Summary of Juz 8
Ayat: al-An’am 111 – al-A’raaf 87, The basic theme of Surah al-A’raaf is Risalah, i.e. Allah ﷻ ’s message as it was sent through many messengers. Several Prophets and parts of their stories are mentioned to emphasize Prophets’ mission and their struggle with their people.
The Surah tells us that Allah ﷻ ’s Prophets suffered for the cause of truth. Their enemies tried to harm them, but then Allah ﷻ helped his prophets and defeated their enemies. The Surah emphasizes that the true message must be presented under all circumstances. After the Prophets it is the duty of the Believers to convey the message of Allah ﷻ to all people.
The juz outlines the following:
Arrogance of the non-believers and their opposition to the Prophets. Do not eat the animals slaughtered in the name of any one other than Allah ﷻ.
Those who plot against Allah ﷻ, they suffer themselves.
Superstitions of the Mushrikin (polytheists).
Allah ﷻ ’s gifts for humanity and people’s self-imposed prohibitions.
What are the things that Allah ﷻ has forbidden?
Universal principles of Islam.
The true religion: prayer, sacrifice, life, death, everything must be for Allah ﷻ.
The Qur’an is revealed to remind the believers and to warn humankind about the consequences of their actions. The judgment will indeed take place.
The story of Man’s creation and Satan’s opposition to Man.
Warning to the Children of Adam to be aware of Satan’s plots.
Allah ﷻ ’s messengers came to guide people.
The end of those who denied the message and those who accepted the message.
Cries of the wicked in the hellfire.
The righteous will prosper.
Some lessons from the story of Prophet Noah.
Some lessons from the story of Prophet Hud.
Some lessons from the story of Prophets Salih and Lot.
O Allah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by men.