between night and day, and male and female. Likewise there are two paths open to man – the good and the bad. Allah will make easy for man whichever path man decides to choose.

May Allah give us the ability to heed the warnings before it’s too late.

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

Interrupting your schedule: 26th Night of Taraweeh 2015

Sunday

 

 ‘We Are Interrupting Your Schedule To Bring You An Important Announcement’

Tonight’s taraweeh brings us almost to the end of the Book (Juz 30-Surahs 78-92), not to mention the World. Read on for important news and announcements…

78. Sûrah An-Naba’ (The Great News)

They argue about the news of the resurrection. ‘Verily, verily they shall soon know!’

Follow Allah’s created signs, aspire for Paradise and fear the Hellfire. ‘Verily we have warned you of a Penalty near- The Day when man will see what his hands have sent forth, and the Unbeliever will say, ‘Woe unto me! Would that I were dust!’

79. Sûrah An-Nâzi’ât (The Angels who Draw out the Souls)

Allah Almighty swears by His obedient angels that on the Final Day, ‘everything that can be in commotion will be in violent commotion.’

Look at the story of the proud Pharaoh who claimed: “I am you Lord Most High”. He rejected Allah’s Message and he was brought low by Allah’s Punishment. So will all the proud rejecters be humbled on the Day of Judgement.

80. Sûrah ‘Abasa (He Frowned)

Pay attention to the seeker of truth and do not give him the cold shoulder just because of his social status.

Fear the Day when a man shall flee from his own parents, sibling, wife and children, each one preoccupied with one’s own future fate.

81. Sûrah At-Takwîr (The Folding Up)

We are given an almost breathless account of the tumultuous events of the end of the world as we know it.

The baby girl who was buried alive is given prominence amongst all these events and questioned, ‘for what crime was she killed.’

‘Verily this is no less than a message to all the Worlds, (with profit) to whomever among you wishes to be on the straight path.’

82. Sûrah Al-Infitâr (The Cleaving Asunder)

Allah swears by the reality of the Last Day that each soul will know what it has sent forth. So do not hold back from obeying Allah, you have  angels to protect you and note down your deeds. And you will be powerless to help anyone on the Final Day.

83. Sûrah Al-Mutaffifeen (The Dealers in Fraud)

Keep your business practices and accounts clean: surely you will be held to account by Allah.

See the end of those whose deeds are in the ledgers of the wicked versus those of the righteous.

84.Sûrah Al-Inshiqâq  (The Rending Asunder)

We are again reminded about the reality of one’s destiny.  Man goes about toiling on towards the end. And as you see the stages of the day till the sunset melts into the night and the moon enters and leaves its phases, ‘ye shall surely travel from stage to stage.’

85. Sûrah Al-Burûj (The Constellations)

Those who ill-treat the Believers and then they witnessed the ill treatment will be severely punished. They are being witnessed by Allah Himself. He will deal with the Unbelievers as He dealt with Pharoah and the Tyrant of the People of the Ditch.

86.Sûrah At-Târiq (The Night Star)

Man was certainly created in a very humble fashion. And yet he tries to plot against Allah, but wait and see what is Allah’s plan.

87. Sûrah Al-A’lâ (The Most High)

Allah has made man capable of progress by ordered steps, and by His revelation will lead him still higher to purification. ‘And We will make it easy for thee (to follow ) The simple (path).’

88. Sûrah Al-Ghâshiyah (The Overwhelming Event)

This event will be the day when some faces will be ‘humiliated, labouring (hard), weary while they enter the blazing Fire,’ while  ‘(other) faces that Day will be joyful, pleased with their striving.’

89. Sûrah Al-Fajr (The Dawn)

When Allah gives man honour and gifts, he feels proud but when Allah limits his sustenance he complains. He does not realise the true tests in these two cases which are those of humility and patience.

Only to the righteous soul will it be said: “O satisfied soul! Return to your Lord, well pleased and well-pleasing to Him. Enter among My devotees. Enter My Heaven!”

