A Summary of The Verses Being Recited On The 10th Night Of Taraawee

A summary of the verses being recited.

10th of Ramadhaan (Juzz 10 [8:42 to 9:92])

To be recited Thursday Night (Aug 19)

Surah 8 – al-Anfal – “The Spoils of War”

Summary: The Surah takes its name from the first verse which talks about the spoils of war. The majority of the chapter was revealed in the month following the Battle of Badr, in the 2nd year of Hijra. The lessons learned from the battle are enforced: the virtues necessary for fighting in the Path of Allah, victory against odds, clemency and consideration of others.

Verses Description
8:65-75 Huge odds against the believer do not count if they remain true to Allah; Prisoners of war; Clemency and consideration at victory; Virtue of those who fight; Importance of protecting each other

Surah 9 – at-Tawbah – “Repentance”

Summary: Widely regarded to be a continuation of the previous chapter, this Surah takes its name from verse 104. It is also called al-Bara’a (Disavowal) taken from the first verse, and is the only Surah that does not commence with the basmAllah because of its stern commandments against the polytheists. It was revealed in the 9th year of Hijra and proclaimed the end of idolatry in Arabia. The Christian Byzantine Empire had made moves against the rising power in Arabia and so the chapter contains instructions towards the impending war, therefore, the expedition of Tabuk is discussed as well as the plots of the hypocrites to undermine Muslim society.

Verses Description
9:1-24 Treaties with polytheists who have broken terms are void; Keeping to covenants; Asylum; Conditions of brotherhood; Who should maintain Masjids?; Reward of those who migrate and fight;
9:25-29 Battle of Hunayn; Polytheists no longer allowed in the Sacred Masjid; Disbelief is to be fought;
9:30-42 The People of the Book believing Allah has a son; They take rabbis and monks as lords; Truth will prevail; Hoarding wealth; If we do not uphold Allah’s banner, He will replace us with a people who will; Allah helping His Prophet
9:43-72 Hypocrites, their plots and treachery, their lies and punishment; Hypocrites cling to this world; Being content with Allah; Believers befriend believers, qualities of; Reward of the righteous
9:73-99 Striving against evil; Those who lagged behind from Tabuk; Those excused from fighting

Compiled by Ustaadh Abu Rumaysah.


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