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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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Jul 31, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 50, Qâf, verses 16-45. Broadly speaking, this Surah deals with the the reality of the afterlife and God's judgment of our earthly deeds. This latter part of Surah Qâf details how how angels are assigned to each person to record his/her deeds, good and bad and directs the believers to admonish the unbelievers with the Qur'an and to have patience with them. 

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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-qaf-2-16-45

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Jul 30, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

 

Today's selection is from Surah 50, Qâf, verses 16-45. Broadly speaking, this Surah deals with the the reality of the afterlife and God's judgment of our earthly deeds. This latter part of Surah Qâf details how how angels are assigned to each person to record his/her deeds, good and bad and directs the believers to admonish the unbelievers with the Qur'an and to have patience with them. 

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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-qaf-2-16-45

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Jul 29, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Today's selection is from Surah 19, Maryam or Mary, verses 41-65. These verses recount the stories of Prophets Abraham, Moses, Ishmael and Idrees and then discusses how all the Prophets of God were divinely chosen and guided by Allah.

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Jul 28, 2017

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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Jul 27, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 19, Maryam or Mary, verses 1-15. These verses recount the story of Prophet Zakariyya and the birth and youth of his son, Yahya, also known as John. 

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Jul 26, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 21-40. These verses speak of how people call upon God when their are only suffering but do not do so when they are comfortable and safe. Examples of this worldly life are given. The dieties worshipped by the mushrikeen are not even aware they are being worshipped. Reason and trusth about Allah are pitted against these so-called Gods as the Qur'an is the basis for Allah's revelation. 

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Jul 25, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Today's selection is from Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 1-20. These verses set up Allah as the supreme being who created the universe in six days. There are many signs of His manifestation in the heavens and earth. Next, the behaviors of the wrongdoers towards Allah and the revelations is detailed and lastly, it is mankind which was one undivided nation until they themselves invented different creeds.

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Jul 24, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, verses 15-23. These verses deal with the punishment for women found guilty of fornication (or sex outside of marriage). It deal with acceptable and unacceptable forms of repentance. It talks about the treatment of women in inheritance matters - that they are not to be viewed as belonging to anyone's estate. It admonishes the believers from taking back a woman's dowry. Lastly, there is a lengthy list of those women whom a believer is prohibited from marrying. 

There are controversial parts of this selection and this Surah with which not everyone will agree. But still, I think it's important for people to read and hear what is written. What you do with it is your business. 

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Jul 23, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, verses 1-14. These verses deal with the property and conduct with orphans, multiple marriages, dowry, inheritance by children or family, and inheritance of spouse's property. 

There are controversial parts of this selection and this Surah with which not everyone will agree. But still, I think it's important for people to read and hear what is written. What you do with it is your business. 

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Jul 22, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 34, Sabã’ or Sheba, verses 37-54. These verses assert that belief is what bring us close to God, not wealth or children. Whatever the believers spend in charity will be returned to them by God. Meanwhile, the unbelievers are asked to reflect on their wrong statements or else on the Day of Judgment, they will want to believe but it will be too late. 

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Jul 21, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 34, Sabã’ or Sheba, verses 22-36. These verses prevails upon the believers that no intercession before God can prevail except that which He permits. Those who do not believe in the message will have yokes placed around their necks before being ushered in to hell. Lastly, wealth and children in this world are not indications of Allah's pleasure with us. 

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Jul 20, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 34, Sabã’ or Sheba, verses 1-21. These verses assert that the Hour of Judgment is sure to come and those who do not believe in the Hereafter are doomed. It tells the story of how the mountains and birds used to sing God's praises to Prophet David and the winds and Jinns were subjected to Prophet Solomon by the will of Allah. Lastly, the people of Sabã’, or Sheba, rejected God's blessings and so were turned into old legends and tales of the past. 

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Jul 19, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, Verses 25-54. These verses tell the story of Prophet Moses' prayer to God to open his heart and remove his speech impediment so that he could communicate with the people and then of Moses and Pharaoh's confrontation. 

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Jul 18, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 1-24. These verses remind us that the Qur'an is for those who fear God. It tells the story of Prophet Moses, when he went to the valley of 'Tuwa' at Mt Tur and was chosen as a Messenger of God to confront the Pharaoh of Egypt. 

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Jul 17, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 8, Al-Anfâl or the Spoils of War, verses 20-37. These verses assert the importance of common sense in determining one's faith - those do not use their common sense will not see Allah. It counsels the believers to guard themselves against temptation and be God-fearing in order to be granted the wisdom to judge between right and wrong. Lastly, the lawful guardians of the Ka'bah are those who fear God.

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Jul 16, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah, Verses 21-39. These verses discuss the Battle of Badr and the spoils that went with it.

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Jul 15, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle verses 21-41. These verses assert that prejudice has caused people to commit shirk, which is to associate other deities with Allah and describes some scenes from life after death. Those who deny the ministry of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), deny God's revelations whereas those who accept the word of Allah, accept truth and can use their common sense to see the God's handiwork in nature. 

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Jul 14, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle verses 1-20. These verses deal with the reactions of those who received the revelations and with the obstinacy of the unbelievers. It talks of the mercy of God in not punish the misdeeds of humans right away. Lastly, it discusses the punishments of the Day of Judgment and asserts the Qur'an as the source of God's testimony. 

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Jul 13, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 59, Al-Hashr or the Mustering, verses 18-24. These verses assert that the revelations of God could even affect a mountain and then concludes with the unique attributes of Allah. 

Tafseer for this selection focuses on the affect God's word would have on a mountain itself in verse 21 and the summation of God's attributes in verse 22. 

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Jul 12, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 59, Al-Hashr or the Mustering, verses 1-17. These verses tell of the Jewish tribe of Banu Al-Nadeer and their exile. It talks of the good qualities of immigrants and the true Ansar (the residents of Madinah). Lastly it speaks of a conspiracy among the hypocrites and the People of the Book and a parable of Satan and a Disbeliever. 

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Jul 11, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 14, Ibrâhim, verses 18-34. These verses relay the message that God has created the heavens and the earth based on an understanding of immutable Truth. Satan has no power over human beings - he can only invite people to follow him away from the Path and those who are ungrateful towards their Lord will be cast into the fires of Hell. 

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Jul 10, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Today's selection is from Surah 14, Ibrâhim, verses 1-17. These verses claims that a Messenger of God has been sent to all peoples of the earth, including Prophet Moses and his people. Allah does not need adherents; if everyone became unbelievers, it wouldn't make a difference to God. Believers must put their trust in Allah lest they be punished as the wrongdoers will be. 

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Jul 9, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 21-41. These verses warns Jews and Christians of being deceived by their own self-invented beliefs. It prohibits taking disbelievers as protectors and commands the people to follow and obey Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). It recounts the birth and life of Maryam, mother of Prophet Jesus and the prayers of Prophet Zakkariyah to grant him a son, who was then named Yahya (or John). 

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Jul 8, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Summary

Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân, or the Family of Imran, verses 1-20. This section deals with the revelation of the Torah, the Gospels and the Qur'an. It talks about the decisive and allegorical nature of the verses. It also discusses the excuses which people feel will save them from the hell-fire, the Battle of Badr as one of the main signs of Allah's favor, and the comforts of this life vs the Al-Akhirah or the Hereafter. Lastly, the view of God that Islam is the true religion. 

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Jul 7, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 56, Al-Wãqi‘a or the Inevitable, verses 75-96. This selection concludes the Surah with a testimony of Allah about the Qur'an. 

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