Sep 102017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 87-96. These verses tell of the advent of Prophet Jesus. It recounts how the Jews knowingly rejected the truth, their love for the calf outpacing their love for God, the nature of their beliefs and how their claim of exclusive right to inherit paradise has been put to the test.

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Jul 292017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 19, Maryam or Mary, verses 41-65. These verses recount the stories of Prophets Abraham, Moses, Ishmael and Idrees and then discusses how all the Prophets of God were divinely chosen and guided by Allah.

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May 312017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 192-227. These verses assert that the Qur’an is revealed in plain Arabic through the Angel Gabriel and those who do not want to believe will not believe. Shaitans would not bring the Qur’an for their interest is in descending on slandering sinners who listen to hearsay and lies.

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Apr 182017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 90-110. These verses discuss the good deeds which Allah commands and the evil which he forbids. What is with you is transitory and what is with Allah is everlasting. Lastly, unbelievers accused Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) of learning the Qur’an from another man but that man was a non-Arab while the Qur’an was revealed in Arabic.

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Mar 292017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is the entirety of Surah 81, At-Takwïr or the Folding Up, verses 1-29. This Surah serves up a series of graphic images portraying the break-up of the world and the enforcement of personal responsibility for each soul. This is followed by a passage showing how the Qur’anic revelation is true and revealed through the Angel Gabriel. Revelation is given for man’s spiritual guidance.

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Mar 262017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 90-104. These verses continue the story of Prophets Moses & Aaron after their escape from the Pharaoh and Moses’s inquiry about idol worshiping among the Children of Israel, his decision about Samiri and his address to his people. Finally, we are reminded that the life of this world is fleeting and nothing in length compared to life in the hereafter.

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Feb 272017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 78, An-Nabã’ or the Great News, verses 21-40. These verse discuss the resurrection of the dead and man’s accountability in the court of God. The righteous will be well-compensated and the disbelievers will wish that they could turn into mere dust.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the three symbols of the supreme achievement of attaining heaven in verses 32-35.

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Jan 182017
 

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Summary:

Today’s selection concludes Surah 42, Ash-Shura or the Consultation, verses 44-53. In this selection, it is asserted that the real losers are those who lose on the Day of Resurrection. God gives daughters and sons to whom he pleases. And it is explained that no human being can speak face-to-face with God.

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Oct 292016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 97-112. These verses detail the animosity of some for the Angel Jibreel or Gabriel, the faithlessness of the Israelites, accusations of witchcraft leveled against the Prophet Solomon, etiquette concerning Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and how Muslims can assure their place in Heaven, as opposed to the false claims of the Jews & Christians regarding their place in Paradise.

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