Sep 052017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or the Repentance, verses 1-16. These verses contain a proclamation to dissolve treaties with Pagans who have broken their terms but four months is given for adjustments or repentance.

Tafseer contains an explanation regarding the treatment of unbelievers, or Pagans, as well as a reveal on something you might miss during the recitation. Can you guess what it is?

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May 272017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Welcome to a bonus episode of the 17 Verses podcast. As today is the first day of Ramadan (at least in my neck of the woods), I wanted to wish everyone Ramadan Kareem and also re-release a selection from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 183-196. These verses concern fasting and prayer, as well as issues of defending one’s faith from aggressors during the month of Ramadan.

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Apr 252017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 94-108. These verses talk of the prohibition of hunting while in Ihrãm (pilgrim gear) during Hajj and the penalty for doing so. God has made the Ka’bah an eternal sanctuary for mankind. Superstitions are prohibited in Islam. Lastly, there is instruction concerning last wills and testaments and the testimony of witnesses.

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Mar 182017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 142-163. These verses discuss the qiblah or the direction of prayers and the order to face the Ka’bah during prayer. Also covered, a prescription to seek Allah’s help, the assertion that martyrs are not really dead, the establishment of Safã and Marwah as symbols of Allah and the curse of Allah, the angels and all mankind on those who conceal the Truth.

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Feb 052017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 92-101. These verses cover the criteria of righteousness, lawful and unlawful food for the Children of Israel, the first House of Allah on Earth, the disbelief of Jews & Christians, and lastly, a warning not to obey the Jews or Christians.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the “religion of Abraham” mentioned in verse 95.

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Sep 112016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

This is a bonus episode of the 17 Verses Podcast.

Today marks the second day of the Hajj, which is the pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims must make once in their lifetime. It is also known as the Day of Arafah or Yawm al-Arafah.

By SFC Larry E. Johns, USA (http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil, DASD0512324) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsOn this day, Shi’a Muslims recite and chant Du’a Arafah which is a prayer first recorded by Husayn ibn Ali, the third Imam of Shi’a Islam. Imam Husayn was also the grandson of Prophet Muhammad and the son of Ali, the fourth recognized Caliph of Sunni Islam and the first Imam of Shi’a Islam, and Fatima Zahra, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad. The du’a goes as follows:

Glory be to He whose Arsh is in the heavens!
Glory be to He whose will operates in the earth.
Glory be to He who examines (the dead) in the graves!
Glory be to he who surfaced a path over the ocean.
Glory be to he who has total control over the fire!
Glory be to he whosurrounds paradise with his mercy.
Glory be to he who will do justice on the Day of Judgment.
Glory be to he who raised the sky!
Glory be to he who spread the earth.
Glory be to he from whom there is no running away unless (one takes refuge) with him.

 

Also on this day, in the ninth year of the Islamic calendar (which corresponds to March 6, 632 AD in the Gregorian calendar), Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) gave his last sermon in the ‘Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat in Mecca.

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Sep 082016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 197-210. These verses first talk of the Hajj, or Pilgrimage, to Mecca and then discuss the matter of hypocrisy vs belief and conclude with an admonition to enter into Islam completely.

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