Jul 252017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 1-20. These verses set up Allah as the supreme being who created the universe in six days or periods of time. There are many signs of His manifestation in the heavens and earth. Next, the behaviors of the wrongdoers towards Allah and the revelations are detailed and lastly, it is mankind which was one undivided nation until they themselves invented different creeds.

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Jul 242017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

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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Jul 232017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, verses 1-14. These verses deal with the property and conduct with orphans, multiple marriages, dowry, inheritance by children or family, and inheritance of spouse’s property.

There are controversial parts of this selection and this Surah with which not everyone will agree. But still, I think it’s important for people to read and hear what is written. What you do with it is your business.

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Jul 222017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 34, Sabã’ or Sheba, verses 37-54. These verses assert that belief is what bring us close to God, not wealth or children. Whatever the believers spend in charity will be returned to them by God. Meanwhile, the unbelievers are asked to reflect on their wrong statements or else on the Day of Judgment, they will want to believe but it will be too late.

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Jul 212017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 34, Sabã’ or Sheba, verses 22-36. These verses prevails upon the believers that no intercession before God can prevail except that which He permits. Those who do not believe in the message will have yokes placed around their necks before being ushered in to hell. Lastly, wealth and children in this world are not indications of Allah’s pleasure with us.

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Jul 202017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 34, Sabã’ or Sheba, verses 1-21. These verses assert that the Hour of Judgment is sure to come and those who do not believe in the Hereafter are doomed. It tells the story of how the mountains and birds used to sing God’s praises to Prophet David and the winds and Jinns were subjected to Prophet Solomon by the will of Allah. Lastly, the people of Sabã’, or Sheba, rejected God’s blessings and so were turned into old legends and tales of the past.

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Jul 192017
 

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Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, Verses 25-54. These verses tell the story of Prophet Moses’ prayer to God to open his heart and remove his speech impediment so that he could communicate with the people and then of Moses and Pharaoh’s confrontation.

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Jul 182017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 1-24. These verses remind us that the Qur’an is for those who fear God. It tells the story of Prophet Moses, when he went to the valley of ‘Tuwa’ at Mt Tur and was chosen as a Messenger of God to confront the Pharaoh of Egypt.

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Jul 172017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 8, Al-Anfâl or the Spoils of War, verses 20-37. These verses assert the importance of common sense in determining one’s faith – those do not use their common sense will not see Allah. It counsels the believers to guard themselves against temptation and be God-fearing in order to be granted the wisdom to judge between right and wrong. Lastly, the lawful guardians of the Ka’bah are those who fear God.

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Jul 162017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 8 Al-Anfâl, verses 1-19. These verses discuss the Battle of Badr and the spoils that went with it.

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