SURAHS / AYAAT:
27. An-Naml (56-end)
29. Al-Ankaboot (1-45)
This Juz begins with the conclusion to Surah An-Naml. In these final verses we are asked to consider the signs of ALLAAH in HIS creation & acknowledge that some claim godship in the weak unlike ALLAAH Who is Omnipotent & knows all. The chapter ends with powerful themes of the afterlife; death before life, the blasting of the trumpet & the Last Day. In the end, the Prophet (SALLALLAAHU ALAYHI WA SALLAM) is commanded to serve ALLAAH & to preach the Qur’aan. In the next chapter, Al-Qasas (the Stories) we are told about Musa (ALAHYI SALLAM) - his birth, upbringing, exile, call, his struggle with Pharaoh & subsequent exodus, his ultimate triumph & destruction of the disbelievers. The main theme of the chapter is that of struggle, ALLAAH’S providential care & the evil end of those who are arrogant & spread corruption. The last chapter in this Juz is Al-Ankaboot (the Spider) a chapter that takes its name from the parable in its 41st verse in which the weakness of polytheism is likened to frailty of a spider web.
• That people can get so corrupt they detest the very presence of those who purify themselves
• The doubts of the pagans are repudiated & the Last Day depicted
• ALLAAH consoles the poor & weak believers stating that future is for them
• The story of Musa (ALAHYI SALLAM) & how he could find none to support him besides ALLAAH but what a wonderful supporter HE is!
• The story of Qarun & his being deceived by his wealth
• Just as Musa (ALAHYI SALLAM) was driven from his land only to return, so too would Muhammad (SALLALLAAHU ALAHYI WA SALLAM)
• The trials that one calling to ALLAAH will face: wealth, health, & this worldly life in general
• The stories of the previous nations show us that we should never feel confident that we are safe & so grow complacent.