Apr 162018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 261-273. These verses contain a parable about spending in charity, what makes charity worthless, charity vs just showing off, spending the best portion of one’s wealth, the advantage of giving in private and lastly, who is eligible for charity.

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Apr 152018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 249-260. These verses continue the story of King Saul of the Israelites and how his people failed a test of their belief. Next the episode where David killed Goliath. Next we learn about the ranks of the Messengers of God, spending in charity, the famous Ayat al Kursi or the Verse of the Throne, that there is no compulsion in religion and lastly, a story of the confrontation of Prophet Abraham and King Nimrod, and a story about Prophet Ezra.

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Apr 142018
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 84-95. These verses talk of Prophet Shu’aib’s address to his people who were cheating in their business transactions and the consequences of their negative response.

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Apr 132018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 69-83. These verses tell of the good news sent to Prophet Abraham of the coming births of a son, Isaac, and later, his grandson Jacob. Next the story of Prophet Lot and his mission and challenges with the peoples of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Tafseer for this selection concerns Lot’s daughters in verse 78 and a further explanation of the fates of Sodom and Gomorrah told in verse 83.

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Apr 122018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 22, Al-Hajj or Pilgrimmage, verses 65-78. These verses drive home the omnipotence of God – to give you life and death, to cause you to come back to life for his Judgment. And it is only Allah who can create life, even a creature like a fly, and choose Messengers to spread his word.

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Apr 112018
 

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Today’s selection is from Surah 22, Al-Hajj or Pilgrimmage, verses 49-64. These verses assert that those who accept the truth will be forgiven while others will be punished. On the Day of Judgment, God himself will be the Judge of all. And those who migrate for the sake of Allah will be generously rewarded.

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Apr 102018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 116-135. These verses tell the story of Adam’s creation and Satan’s temptation of him. Yet God forgave Adam and guided him to the right way. Furthermore, those who do not read the Qur’an and follow its guidance will be raised as blind on the Day of Resurrection. And lastly, do not envy others’ worldly benefits; rather seek Allah’s pleasure instead.

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Apr 092018
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 77-89. These verses tell of the deliverance of the Children of Israel from the bondage of the Pharaoh of Egypt, and their backsliding when Prophet Moses went up Mount Tür.

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Apr 082018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 104-109. These verses assert that no one other than Allah can harm or benefit you and ends with a declaration that with the guidance of Allah having arrived, it is your choice to follow or not to follow.

Tafseer for this selection focuses on individual vs group faith in verse 104 and the criterion of right and wrong in verse 108.

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Apr 072018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 83-103. These verses rehearse the story of Prophet Moses and the Pharaoh of Egypt and how the Children of Israel were delivered from bondage and provided the good things in life. Lastly, we are reminded that forcing someone to convert to Islam is strictly prohibited.

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