Feb 242018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 54, Al-Qamar or the Moon, verses 41-55. These verses repeat the theme of the previous two sections. This time, it was the people of the Pharaoh of Egypt who were punished for disbelieving in God’s warnings. Now the question is asked of us, will we not heed God’s admonitions?

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Feb 072018
 

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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Feb 042018
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 40, which goes by two names, Ghãfir which means Forgiver or Al-Mu’min or the Believer, verses 38-50. These verses continue the story of Prophet Moses’ confrontation with the Pharaoh of Egypt. In the previous selection, a believer from the Pharaoh’s own family had spoken out in favor of Prophet Moses’ message. In this selection, God saved that believer from the plots of Pharaoh and destroyed his people; they are then presented at the fires of Hell, morning and evening.

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Jan 272018
 

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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Dec 252017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, Verses 55-76. These verses continue the story of Prophet Moses’ struggle against the Pharaoh of Egypt. It details how Pharaoh did not believe in Moses’ miracles, the confrontation between Moses and Pharaoh’s magicians and then Pharaoh’s conversation with his magicians after they had witnessed the miracles of Moses.

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Nov 262017
 

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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Oct 212017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 52-68. These verses conclude this Surah’s telling of Prophet Moses’ and his battle against the Pharaoh of Egypt. It talks of the deliverance of the Children of Israel and the destruction of the Pharaoh and his chiefs.

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Oct 172017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is Surah 38, Sâd, verses 1-26. Overall this Surah talks about how spiritual strength is superior to physical strength. The verses selected talk of the arrogance of the unbelievers in rejecting the message of the Prophets sent to them by God. It tells the story of Prophet Daûd, or David, and the two men who came to him asking for his guidance in a dispute.

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Oct 112017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 69, Al-Hâqqah or the Sure Reality, verses 1-18. These verses deal with the Day of Resurrection and the Day of Judgment.

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Aug 302017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 40, which goes by two names, Ghãfir which means Forgiver or Al-Mu’min or the Believer, verses 21-37. These verses claim that those who denied the Prophets and God’s revelations were all destroyed, case in point, the Pharaoh of Egypt and his leaders, Hamãn and Qarün. The Pharaoh intended to kill Prophet Moses but even one of his relatives gave a speech in favor of the Prophet.

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