90. Sûrah Al-Balad (The City)

‘We have created Man into toil and struggle.’ Once he becomes wealthy he must not boast because he will have to account before Allah. Let him use these gifts to free slaves, feed the needy and the orphans, believe, be patient, and enjoin deeds of kindness and mercy on others.Then will he be among the Companions of the Right Hand.

91. Sûrah Al-Shams (The Sun)

By all of the wonders of creation and by the soul, “Truly he who purifies it, succeeds; and he who corrupts it, fails”. The last statement was proved by the Punishment that Allah brought upon the Thamûd for their rebellion of arrogance.

92. Sûrah Al-Layl (The Night)

By looking at Allah’s Creation, we see many mysteries, many differences and many opposites. We see the difference between night and day, and male and female. Likewise there are two paths open to man – the good and the bad. Allah will make easy for man whichever path man decides to choose.

May Allah give us the ability to heed the warnings before it’s too late.

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

26th Night of Ramadan 2014

Wednesday

 

 ‘We Are Interrupting Your Schedule To Bring You An Important Announcement’

Tonight’s taraweeh brings us almost to the end of the Book (Juz 30-Surahs 78-92), not to mention the World. Read on for important news and announcements…

78. Sûrah An-Naba’ (The Great News)

They argue about the news of the resurrection. ‘Verily, verily they shall soon know!’

Follow Allah’s created signs, aspire for Paradise and fear the Hellfire. ‘Verily we have warned you of a Penalty near- The Day when man will see what his hands have sent forth, and the Unbeliever will say, ‘Woe unto me! Would that I were dust!’

79. Sûrah An-Nâzi’ât (The Angels who Draw out the Souls)

Allah Almighty swears by His obedient angels that on the Final Day, ‘everything that can be in commotion will be in violent commotion.’

Look at the story of the proud Pharaoh who claimed: “I am you Lord Most High”. He rejected Allah’s Message and he was brought low by Allah’s Punishment. So will all the proud rejecters be humbled on the Day of Judgement.

80. Sûrah ‘Abasa (He Frowned)

Pay attention to the seeker of truth and do not give him the cold shoulder just because of his social status.

Fear the Day when a man shall flee from his own parents, sibling, wife and children, each one preoccupied with one’s own future fate.

81. Sûrah At-Takwîr (The Folding Up)

We are given an almost breathless account of the tumultuous events of the end of the world as we know it.

The baby girl who was buried alive is given prominence amongst all these events and questioned, ‘for what crime was she killed.’

‘Verily this is no less than a message to all the Worlds, (with profit) to whomever among you wishes to be on the straight path.’

82. Sûrah Al-Infitâr (The Cleaving Asunder)

Allah swears by the reality of the Last Day that each soul will know what it has sent forth. So do not hold back from obeying Allah, you have  angels to protect you and note down your deeds. And you will be powerless to help anyone on the Final Day.

83. Sûrah Al-Mutaffifeen (The Dealers in Fraud)

Keep your business practices and accounts clean: surely you will be held to account by Allah.

See the end of those whose deeds are in the ledgers of the wicked versus those of the righteous.

84.Sûrah Al-Inshiqâq  (The Rending Asunder)

We are again reminded about the reality of one’s destiny.  Man goes about toiling on towards the end. And as you see the stages of the day till the sunset melts into the night and the moon enters and leaves its phases, ‘ye shall surely travel from stage to stage.’

85. Sûrah Al-Burûj (The Constellations)

Those who ill-treat the Believers and then they witnessed the ill treatment will be severely punished. They are being witnessed by Allah Himself. He will deal with the Unbelievers as He dealt with Pharoah and the Tyrant of the People of the Ditch.

86.Sûrah At-Târiq (The Night Star)

Man was certainly created in a very humble fashion. And yet he tries to plot against Allah, but wait and see what is Allah’s plan.

