Tonight's Taraweeh consists of Yah'Tathirun (JUZ 11).
The Surahs that will be covered are the remaining portion
of Surah Al-Tawbah, and Surah Yunus in its entirety.
This Surah and the five that follow i.e. Surahs 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 are closely connected, and were revealed in the late Makkan period, as the great event of the Hijrah was gradually approaching. Surahs 8 and 9 were mainly concerned with the first questions that arose on the formation of the new and organised Community of Islam, in its conflict with those who wished to suppress or destroy it or use force to prevent its growth and the consolidation of its ideals. How does revelation work? What is the meaning of Divine Grace and its withdrawal? How do the Messengers Alayhim Salaam deliver their Message? How should we receive it?
The wonderful working of the Spirit through man by revelation seems like magic to men; yet they could find Signs and Messages from Him in the sun and the moon and the constantly varying yet regular phenomena of nature, from which men should take a lesson of constancy and Faith. All the goodness or beauty that man meets in the life around him proceeds from Almighty Allah, yet man is blind and will not understand.
As all beings proceed from Almighty Allah Tabaraqa Wata'ala, so will they return to Him, and He is ever true. Why then does man make untrue phantoms for himself instead of rejoicing in the good news which He sends? Allah instructed Hazrat Nuh Alayhis Salaam but his people rejected him and they perished. He spoke through Nabee Moosa Alayhis Salaam to Fir'aun but Fir'aun was stiff-necked and arrogant, and when he repented at all, it was too late. Everywhere want of faith causes people to perish. But the people of Nabee Yunus Alayhis Salaam repented, and Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala saved them by His wonderful Grace. So Allah Rabbul Izzat will deliver the Believers. When the Truth comes from Allah, follow it and be patient, for Allah is the most Righteous of Judges.
And Almighty Allah knows best
To be continued Insha'Allah.............
Abdul Hamid Lachporia