Jul 292017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 19, Maryam or Mary, verses 41-65. These verses recount the stories of Prophets Abraham, Moses, Ishmael and Idrees and then discusses how all the Prophets of God were divinely chosen and guided by Allah.

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Jul 282017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 19, Maryam or Mary, verses 16-40. These verses recount the story of Mary and the immaculate birth of Isa or Jesus who became a Prophet of God.

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Jun 292017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 23, Al-Mu’minun or the Believers, verses 23-50. These verses recount how God sent Prophet Noah to guide his people and then drowned all the disbelievers in the great flood. Afterward, God sent Prophet Hüd whose people were destroyed by a mighty blast after calling him an impostor. After Hüd, God sent Prophet Moses to minister to the Pharaoh of Egypt and his chiefs.

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May 192017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 236-248. These verses give commandments relating to dowry in case of divorce, guarding one’s Prayers, executing a last will and testament, fighting in the path of Allah without the fear of death and lastly, the beginning of a story about the Israelites and their king Talüt (Saul).

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May 112017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 163-176. These verses assert that the Qur’an carries the same message as was sent to Prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. Humans should believe in this revelation if they want to attain felicity but there is no Trinity in Islam as there is in modern Christianity. In Islam, Jesus was a Prophet and worshiper of God. Lastly, there is a legal decision relating to the inheritance of childless persons.

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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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Mar 262017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 90-104. These verses continue the story of Prophets Moses & Aaron after their escape from the Pharaoh and Moses’s inquiry about idol worshiping among the Children of Israel, his decision about Samiri and his address to his people. Finally, we are reminded that the life of this world is fleeting and nothing in length compared to life in the hereafter.

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Mar 162017
 

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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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Feb 212017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 114-138. These verses talk of the favors bestowed upon Prophets Moses, Aaron, Elias and Lot.

Tafseer for this selection further explains the story of Prophet Elias.

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Dec 282016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 122-141. These verses discuss Prophet Abraham’s appointment as Leader of Mankind, the importance of the Ka’bah, and his and Prophet Isma’il’s prayer for a Prophet from Mecca. It discusses Prophet Abraham’s and Prophet Jacob’s advice to their sons, respectively, how one should believe in all the Prophets without discriminating among them and how Prophet Abraham and his sons were neither Jews nor Christians.

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