Feb 102018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 24, An-Nûr or The Light, verses 58-64. These verses discuss the etiquette of seeking permission to the enter the rooms of married couples, eating at houses other than your own and the requirement to attend meetings which require collective action.

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Feb 092018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 24, An-Nûr or The Light, verses 41-57. These verses declare that everything in the heavens and earth glorifies and praises Allah. Those who claim to be true believers must demonstrate it through their actions as well. True believers respond to their Lord and his Messenger by saying, “We hear and we obey!”

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Aug 232017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 24, An-Nûr or The Light, verses 27-40. These verses discuss etiquette for entering other people’s houses, required behavior in mixed gender settings, marriage, and granting freedom to slaves. Next a series of inspirational passages asserting that Allah is the Light of the heavens and earth, Allah’s light is found in places of worship and the deeds of the unbelievers are like a mirage in a sandy desert.

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Aug 222017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 24, An-Nûr or The Light, verses 1-26. This selection deal with the punishments for both men and women found guilty of fornication (or sex outside of marriage). It also hands down punishments for men who falsely accuse women of fornication and women who falsely accuse a man of fornication as well as what to do with accusations of adultery. An instance of these rules is highlighted when a false accusation was brought against one of the Prophet’s wives, ‘Aisha, who was ultimately cleared. Lastly, the believers are exhorted not to follow Satan or take part in false accusations and calumny or slander.

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