Nov 192017
 

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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Nov 182017
 

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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Nov 172017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 46, Al-Ahqãf or the Winding Sand-Tracts, Verses 21-35. These verses discuss the ancient nation of the ‘Ad, who rejected Allah’s message and faced destruction. A story of a group of jinns is related, who heard the message of Allah and became preachers of his message. Lastly, believers are encouraged to keep on passing the message of God and be patient in the face of the disbelievers.

Tafseer for this Surah is an explanation of the meaning behind the phrase, “Al-Ahqãf”.

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Nov 162017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 46, Al-Ahqãf or the Winding Sand-Tracts, Verses 1-20. These verse discuss creation as a manifestation of truth, which no diety but Allah can confirm. The Qur’an is the word of God, not the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and conforms with the revelations given to Prophet Moses. Lastly, we are enjoined to treat our parents with kindness lest we be rebuked by Allah.

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Nov 152017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 41, Fussilât (or Expounded), verses 33-54. This selection starts by praising those who call others towards God, do good deeds and declares their submission to Allah. Next are some examples of Allah’s signs. Lastly, nothing has been revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) which was not said to prior Messengers and it is affirmed that the holy book given to Prophet Moses (pbuh) (the Torah) was similar to the Qur’an.

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Nov 052017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 97-112. These verses detail the animosity of some for the Angel Jibreel or Gabriel, the faithlessness of the Israelites, accusations of witchcraft leveled against the Prophet Solomon, etiquette concerning Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and how Muslims can assure their place in Heaven, as opposed to the false claims of the Jews & Christians regarding their place in Paradise.

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Oct 212017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 52-68. These verses conclude this Surah’s telling of Prophet Moses’ and his battle against the Pharaoh of Egypt. It talks of the deliverance of the Children of Israel and the destruction of the Pharaoh and his chiefs.

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Sep 252017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 42, Ash-Shura or the Consultation, verses 1-19. These verses tell of how the heavens might have broken those who elevate Allah’s creatures to His rank if the Angels had not begged for forgiveness of the residents of Earth. Furthermore, Islam is the same Deen or Way of Life which was embraced by Prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. There was all ordered to establish the worship of God and not to create divisions or sects.

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Sep 242017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 25, Al-Furqân or The Criterion, verses 21-44. Topics in this selection include: The unbelievers who ask for angels today but will tomorrow ask for a stone barrier between them and the angels of punishment. Next, an explanation of the wisdom behind revealing the Qur’an piecemeal rather than all at once. Futhermore, all nations which rejected Allah’s revelations and his Messengers were destroyed. Finally, those who take their desires as their Gods are nothing but animals.

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Sep 102017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 87-96. These verses tell of the advent of Prophet Jesus. It recounts how the Jews knowingly rejected the truth, their love for the calf outpacing their love for God, the nature of their beliefs and how their claim of exclusive right to inherit paradise has been put to the test.

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