Aug 202017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 7, Al-A’râf or the Heights, verses 1-25. These verses assert that the Messengers of God, as well as the people to whom they were sent, will be questioned on the Day of Judgment. Next it begins the story of Iblis (or Satan), who vowed to mislead Adam and his descendants and led them away from the straight path.

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Aug 072017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 20-34. This selection informs us of the behavior of the people of Prophet Moses towards their Messenger and the curse which God placed on the Jews for 40 years. Next, the story of Adam’s sons, one of whom committed murder. Lastly, the decree of God regarding the killing of another human being and the punishment for waging war against God and his Messenger.

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Jul 032017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah, Verses 21-39. These verses detail the rewards for believers, how Allah might use a gnat as a parable which only believers will understand, and the story of Adam and his fall from grace and subsequent repentance.

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Mar 282017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 116-135. These verses tell the story of Adam’s creation and Satan’s temptation of him. Yet God forgave Adam and guided him to the right way. Furthermore, those who do not read the Qur’an and follow its guidance will be raised as blind on the Day of Resurrection. And lastly, do not envy others’ worldly benefits; rather seek Allah’s pleasure instead.

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Jan 162017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 18, Al-Kahf or the Cave, verses 50-59. These verses concern the fate of those who follow Shaitãn and associate others with Allah even though God has given all kinds of examples in the Qur’an to help people understand the Message.

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Jan 142017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 17, Al-Isrâ or the Night Journey, verses 61-77. These verses tell of Shaitan’s (or Satan or Iblis or Lucifer) enmity towards human beings and his vow to seduce them to the dark side. Also, on the Day of Judgment, every community and its leaders will be held accountable for their deeds and no compromise is allowed in matters of Islamic law and principles.

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Oct 282016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 38, Sâd, verses 65-88. These verses remind us that the mission of Messengers of God is only to warn and declare that there is no god but God. The Surah ends with the story of Adam and how Iblis or Lucifer disobeyed God.

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