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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 30, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 42 (Ash-Shura), Verses 20-29

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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Oct 29, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 2 (Al-Baqarah), Verses 97-112

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 97-112. These verses detail the animosity of some for the Angel Jibreel or Gabriel, the faithlessness of the Israelites, accusations of witchcraft leveled against the Prophet Solomon, etiquette concerning Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and how Muslims can assure their place in Heaven, as opposed to the false claims of the Jews & Christians regarding their place in Paradise. 

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Oct 28, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 38 (Sâd), Verses 65-88

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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Oct 27, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 38 (Sâd), Verses 41-64

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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Oct 26, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 7 (Al-A'râf), Verses 54-72

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 25, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 7 (Al-A'râf), Verses 40-53

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 24, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 12 (Yüsuf), Verses 58-79

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 12, Yüsuf or Joseph, verses 58-79. These verses continue the story of Prophet Joseph after he had been appointed as a member of the King's cabinet. Joseph's brother's had to come to Egypt to get food and grain. Joseph, who was unrecognized by his brothers, commanded them to bring Benjamin, his younger brother. Joseph's brothers convinced their father to let them bring Benjamin, to whom Joseph revealed his identity and then hatched a plan to retain Benjamin in his services. 

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Oct 23, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 12 (Yüsuf), Verses 36-57

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 12, Yüsuf or Joseph, verses 36-57. These verses continue the story of Prophet Joseph after he was falsely accused of trying to seduce his master's wife and thrown into jail. In jail, he interpreted his fellow inmates' dreams. One was subsequently released and several years later, he came to Joseph to interpret the King of Egypt's dreams, which told of a famine to come. With the help of his former inmate, Joseph was exonerated of his crimes and then brought before the King and given a special place by the King's side. 

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Oct 22, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 54 (Al-Qamar), Verses 41-55

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 54, Al-Qamar or the Moon, verses 41-55. These verses repeat the theme of the previous two sections. This time, it was the people of the Pharaoh of Egypt who were punished for disblieving God's warnings. Now the question is asked of us, will we not heed God's admonitions? 

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Oct 21, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 54 (Al-Qamar), Verses 23-40

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Today's selection is from Surah 54, Al-Qamar or the Moon, verses 23-40. These recount the stories of the people of Thamud and the people of Prophet Lot. Both groups of people called their Prophets liars despite the clarity of God's warnings and were visited with a terrible scourge as a result. 

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Oct 20, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 54 (Al-Qamar), Verses 1-22

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 54, Al-Qamar or the Moon, verses 1-22. These verses discuss the drawing near of the Day of Judgment and how the unbelievers do not pay attention to the signs of Allah. It asserts that the Quran's admonitions have been made easy to understand so are there any who would take its admonitions? 

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Oct 19, 2016

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 41, Fussilât (or Expounded), verses 33-54. This selection starts by praising those who call others towards God, do good deeds and declares their submission to Allah. Next are some examples of Allah's signs. Lastly, nothing has been revealed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) which was not said to prior Messengers and it is affirmed that the holy book given to Prophet Moses (pbuh) (the Torah) was similar to the Qur'an. 

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Oct 18, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 41 (Fussilât), Verses 19-32

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 41, Fussilât (or Expounded), verses 19-32. These verses details the proceedings of the Day of Judgment when people's own body parts (ears, eyes, etc) will bear witness against them for their misdeeds. These people who do not heed the Qur'an will be punsihed while those who affirm their fidelity to Allah will be assigned angels for their protection. 

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Oct 17, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 63 (Al-Munãfiqün)

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 63, Al-Munãfiqün or the Hypocrites, verses 1-11. This Surah has 3 major themes. 1) Hypocrisy is such a sin against ISlam and Muslism that even the Prophet's prayer cannot obtain forgiveness against it. 2) Don't let riches and children divert you from remembrance of Allah. 3) Spend in the Way of Allah before death approaches you. 

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Oct 16, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 15 (Al-Hijr), Verses 16-44

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 16-44. These verses assert that Allah created and decorated the heavens and created everything suitable for human life on Earth. Next is told the story of Adam's creation, how the Angels kneeled before Adam, except for Iblis or Satan. He and his followers are destined for Hell. 

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Oct 15, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 24 (An-Nûr), Verses 41-57

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 24, An-Nûr or The Light, verses 41-57. These verses declare that everything in the heavens and earth glorifies and prases Allah. Those who claim to be true believers must demonstrate it through their actions as well. True believers respond to their Lord and his Messenger by saying, "We hear and we obey!" 

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Oct 13, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 36 (Yâ-Sin), Verses 33-50

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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Oct 12, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 30 (Ar-Rüm), Verses 28-40

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 30, Ar-Rüm or the Romans, verses 28-40. In these verses, we are reminded that the wrongdoers are led by their own desires without true knowledge. When an affliction befalls a people, they cry out to God but after God helps them, they commit shirk instead. Lastly, we hear the commandment to give one's relatives their due and likewise to the poor and travelers in need. 

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Oct 11, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 30 (Ar-Rüm), Verses 20-27

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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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Oct 7, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 19 (Maryam), Verses 16-40

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 19, Maryam or Mary, verses 16-40. These verses recount the story of Maryam, or Mary, and the immaculate birth of Isa or Jesus who later became a Prophet of God. 

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Oct 6, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 60 (Mumtahinah)

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Summary

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 60, Mumtahinah or That Which Examines, verses 1-13. This Surah deals with social relations with Unbelievers. A distinction is made between those who persecute you for your Faith and want to destroy you and your Faith and those who those who have no such rancour. For the latter, there is hope of mercy and forgiveness. The question of women and cross-marriages is also dealt with. 

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Oct 5, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 3 (Âli-‘Imrân), Verses 42-54

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 3, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 11 (Hüd), Verses 36-49

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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Oct 1, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 9 (At-Tauba), Verses 30-42

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 30-42. These verses assert Jews and Christians, who call Ezra and Jesus the sons of God, respecitvely, are mushrikeen. Do not be like the rabbis and priests who misappropriate the wealth of people. Four of the 12 months in the Qur'an are declared sacred and God orders the faithful to bear arms against the unbelievers, if necessary. 

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