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 272017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection is the entirety of Surah 91, Ash-Shams or the Sun. This Surah asserts that success depends on keeping the soul pure and failure depends on corrupting the soul; case in point, the corrupted people of Thamüd who were leveled to the ground.

Tafseer for this Surah considers the pairs in nature discussed in verses 1-6 and the soul of man in verses 7-10.

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May 032017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 141-159. These verses talk of Prophet Saleh and his mission to his people, the Thamüd and the destruction of those disbelievers.

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Mar 042017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 73-93. These verses tell the stories of Prophet Saleh of the Thamüd, Prophet Lüt, and Prophet Shu‘aib of the Madyan and their entreaties to their peoples, respectively, to accept the path of God.

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Jan 052017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 84-95. These verses talk of Prophet Shu’aib’s address to his people who were cheating in their business transactions and the consequences of their negative response.

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Dec 262016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 51, Adh-Dhariyat or The Winds That Scatter Dust, verses 24-46. These verses tell the story of Prophet Ibrâhim and the punishment of the people of Lût as well as lessons in the stories of Pharaoh, the people of ‘Ad and the Thamûd and the people of Noah.

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Dec 082016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 29, Al-‘Ankabüt or the Spider, verses 31-44. These verses tell of how the people of Prophet Lot and the nations of ‘Ad, Thamüd and Madyan as well as the Pharaoh of Egypt and his people rejected the Messengers of God and were destroyed as a result. Also told is the parable of those who take protectors other than God.

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Nov 282016
 

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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Nov 212016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection concludes Surah 53, An-Najm or the Star, verses 33-62. These verses reinforce the point that no soul will bear the burdens of another and there will be nothing left for a person except that for which he strove.

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Nov 102016
 

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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