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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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Apr 25, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 39, Az-Zumar or the Crowds, verses 64-75. These verses implore the faithful to worship God and be among His thankful servants. On the Day of Judgment, the Book of Deeds will be laid open and justice will be done with all fairness. After the Judgment, the unbelievers will be driven to Hell and the righteous will enter Paradise. 

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Apr 24, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 39, Az-Zumar or the Crowds, verses 53-63. These verses argue that those who have transgressed against their souls should not despair of God's mercy; they should repent while they can. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the obligation to follow God's course in verse 55. 

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Apr 23, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 39, Az-Zumar or the Crowds, verses 42-52. These verses assert that it is God who recalls who recalls the souls of people upon their death and the living people during their sleep. Furthermore, if the wrongdoers possess all the treasures of the earth and even more, they would gladly offer it as ransom to redeem themselves on the Day of Judgment. 

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Apr 22, 2019

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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Apr 21, 2019

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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Apr 20, 2019

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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Apr 19, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 156-171. These verses talk about how Allah confers life and death and how we must put our trust in the Messenger of God. Lastly, there are some lessons from the Battles of Badr & Uhud and how the righteous dead are not really dead. 

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Apr 18, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 144-155. These verses assert that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is no more than a Messenger of God, but we not disobey the Messenger and follow the disbelievers for there is no escape from death. 

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Apr 18, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 144-155. These verses assert that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is no more than a Messenger of God, but we not disobey the Messenger and follow the disbelievers for there is no escape from death. 

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Apr 18, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 144-155. These verses assert that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is no more than a Messenger of God, but we not disobey the Messenger and follow the disbelievers for there is no escape from death. 

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Apr 17, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 92, Al-Lail or the Night, verses 1-21. This Surah identifies two different ways of life and explains the contrast between their ultimate ends and results. It is stated that these two modes of action, cannot be alike in respect of their results. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the complementarity of the sexes. 

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Apr 16, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is Surah 38, Sâd, verses 65-88. These verses remind us that the mission of Messengers of God is only to warn and declare that there is no god but God. The Surah concludes with the story of Adam and how Iblis or Satan disobeyed God. 

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Apr 15, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is Surah 38, Sâd, verses 41-64. These verses talk of Prophet Job, his sickness and relief by God and then close by reminding us about the reward of paradise and the punishment of hell. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns Job's patience as contrasted with his wife's impatience in verse 44 and his supposed oath to strike her in verse 44. 

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Apr 14, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 90-99. These verses talk of genuine exemptions from staying away from battle and those hypocrites who make excuses to avoid serving in armed struggle. 

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Apr 13, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 73-89. This selection discusses Allah's order to make Jihãd against hypocrites and unbelievers and the behavior of hypocrites relating to the bounty of Allah. In historical context, these people did not join the Tabük expedition and subsequently God decreed a prohibition against offers funerary prayer for these hypocrites. 

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Apr 12, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

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.

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Apr 11, 2019

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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Apr 10, 2019

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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Apr 9, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 21, Al-Anbiyã’ or the Prophets, verses 94-112. These verses cover three topics. Whoever does good deeds and believes will be rewarded. The Day of Judgment and the fates of the believers and unbelievers. And the blessing that is Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). 

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Apr 8, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 21, Al-Anbiyã’ or the Prophets, verses 76-93. These verses discuss the blessings and favors bestowed upon the Prophets Noah, David, Solomon, Job, Ishmael, Idris, Zul-kifl and Jonah by God. 

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Apr 7, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 167-182. These verses recount that Allah has promise to help His Messengers and His devotees. 

Tafseer for this selection talks about those who complain that the message of Allah had not been sent to their ancestors. 

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Apr 6, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 139-166. These verses tell the story of Prophet Jonah and the whale and address the unbelievers' false claims that the Angels are the daughters of Allah and Jinns are blood relations to Allah. 

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Apr 5, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

First off, I want to wish a Merry Christmas to all. I hope this day, however you celebrate it, is a joyful one. Today's selection concludes Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 109-120. Because it's Christmas, I wanted to choose some passages which involve Prophet Jesus. This selection discusses the favors of God upon Prophet Jesus (or Isa) and the miracles he was given. It also discusses the testimony of Prophet Jesus concerning Christians on the Day of Judgment. 

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Apr 4, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 94-108. These verses talk of the prohibition of hunting while in Ihram (pilgrim gear) during Hajj and the penalty for doing so. God has made the Ka'bah an eternal sanctuary for mankind. Superstitions are prohibited in Islam. Lastly, there is instruction concerning last wills and testaments and the testimony of witnesses. 

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Apr 3, 2019

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 111-128. These verses talk of the Day of Judgment, that only Allah can declare what is lawful (halal) and unlawful (haram), that Prophet Abraham was a worthy model and leave us with the admonition to call others towards the Way of Allah. 

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