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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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Oct 18, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is Surah 38, Sâd, verses 27-40. Overall this Surah talks about how spiritual strength is superior to physical strength. The verses selected today discuss Prophet Sulaimân's, or Solomon's inspections of the horses used for jihad and how God answered his prayers for a kingdom unlike any other which had come before. 

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Oct 17, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is Surah 38, Sâd, verses 1-26. Overall this surah talks about how spiritual strength is superior to physical strength. The verses selected talk of the arrogance of the unbelievers in rejecting the message of the Prophets sent to them by God. It tells the story of Prophet Daûd, or David, and the two men who came to him asking for his guidance in a dispute. 

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Oct 16, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 7, Al-A'râf or the Heights, Verses 54-72. These verses direct the believers to pray to God with fear and with hope. Next is Prophet Noah's address to his people and their disbelief in response and how that was their downfall. Lastly, Prophet Hud's appeal to his people and their reaction and how it led to their fate. 

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Oct 15, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 7, Al-A'râf or the Heights, Verses 40-53. These verses discuss the Hereafter, including a dialogue between the residents of Heaven and Hell, and a dialogue between the People of A'râf and the inmates of Hell. 

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Oct 14, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 81, At-Takwïr or the Folding Up, verses 1-29. This Surah serves up a series of graphic images portraying the break-up of the world and the enforcement of personal responsibility for each soul. This is followed by a passage showing how the Qura'nic revelation is true and revealed through the Angel Gabriel. Revelation is given for man's spiritual guidance. 

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Oct 13, 2017

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Today's selection is from Surah 69, Al-Hâqqah or the Sure Reality, verses 38-52. These verses conclude this Surah. They emphasize that the Qur'an is the word of God and not of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). And it is a reminder for those who fear Allah. 

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Oct 12, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 69, Al-Hâqqah or the Sure Reality, verses 19-37. These verses continue the story of the Day of Judgment when every person will be judged by his/her Book of Deeds and rewarded or punished according to that record. 

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Oct 11, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 69, Al-Hâqqah or the Sure Reality, verses 1-18. These verses deal with the Day of Resurrection and the Day of Judgment. 

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Oct 10, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 49, Al-Hujurât or the Chambers. Al-Hujurât is only 18 verses so we'll do the entire Surah. This Surah deals with the manners to be observed by the Muslim community among its members and towards its leaders. Manners spring from morals and mutual respect & confidence are a duty and a privilege in Islam. 

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Oct 9, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 56-70. These verses posit that only Allah has judgment authority and only Allah sees the unseen. God appoints guardians angels over mankind and is the one who saves mankind from calamities. Believers are counseled not to associate with those who argue about God's revelations or those who take religion as a matter of amusement. 

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Oct 8, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 42-55. These verses assert that prosperity in this world is not a reward but a respite. Messengers of God never claim that they know the unseen or that they are Angels. True belief is a favor bestowed by God, irrespective of one's worldly status. 

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Oct 7, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 42-55. These verses assert that prosperity in this world is not a reward but a respite. Messengers of God never claim that they know the unseen or that they are Angels. True belief is a favor bestowed by God, irrespective of one's worldly status. 

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Oct 7, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 45, Al-Jâthiya or the Kneeling Down, verses 22-37. These verses condemn those who have made their desires as their God and then moves on to Allah's address to the disbelievers on the Day of Judgment. 

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Oct 6, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 45, Al-Jâthiya or the Kneeling Down, verses 1-21. These verses question what will the sinners believe in if they do not believe in Allah and his revelations. The seas and all that lie between the heavens and earth are made subject to man by Allah. The Israelites created sects or divisions in their relgion after the Torah was revealed. Finally, the wrongdoers protect one another while Allah protects the righteous himself. 

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Oct 5, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 32, As-Sajdah or the Prostration, with verses 15-30. These verses detail the special reward given to those who spend of themselves out of love and fear for theird Lord. Lastly, it links the Qur'an to the Torah, the book given to Prophet Moses. 

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Oct 4, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection 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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Oct 3, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 55-71. These verses contain the Muslim conception of Prophet Jesus' birth, as contrasted with the modern Christian telling. It calls on Jews & Christians to come together over the things they share with Muslims, as Islam is one of the religions of people of Abraham. 

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Oct 2, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 42-54. These verses tell the story of Mary, who was chosen by God and exalted above all the women of the world. She gave birth to Prophet Isa or Jesus. It recounts the miracles of Prophet Jesus and asserts that followers of Prophet Jesus are Muslim, which literally means, "one who bows to the will of God". 

Also, a short tafseer concerning the Qur'anic story of Prophet Jesus. 

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Oct 1, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 36 (Yâ-Sin), Verses 33-50. These verses assert that Allah has created all things in pairs, the fact that day, night, sun and moon are all regulated by Allah and finally the disbelievers' attitude towards spending in the cause of Allah. 

Tafseer deals with the phrase, "withdrawing the day from the night" in verse 36. 

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Sep 30, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 36, Yâ-Sin, verses 1-32. These are pretty short verses so this episode won't take longer than the normal time. This selection reveals that the Qur'an was sent as a warning to those who fear Allah and seek forgiveness. An example is given of the time when Allah sent three Prophets to one town but the entire town rejected them except one man. It is told Allah blessed that believer with paradise and destroyed the wicked who opposed God. 

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Sep 29, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 64, At-Taghâbun or the Mutual Loss and Gain, Verses 1-18. This is the entire surah, which speaks of the mutual gain and loss of Good and Evil, contrasted in this life and in the Hereafter. 

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Sep 28, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 30, Ar-Rüm or the Romans, verses 20-27. These verses discuss the creation of man, his consort, the heavens and the earth, languagee, race, sleep, work, lightning ran and the growth of vegetations - all sure signs of Allah. 

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Sep 27, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 30, Ar-Rüm or the Romans, verses 1-19. At the time this Surah was revealed, the defeat of the Christian Romans at the hands of the pagan Syrians was seen as a sign that the Muslims would be defeated by the Arab unbelievers. In response, God sent glad tidings of a future Roman victory in the coming years as a herald of future Muslim victories. 

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Sep 26, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 42, Ash-Shura or the Consultation, verses 20-29. This selection posits that he who desires the harvest of the hereafter shall be given it manifold, but he who desires it in this life shall be give a portion here but shall have no share in the hereafter. 

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Sep 25, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 42, Ash-Shura or the Consultation, verses 1-19. These verses tell of how the heavens might have broken apart those who elevate Allah's creatures to His rank if the Angels had not begged for forgiveness of the residents of Earth. Furthermore, Islam is the same Deen or Way of Life which was embraced by Prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. There was all ordered to establish the worship of God and not to create divisions or sects. 

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