Mar 042017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 73-93. These verses tell the stories of Prophet Saleh of the Thamüd, Prophet Lüt, and Prophet Shu‘aib of the Madyan and their entreaties to their peoples, respectively, to accept the path of God.

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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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Dec 082016
 

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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Nov 282016
 

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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Nov 102016
 

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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Nov 062016
 

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 262016
 

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 202016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 54, Al-Qamar or the Moon, verses 1-22. These verses discuss the drawing near of the Day of Judgment and how the unbelievers do not pay attention to the signs of Allah. It asserts that the Quran’s admonitions have been made easy to understand so are there any who would take its warnings?

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Aug 252016
 

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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Aug 172016
 

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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