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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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Jan 31, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 40 (Ghãfir/Al-Mu’min), Verses 51-68

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 40, which goes by two names, Ghãfir which means Forgiver or Al-Mu’min or the Believer, verses 51-68. These verses assert that God does help his Messengers and the believers in this world's life and will help them in the hereafter. We must call on God to answer our prayers. But no one has the right to be worshipped except Allah, Creator and Lord of the worlds. 

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Jan 30, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 27 (An-Naml), Verses 83-93

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 27, An-Naml or the Ants, verses 83-93. These verses depict a scene from the Doomsday and assert that those who accept guidance do so to their own good whereas those who go astray do so at their own peril. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the night and day mentioned in verse 86 and accepting Islam and preaching the word in verse 92. 

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Jan 29, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 27 (An-Naml), Verses 59-82

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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Jan 28, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 36 (Yâ-Sin), Verses 68-83

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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Jan 27, 2017
Year 2 -Surah 36 (Yâ-Sin), Verses 51-67

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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Jan 26, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 23, Al-Mu'minun or the Believers, verses 93-118. In these verses, we are counseled to repel evil with good by seeking refuge with God against Shaitan's temptations. Those who don't follow this advice will wish they could have a do-over but it will be too late on the Day of Judgment at which point this life will feel like it was less than one day and the unbelievers will never attain salvation. 

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Jan 25, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 23 (Al-Mu'minun), Verses 78-92

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 23, Al-Mu'minun or the Believers, verses 78-92. In these verses, humans are admonished for not showing gratitude to Allah. Even the disbelievers recognize the existence of God. And Allah has never begotten a son, nor is there any other deity besides him. 

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Jan 24, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 19 (Maryam), Verses 83-98

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 19, Maryam or Mary, verses 83-98. These verses assert that no god other than Allah will be able to save you on the Day of Judgment and that the idea of Allah begetting a son is so false that even the Heaven would be rent asunder at the notion. Lastly, God has made the Qur'an easy for mankind to understand. 

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Jan 23, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 19 (Maryam), Verses 66-82

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 19, Maryam or Mary, verses 66-82. These verses discuss the lives of believers and unbelievers in this world as contrasted with their lives in the Hereafter. 

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Jan 22, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 30 (Ar-Rüm), Verses 41-60

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Summary

Today's selection concludes Surah 30, Ar-Rüm or the Romans, verses 41-60. These verses tell of how mischief in the land is the result of Man's own misdeeds. God sent his Messengers to guide the people; Allah helped the believers and those who rejected the message faced God's retribution. Lastly, it is God who has created you and will bring you to justice on the Day of Judgment. 

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Jan 18, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 42 (Ash-Shura), Verses 44-53

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 42, Ash-Shura or the Consultation, verses 44-53. In this selection, it is asserted that the real losers are those who lose on the Day of Resurrection. God gives daughters and sons to whom he pleases. And it is explained that no human being can speak face-to-face with God. 

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Jan 17, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 42 (Ash-Shura), Verses 30-43

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Summary: 

Today's selection is from Surah 42, Ash-Shura or the Consultation, verses 30-43. These verses affirm that whatever afflictions befall a person are the result of his/her own misdeeds. True believers are those who establish prayers, give charity and defend themselves when oppressed. 

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Jan 16, 2017
Year 2 -Surah 18 (Al-Kahf), Verses 50-59

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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Jan 15, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 18 (Al-Kahf), Verses 32-49

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Summary

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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Jan 14, 2017
Year 2 -Surah 17 (Al-Isrâ), Verses 61-77

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 17, Al-Isrâ or the Night Journey, verses 61-77. These verses tell of Shaitan's (or Satan or Iblis or Lucifer) enmity towards human beings and his vow to seduce them to the dark side. And so on the Day of Judgment, every community and its leaders will be held accountable for their deeds for no compromise is allowed in matters of Islamic law and principles. 

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Jan 13, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 17 (Al-Isrâ), Verses 41-60

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

 

Today's selection is from Surah 17, Al-Isrâ or the Night Journey, verses 41-60. These verses posit that if any other Gods existed, they would have tried to dethrone the one God, Allah. Belief in the hereafter is mentioned as a necessary trait for understanding the Qur'an. Lastly, it is posited that invented Gods have no power to relieve people from distress and also gives God's reasons for not sending the same signs or miracles to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as were sent to other Prophets. 

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Jan 12, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 43 (Az-Zukhruf), Verses 57-67

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 43, Az-Zukhruf or the Golden Adornments, verses 57-67. These verses talk of Prophet Isa or Jesus and how he was only a mortal man and serves as a harbinger of the End Times. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the view of Jesus as a God or Son of God in early Christianity and in Arabia as well his role in the End Times.

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Jan 10, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 74 (Al-Muddaththir), Verses 32-56

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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Jan 9, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 74 (Al-Muddaththir), Verses 1-31

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 74, Al-Muddaththir or The One Wrapped Up, verses 1-31. These verses cover the need for patience in a period of great spiritual stress; the unjust who cause sorrow and suffering now will find themselves in agony in the Hereafter. 

Tafseer for this surah concerns the meaning behind of the word Al-Muddaththir, which was one of the nicknames of the Prophet Muhammad as well as a history of the opponent in this Surah, a man named Walïd bin Mughïrah. 

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Jan 8, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 14 (Ibrâhim), Verses 35-52

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 14, Ibrâhim or Abraham, verses 35-52. It recounts the prayer of Prophet Abraham for the city of Mecca and its residents. It admonishes mankind to never think that God is unaware of those who are unjust or that Allah will ever break the promises made to his Messengers. 

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Jan 7, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 72, Al-Jinn or the Spirits, verses 16-28. In these verses, it is asserted that mosques are built for the worship of Allah, so no one else should be invoked. Prophets do not have the power to harm of benefit anyone; they only convey God's message. Only God knows the unseen and reveals it to those Prophets. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the deeper meaning behind the use of "rain" in verse 16.

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Jan 6, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 72 (Al-Jinn), Verses 1-15

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 72, Al-Jinn or the Spirits, verses 1-15. These verses discuss a beautiful speech of the Jinns who embraced Islam after hearing the Qur'an and how they also have difference religions and sects and some who submit to the will of God and others who deviate from the truth. 

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Jan 5, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 11 (Hüd), Verses 84-95

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Summary

Today's selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 84-95. These verses talk of Prophet Shu'aib's address to hise people who were cheating in their business transactions and the consequences of their negative response. 

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Jan 4, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 11 (Hüd), Verses 69-83

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 69-83. These verses tell of the good news sent to Prophet Abraham of the coming births of a son, Isaac, and later, his grandson Jacob. Next the story of Prophet Lot and his mission and challenges with the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns Lot's daughters in verse 78 and a further explanation of the fates of Sodom and Gomorrah told in verse 83. 

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Jan 3, 2017
Year 2 - Surah 11 (Hüd), Verses 50-68

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 50-68. These verses talk of Prophet Hüd of the 'Ad and his mission to his people and then talk of Prophet Saleh of the Thamüd and his mission to his people. 

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