Sep 082017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 12, Yüsuf or Joseph, verses 21-35. These verses continue the story of Prophet Joseph when he was sold into slavery in Egypt. The wife of his master attempted to seduce him but he resisted her advances. Prophet Joseph was falsely accused of trying to seduce her. At first, he was exonerated but, later, even after further evidence was presented, he was still thrown into jail.

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Sep 072017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 12, Yüsuf or Joseph, verses 1-20. These verses begin the story of Prophet Joseph, who was sent on a hunting trip with his evil stepbrothers, who threw him into a dark well. He was eventually rescued but sold as a slave in Egypt.

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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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Mar 032017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 12, Yüsuf or Joseph, verses 94-111. These verses tell the story of how Joseph’s father, Jacob, received the news that Joseph was alive and his family’s relocation from Ken’ãn to Egypt and Joseph’s prayer that he live and die as one who submits to the will of God. It ends with the affirmation that Joseph’s story is confirmation of previous scriptures.

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Mar 022017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 12, Yüsuf or Joseph, verses 80-93. These verses continue the story of Prophet Joseph after he tricked his brothers to let his own brother Benjamin be retained in Joseph’s services. Joseph’s father sent his wicked brothers back to retrieve him, whereupon they begged for food and charity from Joseph, whom they still had not recognized.

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Nov 262016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 71-90. These verses establish that believers are commanded to submit to God’s will, to establish Prayer and to fear God. Prophet Abraham learned faith through studying nature. The mushrikïn’s arguments against Prophet Abraham and the existence of Allah are laid out. Lastly, the descendants of Prophet Abraham, including Moses, Jesus and Muhammad were not mushrikïn, or those who associate others with God.

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Oct 242016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 12, Yüsuf or Joseph, verses 58-79. These verses continue the story of Prophet Joseph after he had been appointed as a member of the King’s cabinet. Joseph’s brother’s had to come to Egypt to get food and grain. Joseph, who was unrecognized by his brothers, commanded them to bring Benjamin, his younger brother. Joseph’s brothers convinced their father to let them bring Benjamin, to whom Joseph revealed his identity and then hatched a plan to retain Benjamin in his services.

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Oct 232016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 12, Yüsuf or Joseph, verses 36-57. These verses continue the story of Prophet Joseph after he was falsely accused of trying to seduce his master’s wife and thrown into jail. In jail, he interpreted his fellow inmates’ dreams. One was subsequently released and several years later, he came to Joseph to interpret the King of Egypt’s dreams, which told of a famine to come. With the help of his former inmate, Joseph was exonerated of his crimes and then brought before the King and given a special place by the King’s side.

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