Oct 042017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.


Today’s 17 Verses episode is from Surah 32, As-Sajdah or the Prostration, verses 1-14. These verses deal with the Qur’an as revelation to those whom no Prophet has come before. It talks of the creation the heavens and earth and the creation of Man. Furthermore, on the Day of Judgment, it written that the Unbelievers will at last believe and try to repent but that so-called newfound belief will be of no use to them.

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Bis-millahi ar-rahman, ar-raheem.
In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful.

Alif Lãm M’ïm.[1] This Book (Al-Qur’an), in which there is no doubt, is revealed by the Lord of the worlds.[2] Do the people say: “He (Muhammad) has forged it?” Nay! It is the Truth from your Lord, so that you may warn a people to whom no Warner has come before you: so that they may receive guidance.[3] It is Allah Who has created the heavens, the earth and all that is between them in six periods, then firmly established Himself on the Throne of Authority. You have no guardian or intercessor besides Him. Will you not then take heed?[4] He plans all affairs from the heavens to the earth: then each affair ascends to Him (takes place) in a time period which, to your calculations, is one thousand years.[5] Such is He, the Knower of all the hidden and the open, the Almighty, the Merciful.[6] It is He Who has given the best form to everything that He has created. He originated the creation of man from clay;[7] then automated the creation of his progeny by an extract of a despicable water;[8] then He fashioned him in due proportion and breathed into him of His spirit. He gave you ears, eyes and heart; yet you are seldom thankful.[9] They say: “What! Once we are lost in the earth, shall we be created afresh?” Nay! They deny the fact that they will ever meet their Lord.[10] Say: “The angel of death (Azra‘il) who is assigned for you will carry off your souls and bring you back to your Lord.”[11] 32:[1-11]

If only you could visualize when the criminals will hang their heads before their Lord saying: “Our Lord! We have seen and we have heard; please send us back to the world and we will do good deeds: we are now convinced.”[12] In response to that, it will be said: “Had We so willed, We could have given every soul its guidance. But My word which I had said has been fulfilled, that I shall fill hell with jinns and men all together.”[13] Now taste the reward for your forgetting the meeting of this Day – We too have forgotten you now – taste the everlasting punishment in consequence of your misdeeds.”[14] 32:[12-14]

This concludes today’s episode of the 17 Verses Podcast. I hope that this selection has helped increase your understanding of the holy Qur’an just a little bit.

Thank you and be well.