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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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Aug 19, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 43, Az-Zukhruf or the Golden Adornments, verses 36-56. These verses declare that he who turns away from remember of Allah, Allah will appoint a Shaitan (or evil one) to be his intimate friend. Hold fast to the Qur'an if you want to be right guided. Lastly, a quick vignette of Prophet Moses' fight with the Pharaoh of Egypt and the Pharaoh's fate for ridiculing Moses. 

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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-zukhruf-43-36-56

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Aug 18, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 43, Az-Zukhruf or the Golden Adornments, verses 16-35. These verses tell of how some of unbelievers regard the Angels to be female divinities being the daughters of God. Next we are told the story of how Prophet Abraham recognized the Oneness of God and rejected polytheism. 

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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-zukhruf-43-16-35

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Aug 17, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 43, Az-Zukhruf or the Golden Adornments, verses 1-15. These verses assert that the Qur'an is a transcript of sorts from the Mother of all Books, which Allah keeps. Even those who associate others with Allah must believe that the heavens and earth an all in-between were created by Allah. 

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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-zukhruf-43-1-15

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Aug 16, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 13, Ar-Ra'd or The Thunder, verses 19-37. These verses discuss the fates of those who fulfill their pledges to God vs those who do not. It is the remembrance of God which provides tranquility to one's heart for there is no God but Him and all things are subject to his command. and Allah watches every soul minutely. 

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Aug 15, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 13: Ar-Ra'd or The Thunder, verses 1-18. This selection deals with the creation of the heavens and the earth and the proof of Allah's work in the trees, fruits and foods which populate the world. Every nation of the world has been sent a Messenger of God in the past and Allah demands worship alone, not with other deities or creatures as he will not change the circumstances of a people until they change themselves, or else they will have no escape from his wrath. 

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Aug 14, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 87-96. These verses tell of the advent of Prophet Jesus. It recounts how the Jews knowingly rejected the truth, their love for the calf outpacing their love for God, the nature of their beliefs and how their claim of exclusive right to inherit paradise has been put to the test. 

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Aug 13, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 60-71. These verses recount several stories of Prophet Moses (pbuh) and the Children of Israel. Included are when Prophet Moses (pbuh) found water by striking a rock, the Israelites' covenants with Allah, punishment for violating the Sabbath, and their attitude toward sacrificing a cow in the name of God.  

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Aug 12, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 28, Al-Qasas or the Narrations, verses 22-42. 

These verses continue the story of Prophet Musa (or Moses) after he fled from Pharaoh for killing a man, his arrival in the city of Madyan and his marriage. Later, we learn of his ascent of Mt Tûr, his conversation with God and his appointment as a Messenger of God. Lastly, the story of Moses' struggle with Pharaoh and his chiefs and their defeat. 

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Aug 11, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 28, Al-Qasas or the Narrations, verses 1-21. These verses begin the story of Prophet Musa (Moses), including Pharaoh's plot to kill the sons of the Israelites, and Prophet Moses' youth and how he escaped retribution after killing a man. 

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Aug 10, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 34-51. These verses continue the story of Prophet Moses' encounter with Pharaoh wherein the latter took Moses' miracles as magic and summoned his magicians. However, the magicians all converted upon seeing Prophet Moses' miracles. 

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Aug 9, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 1-33. These are very, very short verses so that's why we're nearly doubling our average of 17 today. This selection speaks of the dedication of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to the guidance of mankind. Then it discusses the assignment of Prophet Moses as a Messenger and his dialogue with the Pharaoh of Egypt as well as Moses' miracles. 

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Aug 8, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 35-50. These verses discuss struggling in God's name and the punishment for stealing. Next there is a discussion of how if God intends to test a person, even the Prophet could not intervene, the laws of the Torah, and finally, establishing justice based on Allah's revelations. 

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Aug 7, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 20-34. These verses inform us of the behavior of the people of Prophet Moses towards their messenger and the curse which God placed on the Jews for 40 years. Next, the story of Adam's sons, one of whom committed murder. Lastly the decree of God regarding the killing of another human being and the punishment for waging war against God and his Messenger. 

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Aug 6, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 1-19. The selection discuss foods which are allowed and forbidden. It lays down guidelines for wudu (ablution prior to prayer) as well as the obligations of fasting and charity. There is a discussion regarding the Christians and Jews, how the Qur'an claims they have strayed from the path and verses originally brought to them. The Qur'an claims that there are no special children of Allah, as is claimed by both groups, given that such groups have from time to time been punished by God. Lastly, Christians and Jews are invited to hear the word of Islam. 

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Aug 5, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah, Verses 40-59. These verses deal with Allah's covenants with the Children of Israel, how God delivered them from Pharaoh and their trials and tribulations afterwards. This includes the period when they worshiped the calf, repented, and then questioned the Lord again.

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Aug 4, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 25-35. These verses concern Prophet Noah's ministry to his people and how they challenged him and invited the scourge of the flood upon themselves. 

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Aug 3, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 1-24. These verses deal posit Allah as the Sustainer of all creatures and that Man, except the believers, is ungrateful to God. It asserts that the Qur'an is not a forgery by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), and divides the People of the Book into two camps - those who can see the Truth and those who choose not to see the Truth. 

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Aug 2, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 39, Az-Zumar or the Crowds, verses 22-41. In this selection we learn that the Qur'an is consistent in its verses but repeats its teachings in different ways. God has cited every kind of parable in the Qur'an so that people may clearly understand. Who can be more wicked than the one who invents a lie against God? Lastly, if God intends to harm you, no one can save you and if God intends to bless you, no one can prevent that either. 

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Aug 1, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 39, Az-Zumar or the Crowds, verses 1-21. In this selection, the mushrikeen try to justify their worship of saints by saying, 'they bring us closer to Allah'. On the Day of Judgment, no one shall bear the burdens of another. Believers who cannot practice their faith should immigrate to a place where they can practice. Lastly, no one can be rescued from punishment once the sentence has been decreed by God. 

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