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
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

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
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

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
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

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
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

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
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

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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Jan 022017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 21, Al-Anbiyã’ or the Prophets, verses 51-75. These verses tell the story of how Prophet Abraham questioned the idol-worshiping of his father and his people. Abraham broke all their idols to show them that their so-called gods couldn’t defend themselves and would be of no help to the people. Abraham’s people decided to burn him alive but God made the fire feel cool and comfortable to him. God then blessed Prophet Abraham with Isaac and Jacob, both of whom became Prophets.

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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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Dec 262016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 51, Adh-Dhariyat or The Winds That Scatter Dust, verses 24-46. These verses tell the story of Prophet Ibrâhim and the punishment of the people of Lût as well as lessons in the stories of Pharaoh, the people of ‘Ad and the Thamûd and the people of Noah.

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