Jul 152017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 21-41. These verses assert that prejudice has caused people to commit shirk, which is to associate other deities with Allah, and describes some scenes from life after death. Those who deny the ministry of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), deny God’s revelations whereas those who accept the word of Allah, accept truth and can use their common sense to see the God’s handiwork in nature.

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Jul 142017
 

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Today’s selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle verses 1-20. These verses deal with the reactions of those who received the revelations and with the obstinacy of the unbelievers. It talks of the mercy of God in not punishing the misdeeds of humans right away. Lastly, it discusses the punishments of the Day of Judgment and asserts the Qur’an as the source of God’s testimony.

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Jul 132017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 59, Al-Hashr or the Mustering, verses 18-24. These verses assert that the revelations of God could even affect a mountain and then conclude with the unique attributes of Allah.

Tafseer for this selection focuses on the effect God’s word would have on a mountain itself in verse 21 and the summation of God’s attributes in verse 22.

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Jul 122017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 59, Al-Hashr or the Mustering, verses 1-17. These verses tell of the Jewish tribe of Banu Al-Nadeer and their exile. It talks of the good qualities of immigrants and the true Ansar (the residents of Madinah). Lastly it speaks of a conspiracy among the hypocrites and the People of the Book and a parable of Satan and a Disbeliever.

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Jul 112017
 

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Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 14, Ibrâhim, verses 18-34. These verses relay the message that God has created the heavens and the earth based on an understanding of immutable Truth. Satan has no power over human beings – he can only invite people to follow him away from the Path and those who are ungrateful towards their Lord will be cast into the fires of Hell.

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Jul 102017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 14, Ibrâhim, verses 1-17. These verses claims that a Messenger of God has been sent to all peoples of the earth, including Prophet Moses and his people. Allah does not need adherents; if everyone became unbelievers, it wouldn’t make a difference to God. Believers must put their trust in Allah lest they be punished as the wrongdoers will be punished.

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Jul 092017
 

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Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 21-41. These verses warns Jews and Christians of being deceived by their own self-invented beliefs. It prohibits taking disbelievers as protectors and commands the people to follow and obey Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). It recounts the birth and life of Maryam, mother of Prophet Jesus and the prayers of Prophet Zakkariyah to grant him a son, who was then named Yahya (or John).

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Jul 082017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân,or the Family of Imran, verses 1-20. It deals with the revelation of the Torah, the Gospels and the Qur’an. It talks about the decisive and allegorcial nature of the verses. It also discusses the excuses which people feel will save them from the hell-fire, the Battle of Badr as one of the main signs of Allah’s favor, and the comforts of this life vs the Al-Akhirah or the Hereafter. Lastly, the view of God that Islam is the true religion.

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Jul 072017
 

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Summary:

Today’s selection concludes Surah 56, Al-Wãqi‘a or the Inevitable, verses 75-96. This selection concludes the Surah with a testimony of Allah about the Qur’an.

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Jul 062017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 56, Al-Wãqi‘a or the Inevitable, verses 57-74. These verses contain an admonition to the disbelievers complete with examples of God’s creation.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the example of the external nature around us as evidence of God in verse 63. Also, the example of Fire as a fit memorial of God’s handiwork in nature in verses 71-73.

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