A Summary of The Verses Being Recited On The 3rd Night Of Taraawee

A summary of the verses being recited.

3rd of Ramadhaan (Juzz 3 [2:253 to 3:91])

Surah 2 – Baqarah –‘The Cow’  continued…

Verses Description
2:243-253 Fighting in defence of Truth and Right: Story of David and Goliath
2:254-283 Nature of God: the “Verse of the Throne”: No compulsion in religion; Upright conduct; Abraham; Charity; Usury; Contracts; Witnesses
2:284-286 All life as in presence of God: No burden greater than we can bear: Prayer to God

Surah 3 – al-Imran –‘The family of Imran’

Summary: The Surah gives a general view of the religious history of mankind, with special reference to the People of the Book, proceeds to explain the birth of the new people of Islam and their ordinances, insists on the need of struggle and fighting in the cause of Truth, and exhorts those who have been blessed with Islam to remain constant in Faith, pray for guidance, and maintain their spiritual hope for the future. The Christians are here specially appealed to, as the Jews were specially appealed to in the last Surah. The lessons of the battles of Badr and Uhud are set out for the Muslim community.

Verses Description
3:1-20 Confirmation of previous Revelations: Acceptance of Faith
3:21-30 Partial Truths, and the Completed Book of God: Friendship with one’s own people
3:31-63 Messengers form one Brotherhood: Birth of Mary, Yahya and Jesus
3:64-120 Seek common principles, avoid dissembling and disputing: True Religion

Compiled by Ustaadh Abu Rumaysah


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