Mar 042017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 73-93. These verses tell the stories of Prophet Saleh of the Thamüd, Prophet Lüt, and Prophet Shu‘aib of the Madyan and their entreaties to their peoples, respectively, to accept the path of God.

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Feb 152017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 61-79. There verses talk of Prophet Lot and how the angels who appeared before him executed Allah’s decree of stoning to death his people.

Tafseer for this selection explains the Companions of the Wood, referenced in verse 78.

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Jan 052017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 84-95. These verses talk of Prophet Shu’aib’s address to his people who were cheating in their business transactions and the consequences of their negative response.

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Dec 082016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 29, Al-‘Ankabüt or the Spider, verses 31-44. These verses tell of how the people of Prophet Lot and the nations of ‘Ad, Thamüd and Madyan as well as the Pharaoh of Egypt and his people rejected the Messengers of God and were destroyed as a result. Also told is the parable of those who take protectors other than God.

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Oct 312016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 28, Al-Qasas or the Narrations, verses 22-42.  These verses continue the story of Prophet Musa (or Moses) after he fled from Pharaoh for killing a man, his arrival in the city of Madyan and his marriage. Later, we learn of his ascent of Mt Tûr, his conversation with God and his appointment as a Messenger of God. Lastly, the story of Moses’ struggle with Pharaoh and his chiefs and their defeat.

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May 052016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 176-191. These verses talk of the people of Prophet Shu‘aib, his entreaties to them and the destruction of the disbelievers.

Tafseer for this selection is some more historical background on the Companions of the Wood, i.e., Ashab al-Aykah or the People of Aykah.

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May 022016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 22, Al-Hajj or Pilgrimmage, verses 39-48. These verses grant permission to the believers to fight in self-defense and for the cause of Allah. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was not the only Prophet who wasn’t believed. All the others were as well. And finally, a day of Allah’s is equal to 1,000 years of human calculation.

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