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Apr 252017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 94-108. These verses talk of the prohibition of hunting while in Ihrãm (pilgrim gear) during Hajj and the penalty for doing so. God has made the Ka’bah an eternal sanctuary for mankind. Superstitions are prohibited in Islam. Lastly, there is instruction concerning last wills and testaments and the testimony of witnesses.

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Apr 242017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 78-93. These verses recount how the disbelievers among the Children of Israel were cursed by the words of Prophets David and Jesus. We are instructed not to make halal things haram on our own, not to break oaths or drink alcohol, take drugs or gamble.

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Apr 232017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 222-235. These verses deal with various marital and marriage-related topics – sex during menstruation, conjugal relationships, re-marriage, laws related to divorce, a commandment to treat divorced women honorably and kindly, no restrictions on re-marriage for divorcees, re-marrying for widows and no restrictions on re-marriage for widows.

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Apr 222017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 177-182. These verses give an Islamic definition of righteousness, laws of equality and the commandment of Allah to execute a last will and testament.

Tafseer for this selection expounds upon using the word equality rather than retribution or retaliation in verse 178 as well as the use of the word “brother” to represent an aggrieved party.

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Apr 212017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 167-182. These verses recount that Allah has promised to help His Messengers and His devotees.

Tafseer for this selection talks about those who complain that the message of Allah had not been sent to their ancestors.

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Apr 202017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 139-166. These verses tell the story of Prophet Jonah and the whale and address the unbelievers’ false claims that the Angels are the daughters of Allah and Jinns are blood relations to Allah.

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Apr 192017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 111-128. These verses talk of the Day of Judgment, that only Allah can declare what is lawful (halal) and unlawful (haram), that Prophet Abraham was a worthy model and lastly, the admonition to call others towards the Way of Allah.

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Apr 182017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 90-110. These verses discuss the good deeds which Allah commands and the evil which he forbids. What is with you is transitory and what is with Allah is everlasting. Lastly, unbelievers accused Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) of learning the Qur’an from another man but that man was a non-Arab while the Qur’an was revealed in Arabic.

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Apr 172017
 


As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 77-89. These verses reminds us of the signs of Allah in the lives of birds and other animals. on the Day of Judgment, a witness will be called from each nation and those who ignored the signs will face the reality of their false gods.

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Apr 162017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 130-140. These verses tell us that on Judgment Day, the unbelievers will confess that they were indeed unbelievers. The mushrikïn give their deities preference over Allah and falsely attribute their self-imposed prohibitions to Allah’s word.

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