Dec 132017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 27, An-Naml or the Ants, verses 59-82. These verses implore us to think if there is any god besides Allah who has created anything in the universe or answers the oppressed or guides us to the Right Way. The disbelievers doubt God’s power of creation but the Qur’an clarifies those matters in which they and the Israelites differ. Lastly, we are shown a sign of the Doomsday, the beast of the doomsday.

Tafseer concerns the beast of the doomsday, mentioned in verse 82.

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Dec 122017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 27, An-Naml or the Ants, verses 45-58. These verses tell the story of the people of Thamud and the secret plot against the Prophet Salih whose teaching they thought brought them bad luck. Their plot was foiled and the whole community, which was involved in evil, was destroyed.

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Dec 112017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

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
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

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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