Dec 112017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 8, Al-Anfâl or the Spoils of War, verses 65-75. These verses deal with the treatment of prisoners of war, the duties and obligations of Muslim government and Muslims living in non-Muslim countries.

Tafseer for this selection further elaborates on the Qur’anic points regarding prisoners of war and general conduct in war or struggle.

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Dec 092017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 8, Al-Anfâl or the Spoils of War, verses 38-48. These verses declare that unbelievers who embrace Islam will have their past forgiven. Next, the Qur’an delineates rules about the distribution of the spoils of war and lastly, an order from Allah to remain firm during combat against the enemy.

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Dec 082017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is the entirety of Surah 62, Al-Jumu‘ah or Friday, verses 1-11. This surah makes 3 major points. Allah has appointed Muhammad (pbuh) as his Messenger. God has rebutted the claims of the Jews to be the favorites of Allah to the exclusion of others. And finally a commandment relating to the obligation of Friday Prayers.

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Dec 072017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is Surah 61, As-Saff or the Battle Array, which is 14 verses in total. It enjoins believers to keep their word or practise what they preach. It recounts Prophet Jesus’ foretelling of a Prophet of God after him; that Prophet of course was Muhammad (pbuh). Lastly, it describes faith as a sort of bargain given the rewards which it produces.

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Dec 062017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 28, Al-Qasas or the Narrations, verses 61-75. These verses make two broad claims. The first – that, on the Day of Judgment, the disbelievers will wish that had accepted God’s guidance. And second – God has not allowed those who associate others with Him to assign His powers to whomever they want.

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Dec 052017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 28, Al-Qasas or the Narrations, verses 43-60. These verses gives us information about the destruction of prior generations in order to teach us a lesson. It is asserted that righteous Jews & Christians can recognize the truth of the Qur’an, yet the Prophets cannot give guidance; it is only God who gives guidance.

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Dec 042017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 47, Muhammad, verses 20-38. These verses assert that promises of obedience from the believers which are not followed by action will be cursed by God. God tests the believers in order to reveal those who are valiant and resolute. In case of war, God is on the side of the believers. Lastly, the believers are commanded not to be stingy in giving to the cause of Allah.

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Dec 032017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 47, Muhammad, verses 1-19. In these verses, Allah voids the deeds of the disbelievers. In case war were declared, thoroughly subdue the unbelievers before taking prisoners of war. If you help the cause of Allah, Allah will help and protect you. Believers do not follow their own desires exclusively. Hypocrites are those on whose heart God has set a seal.

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Dec 022017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 50-68. These verses talk of Prophet Hüd of the ‘Ad and his mission to his people and then talk of Prophet Saleh of the Thamüd and his mission to his people.

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Dec 012017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 36-49. These verses continue the story of Prophet Noah when he was commanded to build the Ark and gather on board the believers and a pair from each species. Lastly, there is a dialogue between Prophet Noah, his son and God.

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