Nov 172017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 46, Al-Ahqãf or the Winding Sand-Tracts, Verses 21-35. These verses discuss the ancient nation of the ‘Ad, who rejected Allah’s message and faced destruction. A story of a group of jinns is related, who heard the message of Allah and became preachers of his message. Lastly, believers are encouraged to keep on passing the message of God and be patient in the face of the disbelievers.

Tafseer for this Surah is an explanation of the meaning behind the phrase, “Al-Ahqãf”.

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Oct 172017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is Surah 38, Sâd, verses 1-26. Overall this Surah talks about how spiritual strength is superior to physical strength. The verses selected talk of the arrogance of the unbelievers in rejecting the message of the Prophets sent to them by God. It tells the story of Prophet Daûd, or David, and the two men who came to him asking for his guidance in a dispute.

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Oct 162017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 7, Al-A’râf or the Heights, Verses 54-72. These verses direct the believers to pray to God with fear and with hope. Next is Prophet Noah’s address to his people and their disbelief in response and how that was their downfall. Lastly, Prophet Hüd’s appeal to his people and their reaction and how it led to their fate.

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Oct 112017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 69, Al-Hâqqah or the Sure Reality, verses 1-18. These verses deal with the Day of Resurrection and the Day of Judgment.

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Sep 242017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 25, Al-Furqân or The Criterion, verses 21-44. Topics in this selection include: The unbelievers who ask for angels today but will tomorrow ask for a stone barrier between them and the angels of punishment. Next, an explanation of the wisdom behind revealing the Qur’an piecemeal rather than all at once. Futhermore, all nations which rejected Allah’s revelations and his Messengers were destroyed. Finally, those who take their desires as their Gods are nothing but animals.

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Sep 092017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 1-15. These verses discuss how, on the Day of Judgment, the unbelievers will wish that they themselves were Muslim and that Allah has taken personal responability for preserving the Qur’an.

Tafseer for this selection regards the name of this Surah – Al Hijr or the Rocky Tract.

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Sep 042017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 22, Al-Hajj or Pilgrimmage, verses 39-48. These verses grant permission to the believers to fight in self-defense and for the cause of Allah. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was not the only Prophet who wasn’t believed. All the others were as well. And finally, a day of Allah’s is equal to 1,000 years of human calculation.

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Aug 312017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 41, Fussilât (or Expounded), verses 1-18. These verses show that the Qur’an is the giver of good news and warns those who do not believe in the hereafter and do not pay charity. It goes into detail on the story of the creation of the earth, mountains, seasons, sky and the heavens. Lastly, there is a warning to the disbelievers in the examples of the ‘Ad and the Thamud who were punished for their arrogance and defiance towards God.

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Aug 302017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 40, which goes by two names, Ghãfir which means Forgiver or Al-Mu’min or the Believer, verses 21-37. These verses claim that those who denied the Prophets and God’s revelations were all destroyed, case in point, the Pharaoh of Egypt and his leaders, Hamãn and Qarün. The Pharaoh intended to kill Prophet Moses but even one of his relatives gave a speech in favor of the Prophet.

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Dec 262016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 51, Adh-Dhariyat or The Winds That Scatter Dust, verses 24-46. These verses tell the story of Prophet Ibrâhim and the punishment of the people of Lût as well as lessons in the stories of Pharaoh, the people of ‘Ad and the Thamûd and the people of Noah.

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