Jun 292017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

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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May 112017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 163-176. These verses assert that the Qur’an carries the same message as was sent to Prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. Humans should believe in this revelation if they want to attain felicity but there is no Trinity in Islam as there is in modern Christianity. In Islam, Jesus was a Prophet and worshiper of God. Lastly, there is a legal decision relating to the inheritance of childless persons.

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Apr 022017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 21, Al-Anbiyã’ or the Prophets, verses 76-93. These verses discuss the blessings and favors bestowed upon the Prophets Noah, David, Solomon, Job, Ishmael, Jonah and others by God.

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Mar 302017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is the entirety of Surah 66, At-Tahrïm or the Prohibition, verses 1-12. The topics covered in this Surah are: do not make something lawful which Allah has made unlawful. The wives of the Prophet (pbuh) are admonished regarding their behavior with him. Believers are commanded to turn to Allah in repentance. And lastly, the example of the wives of Noah and Lot who will go to Hell while the wives of the Pharaoh of Egypt and Maryam, mother of Prophet Jesus, will go to Paradise.

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Mar 162017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 71-82. These verses discuss the story of Prophet Noah and his people and how Messengers of God were sent to his descendants such as Prophets Moses and Aaron were sent to the Pharaoh of Egypt.

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Mar 082017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 105-122. These verses relate the story of Prophet Noah, his dialogue with his people and the subsequent destruction of the disbelievers. I chose this selection because Prophet Noah’s story is about starting over. Maybe you can’t destroy every bad thing in your world but think about how you can start over, how you can purge any negative influences and make your life better in the coming year, spiritually and otherwise.

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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 022017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 71, Nüh or Noah, verses 21-28. These verses tell of Prophet Noah’s prayer not to leave any unbeliever on the surface of the earth, ie. the Flood.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the reasons why God used the Flood to purge the unbelievers. Also, a short selection on the Arab Pagan Gods named in verse 23.

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Feb 022017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 71, Nüh or Noah, verses 1-20. These verses tell of Prophet Noah’s preaching and his submission to God after exhausting all his efforts.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the seven heavens mentioned in verse 15.

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