Apr 082017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 127-147. These verses command us to establish justice for women, orphan girls and helpless children. Be humble and featful in your dealings with God. Stand firm for justice, believe wholeheartedly, and remember that the hypocrites have double standards.

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Apr 072017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, verses 116-126. These verses remind us that shirk is an unforgivable sin. Such a practice leads Shaitãn to create false desires in men. Only Allah can grant Paradise to the righteous and only to true Muslims.

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Apr 062017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 105-115. These verses talk about establishing justice, warn against slander and falsely accusing innocents, Allah’s special favors to the Prophet and prohibition of secret counsels except in limited circumstances.

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Feb 232017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 92-104. These verses discuss the penalty for one believer killing another believer, the importance of investigating before jumping to a conclusion, the ranks of the muhajideen over the non-mujahideen, leaving a place when you are oppressed there, and shortening of prayers when travelling or at war, also known as Salat-ul-Qasr.

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Feb 222017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 71-91. These verses advise the believers to keep together in the Brotherhood of Islam, share its joys and sorrows. Strive and fight the good fight and never fear for this life is short and the Hereafter eternal. It admonishes the believers to not allow themselves to be drawn into unbelief and cowardice. Protect yourselves against hypocrites and deceivers but do not pursue them unrelentingly.

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Nov 032016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 60-70. These verse discuss the attitude of hypocrites towards the decisions of Prophet Muhammad, asserts that those who dispute those decisions are not believers and concludes that true believers will be in excellent company in the hereafter.

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Nov 022016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s episode of 17 Verses is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 43-59. These verses start off with the second recorded prohibition against drinking alcohol, then move to a discussion of the People of the Book (Jews, Christians). It invites the People of the Book to Islam, while reminding them that those who make false idols will not be forgiven. Lastly, it talks about the forces of Shaitan and his allies and the fates of the unbelievers and believers.

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Sep 192016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, verses 24-42. These verses continue from the previous set, prohibited and permitted marriages, including marrying slave girls. Next is a brief mention of respecting one another’s property rights and a warning to avoid heinous sins and jealousy. Men are declared as the protectors of women and rules of arbitration between family members are established. Lastly there is a discussion of the rights of people such as orphans and the needy, and how the other Messengers of God will be brought forth on the Day of Judgment.

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Aug 222016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, verses 15-23. These verses deal with the punishment for women found guilty of fornication (or sex outside of marriage). It deal with acceptable and unacceptable forms of repentance. It talks about the treatment of women in inheritance matters – that they are not to be viewed as belonging to anyone’s estate. It admonishes the believers from taking back a woman’s dowry. Lastly, there is a lengthy list of those women whom a believer is prohibited from marrying.

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Jul 102016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, verses 1-14. These verses deal with the property and conduct with orphans, multiple marriages, dowry, inheritance by children or family, and inheritance of spouse’s property.

There are controversial parts of this selection and this Surah with which not everyone will agree. But still, I think it’s important for people to read and hear what is written. What you do with it is your business.

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