87. Sûrah Al-A’lâ (The Most High)

Allah has made man capable of progress by ordered steps, and by His revelation will lead him still higher to purification. ‘And We will make it easy for thee (to follow ) The simple (path).’

88. Sûrah Al-Ghâshiyah (The Overwhelming Event)

This event will be the day when some faces will be ‘humiliated, labouring (hard), weary while they enter the blazing Fire,’ while  ‘(other) faces that Day will be joyful, pleased with their striving.’

89. Sûrah Al-Fajr (The Dawn)

When Allah gives man honour and gifts, he feels proud but when Allah limits his sustenance he complains. He does not realise the true tests in these two cases which are those of humility and patience.

Only to the righteous soul will it be said: “O satisfied soul! Return to your Lord, well pleased and well-pleasing to Him. Enter among My devotees. Enter My Heaven!”

90. Sûrah Al-Balad (The City)

‘We have created Man into toil and struggle.’ Once he becomes wealthy he must not boast because he will have to account before Allah. Let him use these gifts to free slaves, feed the needy and the orphans, believe, be patient, and enjoin deeds of kindness and mercy on others.Then will he be among the Companions of the Right Hand.

91. Sûrah Al-Shams (The Sun)

By all of the wonders of creation and by the soul, “Truly he who purifies it, succeeds; and he who corrupts it, fails”. The last statement was proved by the Punishment that Allah brought upon the Thamûd for their rebellion of arrogance.

92. Sûrah Al-Layl (The Night)

By looking at Allah’s Creation, we see many mysteries, many differences and many opposites. We see the difference between night and day, and male and female. Likewise there are two paths open to man – the good and the bad. Allah will make easy for man whichever path man decides to choose.

May Allah give us the ability to heed the warnings before it’s too late.

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

27th Night of Ramadan

Wednesday (According to North American local moonsighting 2012)

 

And The Journey Continues…

Tonight’s taraweeh consists of the remaining Sûrahs of the final juz. May Allah give us the ability to continue in our worship of Him, not till the end of the recitation of the Quran, but till the end of our lives.

Sûrah Ad-Duhâ

Allah swears by the glorious morning light that He will always be by the Prophet’s side. Muhammad (s.a.w) is asked to show concern for the less fortunate and proclaim Allah’s bounties.

Sûrah Al-Inshirâh

In this Sûrah, Allah gives Prophet Muhammad hope and comfort in a time of great difficulty. Muhammad’s heart has been expanded by Allah (swt) and his position has been raised in this world and the next. The righteous man should remember that ‘after every difficulty there is relief.’

Sûrah At-Tîn

Man, who has been created ‘in the best of moulds’ can avoid falling to the level of “the lowest of the low” only by believing and doing good. This is the Judgement of Allah, ‘the wisest of Judges.’

Sûrah al-‘Alaq

The first five verses of this Sûrah make up the first Revelation by Allah to Prophet Muhammad. Man must proclaim (or read) Allah’s Message because it is He Who created man with a very lowly beginning and raised man’s position by teaching him knowledge. And be not of those who prevent a man’s right to pray but rather fall down in prostration.

Sûrah Al-Qadr

Indeed the revelation descended in the Night of Power (Lailat al-Qadr). It is better than a thousand months. Angels together with Archangel Jibrîl (Gabriel) descend with Divine Decrees of all types. ‘Peace! Until the rise of the dawn.’

Sûrah Al-Bayyinah

Once the clear truth has come to a person then what is their excuse for rejecting it? The simple teachings of Islam are to love Allah with a pure heart, to pray to Him sincerely, and to serve our fellowmen in charity and love. Following these teachings will earn one the pleasure of his Lord.

Sûrah Zilzâl

On the Day of Judgement the earth will tell its tale of people’s doings. Men will see the results of their deeds. Even the requital for an atom’s weight of good or evil will be seen.

