English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Naml [The Ants]
Ayat 85. And the Word (of torment) will be fulfilled against them because they have done wrong, and they will be unable to speak (in order to defend themselves).
Ayat 86. See they not that We have made the night for them to rest therein, and the day sight-giving? Verily, in this are Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) for the people who believe.
Tafseer of Surah Al Naml (The Ants) Ayat 85 & 86. And the Word will be fulfilled against them, because of their wrong-doing, and they will be unable to speak (in plea). There will be no plea because the charge will be only too true. The Decree will be passed and executed. See they not that We have made the Night for them to rest in and the Day to give them light? Verily in this are Signs for any people that believe! Night, Day, Rest, and Light: both in the literal and the symbolic sense. Anyone with a scrap of faith or spiritual insight could see that the Night is a blessing when used for rest and a curse when used to cover ignorance or sin; and that the Day is for work and enlightenment, and its misuse is gross ingratitude to Allah. Or understand Truth and practice Righteousness while it is yet Light, and the Message of Allah is here to guide you: for there comes the Night when Endeavour will cease and there will be no room for Repentance.
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) used to urge (the people) to perform (optional Taraweeh) prayer at night during the month of Ramadan. He did not order them or make it obligatory on them. He (SAWW)(PBUH) said, “Whosoever performs (optional Taraweeh) prayers at night during the month of Ramadan, with Faith and in the hope of receiving Allah’s reward, will have his past sins forgiven.”
[Muslim Book 04, Chapter 52, Hadith # 210].
Lesson: This Hadith highlights the following points: 1. Qiyam in the month of Ramadan is a much-stressed act and has great importance from the viewpoint of reward and award. 2. The sins which are pardoned through it are minor sins because major sins are not forgiven unless one makes sincere repentance and compensates those whom he has wronged. 3. That Qiyam during the month of Ramadan was the practice of the Prophet [SAWW]((PBUH). During the course of a Ramadan, he made Qiyam for three nights consecutively, that is, he performed this Nafl Salat in congregation with his Companions. On the fourth night, when his Companions gathered for this purpose he said to them, “I am afraid it will be made obligatory for you.” So, despite their desire to join him in this prayer, he did not lead the Salat that night.