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Feb 252018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 25, Al-Furqân or The Criterion, verses 45-60. These verses discuss how Allah has made the night a mantle, sleep to rest and the day to work. Do not yield to the unbelievers, strive against them with the Qur’an and put your trust in the ever-living Allah.

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Feb 242018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 54, Al-Qamar or the Moon, verses 41-55. These verses repeat the theme of the previous two sections. This time, it was the people of the Pharaoh of Egypt who were punished for disbelieving in God’s warnings. Now the question is asked of us, will we not heed God’s admonitions?

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Feb 232018
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 54, Al-Qamar or the Moon, verses 23-40. These verses recount the stories of the people of Thamud and the people of Prophet Lot. Both groups of people called their Prophets liars despite the clarity of God’s warnings and were visited with a terrible scourge as a result.

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Feb 222018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 54, Al-Qamar or the Moon, verses 1-22. These verses discuss the drawing near of the Day of Judgment and how the unbelievers do not pay attention to the signs of Allah. It asserts that the Quran’s admonitions have been made easy to understand so are there any who would take its warnings?

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Feb 212018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 73-89. This selection discusses Allah’s order to make Jihãd against hypocrites and unbelievers and the behavior of hypocrites relating to the bounty of Allah. In historical context, these people did not join the Tabük expedition and subsequently God decreed a prohibition against offering funerary prayers for them.

[Reminder: this is the only Surah in which we do not say, “Bis-millahi ar-rahman, ar-raheem.”]

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Feb 202018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 9 (At-Tauba), verses 60-72. It concerns categories of distribution for zakat or compulsory charity, hypocritical actions and their punishments and believers’ actions and their rewards.

[Reminder: this is the only Surah in which we do not say, “Bis-millahi ar-rahman, ar-raheem.”]

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Feb 192018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 27, An-Naml or the Ants, verses 83-93. These verses depict a scene from the Doomsday and assert that those who accept guidance do so to their own good whereas those who go astray do so at their own peril.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the night and day mentioned in verse 86 and accepting Islam and soul’s fate in verse 92.

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Feb 182018
 

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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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Feb 172018
 

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Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 30, Ar-Rüm or the Romans, verses 41-60. These verses tell of how mischief in the land is the result of Man’s own misdeeds. God sent his Messengers to guide the people; Allah helped the believers and those who rejected the message faced God’s retribution. Lastly, it is God who has created you and will bring you to justice on the Day of Judgment.

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Feb 162018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 30, Ar-Rüm or the Romans, verses 28-40. In these verses, we are reminded that the wrongdoers are led by their own desires without true knowledge. When an affliction befalls a people, they cry out to God but after God helps them, they commit shirk instead. Lastly, we hear the commandment to give one’s relatives their due and likewise to the poor and travelers in need.

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