 Sûrah Al-‘Adiyât

Allah swears that man is indeed ungrateful. He is tenacious in his love of wealth. Allah sees and knows all; therefore all that man harbours will be revealed on Judgement Day.

Sûrah Al-Qâri’ah

On the Day of Judgement the earth will be destroyed by a deafening noise. Then a Balance of Justice will be set up and all man’s deeds will be weighed thereon. Those whose scale is heavy (with goodness) will see it and those whose is light will see it.

Sûrah Takâthur

People’s great striving for piling up only worldly goods will end when they will die; but then they will learn the Truth too late to avoid Allah’s Punishment.

Sûrah Al-‘Asr

Through the ages it has been proven that “man is in loss, except those who believe, do good, join together in the teaching of Truth, and remain patient”.

Sûrah Al-Humazah

The scandal-mongers, backbiters and selfish hoarders of wealth are condemned. The Fire of Allah’s Wrath will burn right up to their hearts, thus shutting them out of the love and pity of their fellowmen.

Sûrah Al-Fîl

Do not be power-hungry or love the world’s resources too much. Allah can cause apparently harmless forces to defeat you. This was the case of Abrahâ who came with his powerful army of men and elephants to destroy the Ka’bah. An army of birds were sent, defeated the army with tiny stones and the Ka’bah remained protected.

Sûrah al-Quraish

Allah has given special protection to the Quraysh all year round. They, who are the custodians of the sacred Ka’bah should therefore be grateful to its Lord.

Sûrah Al-Mâ’ûn

People who do not serve Allah’s creation by feeding the poor, but rather push away the orphans harshly, and are “neglectful of their prayers” are hypocrites. Their actions are done only when they can impress people. They would not even want to the smallest of favours for their fellow man.

Sûrah Al-Kauthar

The Prophet has been blessed with abundance from Allah in both worlds. Therefore, “pray to Allah and sacrifice!” Those who make accusations against the Prophet will be cut off from any such abundance.

Sûrah Al-Kâfirûn

Men of Faith will hold onto their Faith. The rejecters will hold onto their wrong beliefs. Tell them to follow their way, and leave us alone. We will follow our Way too.

Sûrah An-Nasr

After Allah gives you Help and victory, praise Him and pray for your forgiveness. Allah is the one to whom we must turn in forgiveness.

Sûrah Lahab

Those who try to inflict physical pain on the Believers will suffer in their own way. They will suffer the pain of Allah’s Punishment. Thus was the case of  Prophet Muhammad’s notorious uncle, Abû Lahab, and his wife.

Sûrah Al-Ikhlâs

Allah is the One and Only. He is Everlasting and free from all needs. He has no father, mother, or children because He is Unique. There is none like Him.

Sûrah Al-Falaq

This Sûrah gives us the remedy for all superstitions and fears by teaching us to seek refuge in Allah from every kind of evil arising from outer nature and from dark and evil plotting and envy on the part of others.

Sûrah An-Nâs

This Sûrah tells us to trust in Allah, rather than man,as our sure Protector. It warns us specially against the secret whispers of evil within our own hearts.

 And may the journey continue…

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

26th Night of Ramadan

Tuesday (According to North American local moonsighting 2012)

 

 ‘We Are Interrupting Your Schedule To Bring You An Important Announcement’

Tonight’s taraweeh brings us almost to the end of the Book (Juz 30-Surahs 78-92), not to mention the World. Read on for important news and announcements…

78. Sûrah An-Naba’ (The Great News)

They argue about the news of the resurrection. ‘Verily, verily they shall soon know!’

Follow Allah’s created signs, aspire for Paradise and fear the Hellfire. ‘Verily we have warned you of a Penalty near- The Day when man will see what his hands have sent forth, and the Unbeliever will say, ‘Woe unto me! Would that I were dust!’

79. Sûrah An-Nâzi’ât (The Angels who Draw out the Souls)

Allah Almighty swears by His obedient angels that on the Final Day, ‘everything that can be in commotion will be in violent commotion.’

