Feb 232017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 92-104. These verses discuss the penalty for one believer killing another believer, the importance of investigating before jumping to a conclusion, the ranks of the muhajideen over the non-mujahideen, leaving a place when you are oppressed there, and shortening of prayers when travelling or at war, also known as Salat-ul-Qasr.

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Feb 222017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 71-91. These verses advise the believers to keep together in the Brotherhood of Islam, share its joys and sorrows. Strive and fight the good fight and never fear for this life is short and the Hereafter eternal. It admonishes the believers to not allow themselves to be drawn into unbelief and cowardice. Protect yourselves against hypocrites and deceivers but do not pursue them unrelentingly.

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Feb 212017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 114-138. These verses talk of the favors bestowed upon Prophets Moses, Aaron, Elias and Lot.

Tafseer for this selection further explains the story of Prophet Elias.

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Feb 202017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 75-98. These verses tell the story of how Prophet Noah prayed to God and saw his prayers answered. Next we begin a story about Prophet Abraham, the “Friend of Allah”.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the response of the unbelievers to Prophet Abraham’s argument in favor of God.

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Feb 192017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 33, Al-Ahzãb or the Confederates, verses 53-73. These verses discuss conduct with the Prophet or his wives, blessings for the Prophet, dress code for women, punishment for Hypocrites and scandal mongers, and how the unbelievers will ask for double punishment from their leaders on the Day of Judgment.

Tafseer concerns the screen or hijab for the Prophet’s wives in verses 53-55.

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Feb 182017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 33, Al-Ahzãb or the Confederates, verses 35-52. These verses teach that it is not befitting for believers to have an option in what has been decided by God and his Messenger. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is not a father to the men but a Messenger and Seal of the Prophethood and sent as a bearer of good news and a spreader of light. Lastly, information about divorce without a waiting period, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) marrying more than 4 wives and a restriction on this exception.

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Feb 172017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 33, Al-Ahzãb or the Confederates, verses 21-34. In these verses, we are taught the best model for Muslims is the life of Prophet Muhammad himself. Next, the lesson that God helped Muslims gain victory over the unbelievers and lastly an admonition to the wives of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), and God’s commandment to them specifically.

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Feb 162017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 80-99. These verses discuss the fate of the people of Hijr for their disbelief, the seven verses worthy of oft-recitation and an admonition to proclaim the commandments of God publicly.

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Feb 152017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 61-79. There verses talk of Prophet Lot and how the angels who appeared before him executed Allah’s decree of stoning to death his people.

Tafseer for this selection explains the Companions of the Wood, referenced in verse 78.

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Feb 142017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 45-60. These verses assert that the righteous will be awarded paradise and then tells of the good news of a son given to Prophet Abraham by two angels.

Tafseer for this selection focuses on the benefits of sincere devotion to Allah mentioned in verse 47.

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