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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time

The 17 Verses podcast is a short, daily recitation of the Qur'an in spoken English. Our purpose is to enable busy Muslims (or non-Muslims) to be exposed to the Qur'an each day, delivered to their phones/iPads/etc. If you average approximately 17 verses per day, you can get through the entire Qur'an in about a year. The Qur'an can definitely feel intimidating but if it's taken in small pieces, it needn't be so. So join us as we go through the Qur'an every day.
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Dec 11, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 8, Al-Anfâl or the Spoils of War, verses 65-75. These verses deal with the treatment of prisoners of war, the duties and obligations of Muslim government and Muslims living in non-Muslim countries. 

Tafseer for this selection further elaborates on the Qur'anic points regarding prisoners of war and general conduct. 

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Dec 10, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 8, Al-Anfâl or the Spoils of War, verses 49-64. These verses talk of the victory of the believers and the painful death of the unbelievers. It further talks of God's blessings, honoring treaties of war, remaining prepared for war and making peace if the enemy is inclined towards peace. 

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Dec 9, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 8, Al-Anfâl or the Spoils of War, verses 38-48. These verses declare that unbelievers who embrace Islam will have their past forgiven. Next, the Qur'an delineates rules about the distribution of spoils of war and lastly, an order from Allah to remain firm during combat against the enemy. 

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Dec 8, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 62, Al-Jumu‘ah or Friday, verses 1-11. This surah makes 3 major points. Allah has appointed Muhammad (pbuh) as his Messenger. God has rebutted the claims of the Jews to be the favorites of Allah to the exclusion of others. And finally a commandment relating to the obligation of Friday Prayers. 

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Dec 7, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is Surah 61, As-Saff or the Battle Array, which is 14 verses in total. It enjoins believers to keep your word or practise what you preach. It recounts Prophet Jesus' foretelling of a Prophet of God after him. That Prophet of course was Muhammad (pbuh). Lastly, it describes faith as a sort of bargain given the rewards which it produces. 

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Dec 6, 2017

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Today's selection is from Surah 28, Al-Qasas or the Narrations, verses 61-75. These verses make two broad claims. The first - that, on the Day of Judgment, the disbelievers will wish that had accepted God's guidance. And second - God has not allowed those who associate others with Him to assign His powers to whomever they want. 

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Dec 5, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 28, Al-Qasas or the Narrations, verses 43-60. These verses gives us information about the destruction of prior generations in order to teach us a lesson. It is asserted that righteous Jews & Christians can recognize the truth of the Qur'an, yet the Prophets cannot give guidance; it is God who gives guidance. 

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Dec 4, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

oday'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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Dec 3, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 47, Muhammad, verses 1-19. In these verses, Allah voids the deeds of the disbelievers. In case war were declared, thoroughly subdue the unbelievers before taking prisoners of war. If you help the cause of Allah, Allah will help and protect you. Believer do not follow their own desires exclusively. Hypocrites are those on whose heart God has set a seal. 

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Dec 2, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 50-68. These verses talk of Prophet Hüd of the 'Ad and his mission to his people and then talk of Prophet Saleh of the Thamüd and his mission to his people. 

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Dec 1, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 36-49. These verses continue the story of Prophet Noah when he was commanded to build the Ark and gather on board the believers and a pair from each species. Lastly, there is a dialogue between Prophet Noah, his son and God. 

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Nov 30, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 53, An-Najm, 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 29, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 53, An-Najm, verses 26-32. These verses talk of the Angels of God and how they have no share in God's divinity, nor can take action without permission. People are urged not to claim piety for themselves, for Allah knows who is God-fearing and pious. 

Tafseer for this section concerns the female names given to the Angels by the Arab unbelievers of the Prophet's (pbuh) time in verse 26, the materialists vs those with a spiritual outlook in verses 29 and 30, and the nature and consequences of good and evil deeds mentioned in verse 31. 

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Nov 28, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 36 (Yâ-Sin), Verses 68-83. These verses assert that the Qur'an is a intended to warn those who are alive and establish a charge against the unbelievers. Allah will give life to Man again to hold him accountable on the Day of Judgment for his actions. 

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Nov 27, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 36 (Yâ-Sin), Verses 51-67. These verses depict a scene from the day of Judgment, Allah's greeting to the residents of Paradise, and then to the sinners. 

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Nov 26, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 94-108. These verses remind us how adversity and affluence are signs from God. The stories of prior nations teach us a lesson, specifically that of Prophet Moses. 

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Nov 25, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

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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Nov 24, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah, verses 122-141. These verses discuss Prophet Abraham's appointment as Leader of Mankind, the importance of the Ka'bah, and his and Prophet Isma'il's prayer for a Prophet from Mecca. It discusses Prophet Abraham's and Prophet Jacob's advice to their sons, respectively, how one should believe in all the Prophets without discriminating among them and how Prophet Abraham and his sons were neither Jews nor Christians. 

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Nov 23, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 87, Al-A‘lã or the Most High, verses 1-19. The argument of this Surah is that God has made man capable of progress by ordered steps, and by His Revelation will lead him still higher to purification and perfection. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the path of Islam in verse 8 and admonitions to be given in verse 9. 

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Nov 22, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 86, At-Tãriq or the Night Star, verses 1-17. This short Surah discusses the protection afforded to every soul in the darkest period of its spiritual history. The physical nature of humankind may be insignificant, but the soul given by Allah must win a glorious future in the end. 

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Nov 21, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 80, ‘Abasa or He Frowned, verses 17-42. This verses counsel the faithful to recognize their creator and fulfill all obligations. On the Day of Judgment, no one will heed their own kin. 

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Nov 20, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 80, 'Abasa or He Frowned, verses 1-16. These verses explain that seekers of guidance should be given preference in conveying God's message. 

Tafseer for this selection is an explanation of the incident which led to this Surah. 

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Nov 19, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 92-101. These verses cover many topics including criteria of righteousness, lawful and unlawful food for the Children of Israel, the first House of Allah on Earth, the disbelief of Jews & Christians, and lastly, a warning not to obey the Jews or Christians. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the "religion of Abraham" mentioned in verse 95. 

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Nov 18, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imrân, verses 72-91. These verses assert that among Jews & Christians, there are hypocrites, bad people and good people. It assert that some of them cheat in quoting their holy books and that Prophet Jesus never instructed them to worship him. It discusses the covenant of God with the other Prophets concerning the appearance of the Last Prophet (Muhammad), peace be upon him, and ties them all together. Those who disbelieve in Allah will be cursed by Allah, the Angels and all mankind. 

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Nov 17, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 46, Al-Ahqãf or the Winding Sand-Tracts, Verses 21-35. These verses discuss the ancient nation of the 'Ad, who rejected Allah's message and faced destruction. A story of a group of jinns is related, who heard the message of Allah and became preachers of his message. Lastly, believers are encouraged to keep on passing the message of God and be patient in the face of the disbelievers. 

Tafseer for this Surah is an explanation of the meaning behind the phrase Al-Ahqãf. 

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