Aug 212017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s episode is from Surah 7, Al-A’râf or the Heights, verses 26-39. These verses warns the Children of Adam not to fall into the same traps which befell their progenitor, Adam, and asserts that Allah never commands what is shameful. It instructs people to dress decently and eat the good food of the earth. Lastly, the Children of Adam are directed to the follow the examples provided by the Messengers of Allah.

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Aug 202017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 7, Al-A’râf or the Heights, verses 1-25. These verses assert that the Messengers of God, as well as the people to whom they were sent, will be questioned on the Day of Judgment. Next it begins the story of Iblis (or Satan), who vowed to mislead Adam and his descendants and led them away from the straight path.

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Aug 192017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 43, Az-Zukhruf or the Golden Adornments, verses 36-56. These verses declare that he who turns away from remember of Allah, Allah will appoint a Shaitan (or evil one) to be his intimate friend. Hold fast to the Qur’an if you want to be right guided. Lastly, a quick vignette of Prophet Moses’ fight with the Pharaoh of Egypt and the Pharaoh’s fate for ridiculing Moses.

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Aug 182017
 

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Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 43, Az-Zukhruf or the Golden Adornments, verses 16-35. These verses tell of how some of the Arab unbelievers regarded the Angels to be female divinities being the daughters of God. Next we are told the story of how Prophet Abraham recognized the Oneness of God and rejected polytheism.

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Aug 172017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 43, Az-Zukhruf or the Golden Adornments, verses 1-15. These verses assert that the Qur’an is a transcript of sorts from the Mother of all Books, which Allah keeps. Even those who associate others with Allah must believe that the heavens and earth an all in-between were created by Allah.

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Aug 162017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 13, Ar-Ra’d or the Thunder, verses 19-37. These verses discuss the fates of those who fulfill their pledges to God vs those who do not. It is the remembrance of God which provides tranquility to one’s heart for there is no God but Him and all things are subject to his command and Allah watches every soul minutely.

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Aug 152017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 13, Ar-Ra’d or The Thunder, verses 1-18. This selection deals with the creation of the heavens and the earth and the proof of Allah’s work in the trees, fruits and foods which populate the world. Every nation of the world has been sent a Messenger of God in the past and Allah demands worship alone, not with other deities or creatures as he will not change the circumstances of a people until they change themselves, or else they will have no escape from his wrath.

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Aug 142017
 

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Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 72-86. These verses recount the miracle of bringing a dead person back to life and the Israelites’ reaction to the miracle. It accuses them of hypocrisy in faith and taking credit for the word of God. It recounts the punishment of the Children of Israel for breaking their covenants with God.

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Aug 132017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 60-71. These verses recount several stories of Prophet Moses (pbuh) and the Children of Israel. Included are when Prophet Moses (pbuh) found water by striking a rock, the Israelites’ covenants with Allah, punishment for violating the Sabbath, and their attitude toward sacrificing a cow in the name of God.

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Aug 122017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 28, Al-Qasas or the Narrations, verses 22-42.  These verses continue the story of Prophet Musa (or Moses) after he fled from Pharaoh for killing a man, his arrival in the city of Madyan and his marriage. Later, we learn of his ascent of Mt Tûr, his conversation with God and his appointment as a Messenger of God. Lastly, the story of Moses’ struggle with Pharaoh and his chiefs and their defeat.

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