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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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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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Nov 16, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 46, Al-Ahqãf or the Winding Sand-Tracts, Verses 1-20. These verses discuss creation as a manifestation of truth, which no diety but Allah can confirm. The Qur'an is the word of God, not the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and conforms with the revelations given to Prophet Moses. Lastly, we are enjoined to treat our parents with kindness lest we be rebuked by Allah. 

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Nov 15, 2017

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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Nov 14, 2017

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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Nov 13, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 43-59. These verses assert that those who do not participate in Jihad or struggle are hypocrites and then lists the excuses of the hypocriates for not bearing arms against the unbelievers. This latter part of Surah At- Tauba was revealed after the Tabūk expedition in the late summer of A.H. 9 (around October 630 AD in the modern Gregorian calendar). 

Tafseer for this selection is a short historical exposition on the Tabūk region of northwestern Arabia. 

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Nov 12, 2017

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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Nov 11, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 55, Ar-Rahmân or the Most Gracious, with verses 46-78. In this selection, we learn that the righteous will be justly rewarded in heaven as well as the content of that reward, while the unfaithful are still questioned as to which of these aspects of God's providence they still choose to deny. 

There is also a quick tafseer concerning "hur" or "huri", which has been misinterpreted many times by the mainstream western media.

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Nov 10, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 55, Ar-Rahmân or the Most Gracious, verses 26-45. In this selection, we are admonished to remember that all things will come to an end except Allah. None can escape Allah's judgment and sinners will be punished in Hell. 

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Nov 9, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection begins Surah 55, Ar-Rahmân or the Most Gracious, verses 1-25. In this Surah, we are presented with piece upon piece of evidence of God's bounty and asked over and over again, which of these favors do we deny. In this selection, we are reminded of the bounty of Nature and God's laws which benefit mankind. 

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Nov 8, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 45-60. These verses assert that the righteous will be awarded paradise and then tells of the good news of a son given to Prophet Abraham by two angels. 

Tafseer for this selection focuses on the benefits of sincere devotion to Allah mentioned in verse 47. 

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Nov 7, 2017

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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Nov 6, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 113-121. These verses cover a number of short topics in rapid succession: the religious prejudice of the Jews & Christians, an order not to prevent people from come to Mosque, Allah having a son, the Qur'an as the knowledge of truth and how the Jews & Christians will never be pleased with Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the Muslims. 

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Nov 5, 2017

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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Nov 4, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 18, Al-Kahf or the Cave, verses 50-59. These verses concern the fate of those who follow Shaitãn and associate others with Allah. God has given all kinds of examples in the Qur'an to helpe people understand the Message.  

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Nov 3, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 18, Al-Kahf or the Cave, verses 32-49. These verses give a parable of a believer and a non-believer and a similitude of worldly life and its relationship to the life of the hereafter. 

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Nov 2, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 77-89. These verses reminds us of the signs of Allah in the lives of birds and other animals. on the Day of Judgment, a witness will be called from each nation and those who ignored the signs will face the reality of their false gods. 

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Nov 1, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 61-76. These verses assert that if God were to punish mankind for its wrongdoings, he would not leave even an animal around the wrongdoers. Just as water gives life to the dead, so does the Qur'an give life to the human soul. There are lessons to be learned from the lives of animals and in the process of creation. Why believe in deities with no power to create anything and disbelieve in God. 

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Oct 31, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 41-60. In this selection, God promises a good abode for those who migrate for his sake. Whenever the unbelievers are in distress, they call upon Allah but resume committing shirk afterward. 

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Oct 30, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 60-70. These verse discuss the attitude of hypocrites towards the decisions of Prophet Muhammad, asserts that those who dispute those decisions are not believers and concludes that true believers will be in excellent company in the hereafter. 

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Oct 29, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 43-59. These verses start off with the second recorded prohibition against drinking alcohol, then move to a discussion of the People of the Book (Jews, Christians). It invites the People of the Book to Islam, while reminding them that those who make false idols will not be forgiven. Lastly, it talks about the forces of Shaitan and his allies and the fates of the unbelievers and believers. 

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Oct 28, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 53, An-Najm or the Star, verses 1-25. These verses detail the first revelations of God to Prophet Muhammad told by the Angel Jibreel (Gabriel). It also talks about the Prophet's journey to the heavens and lastly, it deals with the Pagan Arab Goddesses - Lât, Uzza and Manât. 

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Oct 27, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 44, Adh-Dukhân or the Smoke, verses 1-29. These verses speak of how the Qur'an was revealed during the "Blessed Night" also known as Lailat-ul Qadr and the lessons which mankind can learn from the story of Moses and people of the Pharaoh of Egypt. 

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Oct 26, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 67-77. This selection covers a number of topics - the Messenger's mission is to deliver God's message, the attitude of the Jews towards the Messengers, those who say Jesus is God are disbelievers, who was Jesus the son of Mary. 

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Oct 25, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 51-66. These verses advise the believers not to take Jews or Christians as protectors for only Allah, his Messenger and your fellow believers can protect you. Do not befriend those who make a mockery of your religion nor those who slander and deceive. If only the People of the Book had believed, they would have had the best of both world. 

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Oct 24, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 74, Al-Muddaththir or The One Wrapped Up, verses 32-56. This short selection concerns actions which lead to Hell-fire: not offering Prayer, not feeding the poor, wasting time in vain talk and denying the existence of the Day of Judgment. 

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