Jan 082018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.


Today’s selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 105-115. These verses recount a scene from the Day of Judgment and reassert that the Qur’an was sent to teach and remind mankind of God.

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

They ask you as to what will happen to the mountains. Tell them: “My Lord will crush and scatter them like a fine dust.[105] He will turn the earth into a plain leveled ground,[106] wherein you will see neither any curve nor crease.”[107] – On that Day the people will follow the call of the Caller, no one will dare show any crookedness; their voices hushed before the Allah, and you shall hear nothing but the sound of the marching feet.[108] On that Day, no intercession will avail except the one to whom Allah shall grant permission and would like to give him a hearing.[109] He knows what is before them and what is behind them while they do not encompass any knowledge about Him.[110] Their faces shall be humbled before the Ever-Living, the Ever-existent (Allah). The one who is carrying the burden of iniquity will be doomed:[111] but the one who is a believer and does good deeds shall fear no tyranny or injustice.[112] 20:[105-112]

Thus have we sent down this Qur’an in Arabic and clearly proclaimed in it some of the warnings so that they may take heed or that it may serve as a reminder to them.[113] High and exalted be Allah, the True King! Do not hasten to recite the Qur’an before its revelation is completely conveyed to you, and then say: “O Lord! Increase my knowledge.”[114] We had taken a covenant from Adam before, but he forgot. We did not find in him firm determination.[115] 20:[113-115]


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.