Jun 302017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 27, An-Naml or the Ants, verses 1-14. These verses proclaim the Qur’an as a guide and bearing good news for the Believers. Next is told the story of Prophet Moses’ selection as a Messenger of God and the nine signs which he showed to the Pharaoh of Egypt.

Tafseer for this Surah explains the nine signs themselves.

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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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Apr 272017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 109-129. These verses tell of Prophet Moses’ confrontation with the magicians of the Pharaoh of Egypt and the Pharaoh’s revenge against the people of Moses.

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Apr 122017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 96-109. These verses discuss the fate of the Pharaoh of Egypt and his chiefs who were warned by Prophet Moses to listen to God’s word but gave no heed.

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Mar 302017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is the entirety of Surah 66, At-Tahrïm or the Prohibition, verses 1-12. The topics covered in this Surah are: do not make something lawful which Allah has made unlawful. The wives of the Prophet (pbuh) are admonished regarding their behavior with him. Believers are commanded to turn to Allah in repentance. And lastly, the example of the wives of Noah and Lot who will go to Hell while the wives of the Pharaoh of Egypt and Maryam, mother of Prophet Jesus, will go to Paradise.

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Mar 162017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 71-82. These verses discuss the story of Prophet Noah and his people and how Messengers of God were sent to his descendants such as Prophets Moses and Aaron were sent to the Pharaoh of Egypt.

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Mar 052017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 94-108. These verses remind us how adversity and affluence are signs from God. The stories of prior nations teach us a lesson, specifically that of Prophet Moses.

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Feb 122017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 77, Al-Mursalãt or Those Sent Forth, verses 1-28. In these verses, Allah swears that the Day of Judgment will be established and woe to the disbelievers on that Day.

Also, a short tafseer on the contrast of the living and the dead in verses 25-26.

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