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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 31, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 40-74. These verses discuss one of the scenes of heaven and an example of a conversion from a resident of heaven, and then concludes with a scene from hell where the wrongdoers languish. 

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Dec 30, 2017

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Today's selection concludes Surah 78, An-Nabã’ or the Great News, verses 21-40. These verse discuss the resurrection of the dead and man's accountability in the court of God. The righteosu will be well-compensated and the disbelievers will wish that they could turn into mere dust.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the three symbols of the supreme achievement of attaining heaven in verses 32-35. 

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Dec 29, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 78, An-Nabã’ or the Great News, verses 1-20. These short verses posit that the creation of the heavens, earth, mountains and vegetation clearly point towards the Day of Judgment.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the four groups laid out as evidence of Allah and his bounty as well as the Day that the Trumpet shall sound. 

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Dec 28, 2017

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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Dec 27, 2017

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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Dec 26, 2017

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Today's selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 77-89. These verses tell of the deliverance of the Children of Israel from the bondage of the Pharaoh of Egypt, and their backsliding when Prophet Moses went up Mount Tür. 

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Dec 25, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, Verses 55-76. These verses continue the story of Prophet Moses' struggle against the Pharaoh of Egypt. It details how Pharaoh did not believe in Moses' miracles, the confrontation between Moses and Pharaoh's magicians and then Pharaoh's conversation with his magicians after they had witnessed the miracles of Moses. 

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Dec 24, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 164-176. These verse give us signs from nature to recognize God, discusses the punishments of the mushrikeen, regretting one's actions on the Day of Judgment, advises us not to follow inthe footsteps of Shaitan, not to profess faith blindly, instructs us on forbidden foods and finally admonishes us that those who hide the truth for worldly gains swallow nothing but fire. 

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Dec 23, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 142-163. These verses discuss the qiblah or the direction of prayers and the order to face the Ka'bah during prayer. Also covered, a prescription to seek Allah's help, the assertion that martyrs are not really dead, the establishment of Safã and Marwah as symbols of Allah and the curse of Allah, the angels and all mankind on those who conceal the Truth. 

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Dec 22, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 33, Al-Ahzãb or the Confederates, verses 21-34. In these verses, we are taught the best model for Muslims is the life of Prophet Muhammad himself. Next, the word that God helped Muslims gain victory over the unbelievers and lastly an admonition to the wives of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), and God's commandment to them. 

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Dec 21, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 33, Al-Ahzãb or the Confederates, verses 1-20. These verses claim that neither wives nor sons become your mothers nor real sons, the Prophet's wives are like the believers' mothers, and blood relations have greater claims than others in the Book of God. Next it discuss the Battle of the Trench, the attitudes of Hypocrites during that time and the punishment for those who discourage others from participating in the fight against the unbelievers. 

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Dec 20, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 54-70. These verses talk about the Day of Judgment, the blessing that is the Qur'an, Allah's witnessing all that we do and how the mushrikeen are wrong and spread falsehood. 

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Dec 19, 2017

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Today's selection is from Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 41-53. These verese talk about personal responsibility among believers and especially among disbelievers, who will be the true losers in the Hereafter. Also discussed, every nation was sent a Messenger of God for their guidance.

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Dec 18, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 91-100. These verses declare that Allah is He who revealed the Torah and the Qur'an. Those who invent a lie against God will face a disgraceful punishment and lastly, there are some examples from God's creation spelled out so that mankind may understand. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the heavens mentioned in 28 and the purpose of night and day mentioned in verse 29. 

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Dec 17, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 71-90. These verses establish that believers are commanded to submit to God's will, to establish Prayer and to fear God. Prophet Abraham learned faith through studying nature. The mushrikeen's arguments against Prophet Abraham and the existence of Allah are laid out. Lastly, the descendants of Prophet Abraham, including Moses, Jesus and Muhammad were not mushrikeen, or those who associate others with God. 

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Dec 16, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 83, Al-Mutaffifïn or the Dealers in Fraud, verses 18-36. These verses talk of the rewards in store for the righteous and how the disbelievers may laugh today but a Day will come when they will be the ones laughed at. 

Tafseer for this selection explains the "wine" and drinks spoken of in verses 25-28. 

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Dec 15, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 83, Al-Mutaffifïn or the Dealers in Fraud, verses 1-17. These verses talk of those who defraud others and the punishments they will incur. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the word "fraud" and its definition in verses 1-3. 

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Dec 14, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 82, Al-Infitãr or the Cleaving Asunder, verses 1-19. This Surah covers three major points - a description as to what will happen on the Day of Judgment; the fact that guardian angels are assigned to each individual, recording each and every action; and finally, Allah Himself will be the Judge on that Day. 

Tafseer covers personal vs collective responsibility. 

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Dec 13, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 27, An-Naml or the Ants, verses 59-82. These verses implore us to think if there is any god besides Allah who has created anything in the universe or answers the oppressed or guides us to the Right Way. The disbelievers doubt God's power of creation but the Qur'an clarifies those matters in which they and the Israelites differ. Lastly, we are shown a sign of the Doomsday, the Beast of the doomsday.

Tafseer concerns the beast of the doomsday, mentioned in verse 82.

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Dec 12, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 27, An-Naml or the Ants, verses 45-58. These verses tell the story of the people of Thamud and the secret plot against the Prophet Salih who teaching they thought brought them bad luck. Their plot was foiled and the whole community, which was involved in evil, was destroyed. 

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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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