Nov 062017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 113-121. These verses cover a number of short topics in rapid succession: the religious prejudice of the Jews & Christians, an order not to prevent people from coming to Mosque, Allah having a son, the Qur’an as the knowledge of truth and how the Jews & Christians will never be pleased with Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the Muslims.

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Oct 292017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s episode of 17 Verses is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 43-59. These verses start off with the second recorded prohibition against drinking alcohol, then move to a discussion of the People of the Book (Jews, Christians). It invites the People of the Book to Islam, while reminding them that those who make false idols will not be forgiven. Lastly, it talks about the forces of Shaitan and his allies and the fates of the unbelievers and believers.

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Oct 262017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 67-77. This selection covers a number of topics – the Messenger’s mission is to deliver God’s message, the attitude of the Jews towards the Messengers, those who say Jesus is God are disbelievers, who was Jesus the son of Mary.

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Oct 252017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 51-66. These verses advise the believers not to take Jews or Christians as protectors for only Allah, his Messenger and your fellow believers can protect you. Do not befriend those who make a mockery of your religion nor those who slander and deceive. If only the People of the Book had believed, they would have had the best of both worlds.

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Sep 172017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 17, Al-Isrâ or the Night Journey, verses 1-22. These verses talk of the prophecy made by Allah in the Torah that the Children of Israel would make mischief of one kind or another and twice would they be caught and punished. Next there is a discussion fo the Day of Judgment, when everyone’s deeds will be laid bare – those who sought to do good and those who sought only the transitory things of this earthly life will be judged.

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Sep 062017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 17-29. These verses cover a number of subjects. The Mushrikeen (or those who associate others with Allah) cannot be caretakers of mosques. Service to pilgrims who come on the Haaj is not equal to true belief in God. Do not take your fathers and brothers as friends if they prefer Kufr (unbelief) over Imaan (belief). Lastly, God only helps the qualities of followers, not the quantity of them.

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Sep 022017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 22, Al-Hajj or Pilgrimage, verses 11-25. These verses discuss the behavior of those standing at the verge of faith, God’s help to his Messengers, a description of the disbelievers’ garments in hell, and the rights of natives and foreigners to access Al Masjid-al-Harãm, or the Kabah.

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Aug 142017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 72-86. These verses recount the miracle of bringing a dead person back to life and the Israelites’ reaction to the miracle. It accuses them of hypocrisy in faith and taking credit for the word of God. It recounts the punishment of the Children of Israel for breaking their covenants with God.

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Aug 132017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 60-71. These verses recount several stories of Prophet Moses (pbuh) and the Children of Israel. Included are when Prophet Moses (pbuh) found water by striking a rock, the Israelites’ covenants with Allah, punishment for violating the Sabbath, and their attitude toward sacrificing a cow in the name of God.

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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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