Jun 182017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection consists of three short Surahs. The first is Surah 105, Al-Fil or the Elephant. This Surah briefly recounts the what happened to the Abyssinian govern Abrahah Ashram when he tried to destroy the Kabah in the same year that the Prophet was born. Tafseer for this Surah is a further historical background.

The second is Surah 106, Quraysh which was the Prophet’s tribe. This Surah admonishes Prophet Muhammad’s tribe to be grateful to Allah for the profit, position and security they enjoyed from living in Makkah. Tafseer for this Surah concerns the historical prestige of the Quraysh.

The third is Surah 107 Al-Mã‘ün or the Small Kindnesses. This Surah concerns true worship, the helping and love of those in need and true sincerity in devotion and charity. Tafseer for this Surah concerns helping the indigent and our neighbors.

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May 252017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 261-273. These verses contain a parable about spending in charity, what makes charity worthless, charity vs just showing off, spending the best portion of one’s wealth, the advantage of giving in private and lastly, who is eligible for charity.

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May 232017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 141-150. These verses instruct us to give a gift (zakat) of agriculture on harvest day, clarifies the proper prohibitions on livestock and concludes by explaining the mushrikeen’s excuse for being mushrikeen.

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May 092017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 100-110. These verses talk of the categories of hypocrites, then the commandment for the collection of Zakat (Charity) and then tell of the time the hypocrites build a mosque but with mischievous motives.

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Mar 312017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 70, Al-Ma‘ãrij or the Ways of Ascent, verses 19-35. These verses describe the characteristics of the practicing believers as opposed to those who are impatient and lose hope easily.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the true nature of charity discussed in verse 25.

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Mar 112017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 9 (At-Tauba), verses 60-72. It concerns categories of distribution for zakat or compulsory charity, hypocritical actions and their punishments and believers’ actions and their rewards.

[Reminder: this is the only Surah in which we do not say, “Bis-millahi ar-rahman, ar-raheem.”]

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Mar 072017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 47, Muhammad, verses 20-38. These verses assert that promises of obedience from the believers which are not followed by action will be cursed by God. God tests the believers in order to reveal those who are valiant and resolute. In case of war, God is on the side of the believers. Lastly, the believers are commanded not to be stingy in giving to the cause of Allah.

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Oct 122016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 30, Ar-Rüm or the Romans, verses 28-40. In these verses, we are reminded that the wrongdoers are led by their own desires without true knowledge. When an affliction befalls a people, they cry out to God but after God helps them, they commit shirk instead. Lastly, we hear the commandment to give one’s relatives their due and likewise to the poor and travelers in need.

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Jul 022016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 211-221. These verses discuss the position of believers vs disbelievers on the Day of Judgment, the obligation of charity in the name of Allah, prohibition against fighting during Ramadan, prohibition against drinking and gambling, dealing with orphans justly and marrying non-Muslim men or women.

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