Look at the story of the proud Pharaoh who claimed: “I am you Lord Most High”. He rejected Allah’s Message and he was brought low by Allah’s Punishment. So will all the proud rejecters be humbled on the Day of Judgement.

80. Sûrah ‘Abasa (He Frowned)

Pay attention to the seeker of truth and do not give him the cold shoulder just because of his social status.

Fear the Day when a man shall flee from his own parents, sibling, wife and children, each one preoccupied with one’s own future fate.

81. Sûrah At-Takwîr (The Folding Up)

We are given an almost breathless account of the tumultuous events of the end of the world as we know it.

The baby girl who was buried alive is given prominence amongst all these events and questioned, ‘for what crime was she killed.’

‘Verily this is no less than a message to all the Worlds, (with profit) to whomever among you wishes to be on the straight path.’

82. Sûrah Al-Infitâr (The Cleaving Asunder)

Allah swears by the reality of the Last Day that each soul will know what it has sent forth. So do not hold back from obeying Allah, you have  angels to protect you and note down your deeds. And you will be powerless to help anyone on the Final Day.

83. Sûrah Al-Mutaffifeen (The Dealers in Fraud)

Keep your business practices and accounts clean: surely you will be held to account by Allah.

See the end of those whose deeds are in the ledgers of the wicked versus those of the righteous.

84.Sûrah Al-Inshiqâq  (The Rending Asunder)

We are again reminded about the reality of one’s destiny.  Man goes about toiling on towards the end. And as you see the stages of the day till the sunset melts into the night and the moon enters and leaves its phases, ‘ye shall surely travel from stage to stage.’

85. Sûrah Al-Burûj (The Constellations)

Those who ill-treat the Believers and then they witnessed the ill treatment will be severely punished. They are being witnessed by Allah Himself. He will deal with the Unbelievers as He dealt with Pharoah and the Tyrant of the People of the Ditch.

86.Sûrah At-Târiq (The Night Star)

Man was certainly created in a very humble fashion. And yet he tries to plot against Allah, but wait and see what is Allah’s plan.

87. Sûrah Al-A’lâ (The Most High)

Allah has made man capable of progress by ordered steps, and by His revelation will lead him still higher to purification. ‘And We will make it easy for thee (to follow ) The simple (path).’

88. Sûrah Al-Ghâshiyah (The Overwhelming Event)

This event will be the day when some faces will be ‘humiliated, labouring (hard), weary while they enter the blazing Fire,’ while  ‘(other) faces that Day will be joyful, pleased with their striving.’

89. Sûrah Al-Fajr (The Dawn)

When Allah gives man honour and gifts, he feels proud but when Allah limits his sustenance he complains. He does not realise the true tests in these two cases which are those of humility and patience.

Only to the righteous soul will it be said: “O satisfied soul! Return to your Lord, well pleased and well-pleasing to Him. Enter among My devotees. Enter My Heaven!”

90. Sûrah Al-Balad (The City)

‘We have created Man into toil and struggle.’ Once he becomes wealthy he must not boast because he will have to account before Allah. Let him use these gifts to free slaves, feed the needy and the orphans, believe, be patient, and enjoin deeds of kindness and mercy on others.Then will he be among the Companions of the Right Hand.

91. Sûrah Al-Shams (The Sun)

By all of the wonders of creation and by the soul, “Truly he who purifies it, succeeds; and he who corrupts it, fails”. The last statement was proved by the Punishment that Allah brought upon the Thamûd for their rebellion of arrogance.

92. Sûrah Al-Layl (The Night)

By looking at Allah’s Creation, we see many mysteries, many differences and many opposites. We see the difference between night and day, and male and female. Likewise there are two paths open to man – the good and the bad. Allah will make easy for man whichever path man decides to choose.

May Allah give us the ability to heed the warnings before it’s too late.

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