Sep 092017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 1-15. These verses discuss how, on the Day of Judgment, the unbelievers will wish that they themselves were Muslim and that Allah has taken personal responability for preserving the Qur’an.

Tafseer for this selection regards the name of this Surah – Al Hijr or the Rocky Tract.

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Sep 042017
 

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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Aug 312017
 

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Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 41, Fussilât (or Expounded), verses 1-18. These verses show that the Qur’an is the giver of good news and warns those who do not believe in the hereafter and do not pay charity. It goes into detail on the story of the creation of the earth, mountains, seasons, sky and the heavens. Lastly, there is a warning to the disbelievers in the examples of the ‘Ad and the Thamud who were punished for their arrogance and defiance towards God.

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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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Jul 302017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 50 (Qâf), verses 1-15. These verses deal with life after death and the unbelievers reactions to the possibility of resurrection and hereafter. Highlighted cases are previous tribes who did not believe their Messengers.

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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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