Nov 292017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.


Today’s selection is from Surah 53, An-Najm or the Star, verses 26-32. These verses talk of the Angels of God and how they have no share in God’s divinity, nor can take action without permission. People are urged not to claim piety for themselves, for Allah knows who is God-fearing and pious.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the female names given to the Angels by the Arab unbelievers of the Prophet’s (pbuh) time in verse 26, the materialists vs those with a spiritual outlook in verses 29 and 30, and the nature and consequences of good and evil deeds mentioned in verse 31.

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