Feb 152018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 111-121. These verses speak of the opposition encountered by all Messengers of God from Shaitãn and his minions and counsels Muslims only to eat meat on which Allah’s name has been pronounced.

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Feb 142018
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 101-110. These verses ask how God could have a son without a spouse and assert that clear proofs have come to mankind if only they could open their eyes to understand. We are instructed not to insult the deities whom the mushrikïn worship. Lastly, understand that guidance depends on the attitude of the individual in question.

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Feb 132018
 

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Summary

Today’s selection covers the entirety of Surah 65, At-Talãq or Divorce, verses 1-12. These verses discuss how to conduct oneself during ‘Iddat or the period before a divorce takes effect, so as to be equitable and charitable to both parties.

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Feb 122018
 

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Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 44, Adh-Dukhân or the Smoke, with verses 43-59. These verses lays out the food and drink which will be given to the sinners in Hell and the food and entertainment for the righteous who will go to Heaven.

The Tafseer for this selection is an explanation of the Tree of Zaqqûm in verse 43 and the besetting sin discussed in this Surah.

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Feb 112018
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 44, Adh-Dukhân or the Smoke, verses 30-42. These verses tell of the deliverance of the Children of Israel by God and how they were chosen above the nations of the world in spite of their weaknesses.

This is a very short series of verses so I also included some tafseer about the people of Tubba’ who are mentioned in verse 37 as well as an explanation of the “Day of Sorting Out” in verse 40.

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Feb 102018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 24, An-Nûr or The Light, verses 58-64. These verses discuss the etiquette of seeking permission to the enter the rooms of married couples, eating at houses other than your own and the requirement to attend meetings which require collective action.

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Feb 092018
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 24, An-Nûr or The Light, verses 41-57. These verses declare that everything in the heavens and earth glorifies and praises Allah. Those who claim to be true believers must demonstrate it through their actions as well. True believers respond to their Lord and his Messenger by saying, “We hear and we obey!”

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Feb 082018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 29, Al-‘Ankabüt or the Spider, verses 45-69. These verses talk of Prayer as a way to keep away from shameful deeds. Furthermore, do no argue with the People of the Book except in good taste. As proof, we are asked to consider how many creatures do not carry their provisions with them. Allah provides for them as he provides for us. The life of this world is nothing but a past time; real life is the life of the hereafter. Lastly, those who strive in the cause of Allah, will be guided to the right way.

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Feb 072018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 29, Al-‘Ankabüt or the Spider, verses 31-44. These verses tell of how the people of Prophet Lot and the nations of ‘Ad, Thamüd and Madyan as well as the Pharaoh of Egypt and his people rejected the Messengers of God and were destroyed as a result. Also told is the parable of those who take protectors other than God.

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Feb 062018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection covers the entirety of Surah 58, Al-Mujãdalah or the Pleading, verses 1-22. In this Surah, all false pretenses and superstitions, especially those which degrade the position of women such as divorce through Zihar (or calling one’s wife as one’s mother), are condemned, – as well as secret consultations between men and intrigues with falsehood, mischief and sedition.

Tafseer for this Surah covers the background which led to the outlawing of the pagan practice of divorce through Zihar.

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