May 112017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 163-176. These verses assert that the Qur’an carries the same message as was sent to Prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. Humans should believe in this revelation if they want to attain felicity but there is no Trinity in Islam as there is in modern Christianity. In Islam, Jesus was a Prophet and worshiper of God. Lastly, there is a legal decision relating to the inheritance of childless persons.

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Sep 122016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Today is Eid ul-Adha, which commemorates the time when Prophet Abraham nearly sacrificed one of his sons to God to prove his devotion. As such, today’s selection – Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 99-113 – tells the Muslim version of the story.

Tafseer for this selection compares the Muslim version of this story with the Jewish-Christian version.

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Feb 142016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 99-113. These verses continue the story of Prophet Abraham and tell of the time when he was asked to sacrifice his only son as a test of faith.

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