Jul 192017
 

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Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, Verses 25-54. These verses tell the story of Prophet Moses’ prayer to God to open his heart and remove his speech impediment so that he could communicate with the people and then of Moses and Pharaoh’s confrontation.

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Jun 302017
 

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Summary

Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 27, An-Naml or the Ants, verses 1-14. These verses proclaim the Qur’an as a guide and bearing good news for the Believers. Next is told the story of Prophet Moses’ selection as a Messenger of God and the nine signs which he showed to the Pharaoh of Egypt.

Tafseer for this Surah explains the nine signs themselves.

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Jun 292017
 

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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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Jun 142017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 22, Al-Hajj or Pilgrimmage, verses 39-48. These verses grant permission to the believers to fight in self-defense and for the cause of Allah. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was not the only Prophet who wasn’t believed. All the others were as well. And finally, a day of Allah’s is equal to 1,000 years of human calculation.

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Jun 092017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 152-162. These verses tell of how the worshipers of the calf among the people of Prophet Moses incurred the wrath of God. Then a slight digression to talk about how Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is a Prophet for all mankind. Lastly, an account of God providing food and water in the desert to the people of Moses.

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Jun 022017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 17, Al-Isrâ or the Night Journey, verses 94-111. In this selection, we are told that God sent a human messenger to humans, just as he would’ve sent an angel messenger if the dwellers of Earth were angels. Only disbelievers doubt life after death. Moses, himself, was given nine signs but people didn’t believe him. Now, the Qur’an has been revealed in sections to suit each occasion. Lastly, we are counseled to offer Prayers in a moderate voice, neither too loud, nor too soft.

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May 302017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 176-191. These verses talk of the people of Prophet Shu‘aib, his entreaties to them and the destruction of the disbelievers.

Tafseer for this selection is some more historical background on the Companions of the Wood, i.e., Ashab al-Aykah or the People of Aykah.

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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 212017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 83-103. These verses rehearse the story of Prophet Moses and the Pharaoh of Egypt and how the Children of Israel were delivered from bondage and provided the good things in life. Lastly, we are reminded that forcing someone to convert to Islam is strictly prohibited.

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May 192017
 

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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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