Oct 232017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 74, Al-Muddaththir or The One Wrapped Up, verses 1-31. These verses cover the need for patience in a period of great spiritual stress; the unjust who cause sorrow and suffering now will find themselves in agony in the Hereafter.

Tafseer for this Surah concerns the meaning behind of the word Al-Muddaththir, which was one of the nicknames of the Prophet Muhammad as well as a history of the opponent in this Surah, a man named Walïd bin Mughïrah.

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Oct 222017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 69-104. These verses relate the story of Prophet Abraham and his arguments against idol worship, and the Prophet’s prayer for this life and the life of the hereafter.

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Oct 212017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

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Today’s selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 52-68. These verses conclude this Surah’s telling of Prophet Moses’ and his battle against the Pharaoh of Egypt. It talks of the deliverance of the Children of Israel and the destruction of the Pharaoh and his chiefs.

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Oct 202017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s episode concludes Surah 57, Al-Hadeed or the Iron, with verses 20-29. This selection asserts that our earthly lives are just play and an illusion. We must not grieve for posessions lost, nor be overjoyed at what we gain. It links Prophets Noah, Abraham and Jesus and also speaks of monastic life.

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Oct 192017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 57, Al-Hadeed or the Iron, verses 1-19. This selection begins with a devotional to God, the almighty and wise. It praises those spend of their wealth in charity. It speaks of the Day of Judgment when believers and hypocrites will get their just rewards, respectively, and closes with more praise for those who spent out of their substance in charity.

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Oct 182017
 

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Today’s selection is Surah 38, Sâd, verses 27-40. Overall this Surah talks about how spiritual strength is superior to physical strength. The verses selected today discuss Prophet Sulaimân’s, or Solomon’s inspections of the horses used for jihad and how God answered his prayers for a kingdom unlike any other which had come before. 

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Oct 172017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is Surah 38, Sâd, verses 1-26. Overall this Surah talks about how spiritual strength is superior to physical strength. The verses selected talk of the arrogance of the unbelievers in rejecting the message of the Prophets sent to them by God. It tells the story of Prophet Daûd, or David, and the two men who came to him asking for his guidance in a dispute.

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Oct 162017
 

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Today’s selection is from Surah 7, Al-A’râf or the Heights, Verses 54-72. These verses direct the believers to pray to God with fear and with hope. Next is Prophet Noah’s address to his people and their disbelief in response and how that was their downfall. Lastly, Prophet Hüd’s appeal to his people and their reaction and how it led to their fate.

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Oct 152017
 

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Today’s selection is from Surah 7, Al-A’râf or the Heights, Verses 40-53. These verses discuss the Hereafter, including a dialogue between the residents of Heaven and Hell, and a dialogue between the People of A’râf and the inmates of Hell.

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Oct 142017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is the entirety of Surah 81, At-Takwïr or the Folding Up, verses 1-29. This Surah serves up a series of graphic images portraying the break-up of the world and the enforcement of personal responsibility for each soul. This is followed by a passage showing how the Qur’anic revelation is true and revealed through the Angel Gabriel. Revelation is given for man’s spiritual guidance.

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