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
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

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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Nov 102017
 

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Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 55, Ar-Rahmân or the Most Gracious, verses 26-45. In this selection, we are admonished to remember that all things will come to an end except Allah. None can escape Allah’s judgment and sinners will be punished in Hell.

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Nov 092017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection begins Surah 55, Ar-Rahmân or the Most Gracious, verses 1-25. In this Surah, we are presented with piece upon piece of evidence of God’s bounty and asked over and over again, which of these favors do we deny. In this selection, we are reminded of the bounty of Nature and God’s laws which benefit mankind.

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Nov 082017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 45-60. These verses assert that the righteous will be awarded paradise and then tells of the good news of a son given to Prophet Abraham by two angels.

Tafseer for this selection focuses on the benefits of sincere devotion to Allah mentioned in verse 47.

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Nov 072017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 16-44. These verses assert that Allah created and decorated the heavens and created everything suitable for human life on Earth. Next is told the story of Adam’s creation, how the Angels kneeled before Adam, except for Iblis or Satan. He and his followers are destined for Hell.

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Nov 062017
 

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Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 113-121. These verses cover a number of short topics in rapid succession: the religious prejudice of the Jews & Christians, an order not to prevent people from coming to Mosque, Allah having a son, the Qur’an as the knowledge of truth and how the Jews & Christians will never be pleased with Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the Muslims.

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Nov 052017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 97-112. These verses detail the animosity of some for the Angel Jibreel or Gabriel, the faithlessness of the Israelites, accusations of witchcraft leveled against the Prophet Solomon, etiquette concerning Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and how Muslims can assure their place in Heaven, as opposed to the false claims of the Jews & Christians regarding their place in Paradise.

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