Nov 202017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 80, ‘Abasa or He Frowned, verses 1-16. These verses explain that seekers of guidance should be given preference in conveying God’s message.

Tafseer for this selection is an explanation of the incident which led to this Surah.

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Nov 192017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 92-101. These verses cover the criteria of righteousness, lawful and unlawful food for the Children of Israel, the first House of Allah on Earth, the disbelief of Jews & Christians, and lastly, a warning not to obey the Jews or Christians.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the “religion of Abraham” mentioned in verse 95.

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Nov 182017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imrân, verses 72-91. These verses assert that among Jews & Christians, there are hypocrites, bad people and good people. It assert that some of them cheat in quoting their holy books and that Prophet Jesus never instructed them to worship him. It discusses the covenant of God with the other Prophets concerning the appearance of the Last Prophet (Muhammad), peace be upon him, and ties them all together. Those who disbelieve in Allah will be cursed by Allah, the Angels and all mankind.

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Nov 172017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 46, Al-Ahqãf or the Winding Sand-Tracts, Verses 21-35. These verses discuss the ancient nation of the ‘Ad, who rejected Allah’s message and faced destruction. A story of a group of jinns is related, who heard the message of Allah and became preachers of his message. Lastly, believers are encouraged to keep on passing the message of God and be patient in the face of the disbelievers.

Tafseer for this Surah is an explanation of the meaning behind the phrase, “Al-Ahqãf”.

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Nov 162017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 46, Al-Ahqãf or the Winding Sand-Tracts, Verses 1-20. These verse discuss creation as a manifestation of truth, which no diety but Allah can confirm. The Qur’an is the word of God, not the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and conforms with the revelations given to Prophet Moses. Lastly, we are enjoined to treat our parents with kindness lest we be rebuked by Allah.

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Nov 152017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 41, Fussilât (or Expounded), verses 33-54. This selection starts by praising those who call others towards God, do good deeds and declares their submission to Allah. Next are some examples of Allah’s signs. Lastly, nothing has been revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) which was not said to prior Messengers and it is affirmed that the holy book given to Prophet Moses (pbuh) (the Torah) was similar to the Qur’an.

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Nov 142017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 41, Fussilât (or Expounded), verses 19-32. These verses details the proceedings of the Day of Judgment when people’s own body parts (ears, eyes, etc) will bear witness against them for their misdeeds. These people who do not heed the Qur’an will be punished while those who affirm their fidelity to Allah will be assigned angels for their protection.

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Nov 132017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 43-59. These verses assert that those who do not participate in Jihad or struggle are hypocrites and then lists the excuses of the hypocrites for not bearing arms against the unbelievers. This latter part of Surah At-Tauba was revealed after the Tabūk expedition in the late summer of A.H. 9 (around October 630 AD in the modern Gregorian calendar).

Tafseer for this selection is a short historical exposition on the Tabūk region of northwestern Arabia.

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Nov 122017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 30-42. These verses assert Jews and Christians, who call Ezra and Jesus the sons of God, respectively, are mushrikïn. Furthermore, do not be like the rabbis and priests who misappropriate the wealth of the people. Four of the 12 months in the Qur’an are declared sacred and God orders the faithful to bear arms against the unbelievers, if necessary.

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Nov 112017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 55, Ar-Rahmân or the Most Gracious, with verses 46-78. In this selection, we learn that the righteous will be justly rewarded in heaven as well as the content of that reward, while the unfaithful are still questioned as to which of these aspects of God’s providence they still choose to deny.

There is also a short tafseer concerning the word “Hûri”, which has been mis-interpreted so often by the western mainstream media.

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