Aug 282016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah, Verses 40-59. These verses deal with Allah’s covenants with the Children of Israel, how God delivered them from Pharaoh and their trials and tribulations afterwards. This includes the period when they worshiped the calf, repented, and then questioned the Lord again.

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Aug 272016
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 69, Al-Hâqqah or the Sure Reality, verses 38-52. These verses conclude this Surah. They emphasize that the Qur’an is the word of God and not of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). And it is a reminder for those who fear Allah.

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Aug 262016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 69, Al-Hâqqah or the Sure Reality, verses 19-37. These verses continue the story of the Day of Judgment when every person will be judged by his/her Book of Deeds and rewarded or punished according to that record.

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Aug 252016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 69, Al-Hâqqah or the Sure Reality, verses 1-18. These verses deal with the Day of Resurrection and the Day of Judgment.

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Aug 242016
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 53, An-Najm or the Star, verses 1-25. These verses detail the first revelations of God to Prophet Muhammad told by the Angel Jibreel (Gabriel). It also talks about the Prophet’s journey to the heavens and lastly, it deals with the Pagan Arab Goddesses – Lât, Uzza and Manât.

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Aug 232016
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 30, Ar-Rüm or the Romans, verses 1-19. At the time this Surah was revealed, the defeat of the Christian Romans at the hands of the pagan Syrians was seen as a sign that the Muslims would be defeated by the Arab unbelievers. In response, God sent glad tidings of a future Roman victory in the coming years as a herald of future Muslim victories.

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Aug 222016
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, verses 15-23. These verses deal with the punishment for women found guilty of fornication (or sex outside of marriage). It deal with acceptable and unacceptable forms of repentance. It talks about the treatment of women in inheritance matters – that they are not to be viewed as belonging to anyone’s estate. It admonishes the believers from taking back a woman’s dowry. Lastly, there is a lengthy list of those women whom a believer is prohibited from marrying.

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Aug 212016
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 31, Luqmân, verses 20-34. These verses discuss the danger of blindly following our forefathers, the inexhaustible nature of Allah’s guidance and how even parents won’t be able to intervene on our behalfs on the Day of Judgment.

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Aug 202016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 31, Luqmân, verses 1-19. These verses contain wisdom given to Luqmân regarding shirk as well as duties to our parents and advice about moral behavior and interaction.

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Aug 192016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 46, Al-Ahqãf or the Winding Sand-Tracts, Verses 1-20. These verse discuss creation as a manifestation of truth, which no diety but Allah can confirm. The Qur’an is the word of God, not the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and conforms with the revelations given to Prophet Moses. Lastly, we are enjoined to treat our parents with kindness lest we be rebuked by Allah.

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