Excerpts from ~ Ramadaan 1434 Programmes
إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ
Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree
وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ
And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree?
لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ
The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.
تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمْرٍ
The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter.
سَلَامٌ هِيَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ الْفَجْرِ
Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.
Surah Al Qadr 97
~ We, the Ummah of Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi wa salam have been given Ramadaan. It has been the experience of many of the Ahlullah and Mashaaikh that Lailatul Qadr happened on the 27th night of this Mubarak month. As the exact date is known Only to ALLAH Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala (and it could be any of the odd nights of the last 10 days of Ramadaan) … Tonight we may have reached the climax of Ramadaan wherein lies ‘a night better than a thousand months’ Allah knows best!
~ All Praise is Only for ALLAH who has permitted us to fast, to
engage in Ibaadat, to listen to the ilaawat of the Quran Sharief in Taraaweeh. Although, khatam of Quran-e-Majeed was completed today, recitation of the next khatam was initiated immediately because this is our Guide till the Day of Qiyamah and we must ‘hold fast to ‘The Rope of ALLAH’. We need to demonstrate sincerity and gratitude for all with which we have been blessed.
~ This most honorable Kitaab (Ashraful Kutub) was revealed upon the heart of Hazrat Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wa salam – The most Honorable of the Ambiyaa, brought by the most Honorable Angel (Jibraeel AS), in the most Honorable of Cities (Makkah Mukarramah) in the most Honourable night -Lailatul Qadr (The Night of Power).
~ Once again, in the 30th Juz, ALLAH Rabbul Izzat directs our attention to the “Aakhirah” which is our final destination. In most of our recent talks we have highlighted the importance of gratitude and turning our attention towards ALLAH Ta’aala, the Rabb of The Universe. ALLAH is the One who Nurtures, Nourishes, Cares for and Loves us all. HE has made us in the Best of Forms and most beautiful. All HE wants is for us to have firm belief in His Oneness (Tauheed) and to do righteous deeds. When we slip and oppress ourselves by sinning, HE desires that we turn to Him and repent.
Whilst the following is not a Tafseer of all the surahs we heard tonight ie : from Surah Dhuha till Naas, but we see in each Surah a verse drawing our attention to the same theme we have been explaining the past few nights :
Allahs supremacy, His Oneness, preparing for Aakhirah, not amassing wealth, the Day of Reckoning, weighing of our deeds, the importance of time, doing righteous deeds etc …
We are informed, advised, admonished:
In Surah Dhuha Verse 4….that the Akhirah is better than the Dunya,
In Surah Inshiraah Verse 8….to turn towards our Rabb
In Surah Teen Verse 6….the importance of Imaan and righteous deeds
In Surah Alaq Verse 1….reading in the name of our Rabb
In Surah Qadar Verse 1.…the importance of Quraan and the Night of power
In Surah Bayyinah Verse 8….Jannat is for the one fearing Allah
In Surah Zilzaal Verse 7….All our actions will be presented to us on the Day of Qiyaamah
In Surah Al-Aadiyaat Verse 6….being loyal and grateful to Allah.
In Surah Al-Qaari’ah Verse 8….the weighing of our deeds
In Suah At takaathur Verse 1….obsession of wealth causes negligence of the Hereafter
In Surah Asr Verse 1….the value and importance of time
In Surah Humaza Verse 2….the harms of amassing wealth
In Surah Feel….the might and power of Allah
In Surah Quraish…..the ease & comfort we enjoy, and we should worship only Allah
In Surah Kauthar…..the reward of drinking from the fountain of Kauthar from the hands of Rasulullah salalahu alayhi wasalam.
In Surah Kaafiroon….not compromising our Deen
In Surah Nasr…..the importance of Istighfaar
In Surah Lahab…..the consequence of rejecting Deen
~ In the final three Surahs of Quran-e-Majeed (Surah Ahad, Surah Falaq, Surah Naas) … The Oneness and Power of Allah
* During Ramadaan we focussed extensively on :
Tilawat, Taqwa and Taubah. (3 T’s)
As a result of these, we have accumulated Noor in our hearts. The way forward, after the moon of Shawaal is sighted, is to preserve and add to this Noor. We should not be foolish and fail to nurture it.