May 242017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 151-165. These verses assert that in Islam, forbidden things are based on fundamental moral principles, detailed in the Qur’an so that there may be no excuse about the true Word of God. Those who divide religion into sects are not Muslims. Lastly, we declare that all prayers, devotion, life and death are for Allah.

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May 202017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 249-260. These verses continue the story of King Saul of the Israelites and how his people failed a test of their belief. Next the episode where David killed Goliath. Next we learn about the ranks of the Messengers of God, spending in charity, the famous Ayat al Kursi or the Verse of the Throne, that there is no compulsion in religion and lastly, a story of the confrontation of Prophet Abraham and King Nimrod, and a story about Prophet Ezra.

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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 192017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 111-128. These verses talk of the Day of Judgment, that only Allah can declare what is lawful (halal) and unlawful (haram), that Prophet Abraham was a worthy model and lastly, the admonition to call others towards the Way of Allah.

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Feb 202017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 75-98. These verses tell the story of how Prophet Noah prayed to God and saw his prayers answered. Next we begin a story about Prophet Abraham, the “Friend of Allah”.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the response of the unbelievers to Prophet Abraham’s argument in favor of God.

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Feb 142017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 45-60. These verses assert that the righteous will be awarded paradise and then tells of the good news of a son given to Prophet Abraham by two angels.

Tafseer for this selection focuses on the benefits of sincere devotion to Allah mentioned in verse 47.

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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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Feb 052017
 

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Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 92-101. These verses cover the criteria of righteousness, lawful and unlawful food for the Children of Israel, the first House of Allah on Earth, the disbelief of Jews & Christians, and lastly, a warning not to obey the Jews or Christians.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the “religion of Abraham” mentioned in verse 95.

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Feb 042017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imrân, verses 72-91. These verses assert that among Jews & Christians, there are hypocrites, bad people and good people. It assert that some of them cheat in quoting their holy books and that Prophet Jesus never instructed them to worship him. It discusses the covenant of God with the other Prophets concerning the appearance of the Last Prophet (Muhammad), peace be upon him, and ties them all together. Those who disbelieve in Allah will be cursed by Allah, the Angels and all mankind.

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Jan 042017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 69-83. These verses tell of the good news sent to Prophet Abraham of the coming births of a son, Isaac, and later, his grandson Jacob. Next the story of Prophet Lot and his mission and challenges with the peoples of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Tafseer for this selection concerns Lot’s daughters in verse 78 and a further explanation of the fates of Sodom and Gomorrah told in verse 83.

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