Aug 072017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 20-34. This selection informs us of the behavior of the people of Prophet Moses towards their Messenger and the curse which God placed on the Jews for 40 years. Next, the story of Adam’s sons, one of whom committed murder. Lastly, the decree of God regarding the killing of another human being and the punishment for waging war against God and his Messenger.

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Aug 052017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 40-59. These verses deal with Allah’s covenants with the Children of Israel, how God delivered them from Pharaoh and their trials and tribulations afterwards. This includes the period when they worshiped the calf, repented, and then questioned the Lord again.

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Jun 022017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 17, Al-Isrâ or the Night Journey, verses 94-111. In this selection, we are told that God sent a human messenger to humans, just as he would’ve sent an angel messenger if the dwellers of Earth were angels. Only disbelievers doubt life after death. Moses, himself, was given nine signs but people didn’t believe him. Now, the Qur’an has been revealed in sections to suit each occasion. Lastly, we are counseled to offer Prayers in a moderate voice, neither too loud, nor too soft.

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May 212017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 83-103. These verses rehearse the story of Prophet Moses and the Pharaoh of Egypt and how the Children of Israel were delivered from bondage and provided the good things in life. Lastly, we are reminded that forcing someone to convert to Islam is strictly prohibited.

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Apr 282017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 130-141. These verses talk of the scourge of God against the Pharaoh of Egypt and his chiefs and their final destruction. Allah then rescued the Children of Israel but they still disbelieved in one God.

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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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Dec 192016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 77-89. These verses tell of the deliverance of the Children of Israel from the bondage of the Pharaoh of Egypt, and their backsliding when Prophet Moses went up Mount Tür.

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Dec 052016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 52-68. These verses conclude this Surah’s telling of Prophet Moses’ and his battle against the Pharaoh of Egypt. It talks of the deliverance of the Children of Israel and the destruction of the Pharaoh and his chiefs.

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Aug 192016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 46, Al-Ahqãf or the Winding Sand-Tracts, Verses 1-20. These verse discuss creation as a manifestation of truth, which no diety but Allah can confirm. The Qur’an is the word of God, not the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and conforms with the revelations given to Prophet Moses. Lastly, we are enjoined to treat our parents with kindness lest we be rebuked by Allah.

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