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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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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

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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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Oct 23, 2017

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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Oct 22, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 69-104. These verses relate the story of Prophet Abraham and his arguments against idol worship, and the Prophet's prayer for this life and the hereafter. 

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Oct 21, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 52-68. These verses conclude this Surah's telling of Prophet Moses' and his battle against the Pharaoh of Egypt. It talks of the deliverance of the Children of Israel and the destruction of the Pharaoh and his chiefs. 

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Oct 20, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 57, Al-Hadeed or the Iron, with verses 20-29. This selection asserts that our earthly lives are just play and an illusion. We must not grieve for posessions lost, nor be overjoyed at what we gain. It links Prophets Noah, Abraham and Jesus and also speaks of monastic life. 

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Oct 19, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Today's selection is from Surah 57, Al-Hadeed or the Iron, verses 1-19. This selection begins with a devotional to Allah, the almighty and wise. It praises those spend of their wealth in charity. It speaks of the Day of Judgment when believers and hypocrites will get their just rewards, respectively, and closes with more praise for those who spent out of their substance in charity.

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Oct 18, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is Surah 38, Sâd, verses 27-40. Overall this Surah talks about how spiritual strength is superior to physical strength. The verses selected today discuss Prophet Sulaimân's, or Solomon's inspections of the horses used for jihad and how God answered his prayers for a kingdom unlike any other which had come before. 

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Oct 17, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is Surah 38, Sâd, verses 1-26. Overall this surah talks about how spiritual strength is superior to physical strength. The verses selected talk of the arrogance of the unbelievers in rejecting the message of the Prophets sent to them by God. It tells the story of Prophet Daûd, or David, and the two men who came to him asking for his guidance in a dispute. 

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Oct 16, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 7, Al-A'râf or the Heights, Verses 54-72. These verses direct the believers to pray to God with fear and with hope. Next is Prophet Noah's address to his people and their disbelief in response and how that was their downfall. Lastly, Prophet Hud's appeal to his people and their reaction and how it led to their fate. 

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Oct 15, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 7, Al-A'râf or the Heights, Verses 40-53. These verses discuss the Hereafter, including a dialogue between the residents of Heaven and Hell, and a dialogue between the People of A'râf and the inmates of Hell. 

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Oct 14, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 81, At-Takwïr or the Folding Up, verses 1-29. This Surah serves up a series of graphic images portraying the break-up of the world and the enforcement of personal responsibility for each soul. This is followed by a passage showing how the Qura'nic revelation is true and revealed through the Angel Gabriel. Revelation is given for man's spiritual guidance. 

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Oct 13, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 69, Al-Hâqqah or the Sure Reality, verses 38-52. These verses conclude this Surah. They emphasize that the Qur'an is the word of God and not of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). And it is a reminder for those who fear Allah. 

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Oct 12, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 69, Al-Hâqqah or the Sure Reality, verses 19-37. These verses continue the story of the Day of Judgment when every person will be judged by his/her Book of Deeds and rewarded or punished according to that record. 

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Oct 11, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 69, Al-Hâqqah or the Sure Reality, verses 1-18. These verses deal with the Day of Resurrection and the Day of Judgment. 

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Oct 10, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 49, Al-Hujurât or the Chambers. Al-Hujurât is only 18 verses so we'll do the entire Surah. This Surah deals with the manners to be observed by the Muslim community among its members and towards its leaders. Manners spring from morals and mutual respect & confidence are a duty and a privilege in Islam. 

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Oct 9, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 56-70. These verses posit that only Allah has judgment authority and only Allah sees the unseen. God appoints guardians angels over mankind and is the one who saves mankind from calamities. Believers are counseled not to associate with those who argue about God's revelations or those who take religion as a matter of amusement. 

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Oct 8, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 42-55. These verses assert that prosperity in this world is not a reward but a respite. Messengers of God never claim that they know the unseen or that they are Angels. True belief is a favor bestowed by God, irrespective of one's worldly status. 

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Oct 7, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 42-55. These verses assert that prosperity in this world is not a reward but a respite. Messengers of God never claim that they know the unseen or that they are Angels. True belief is a favor bestowed by God, irrespective of one's worldly status. 

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