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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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Dec 31, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

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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Dec 30, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 30, Ar-Rüm or the Romans, verses 28-40. In these verses, we are reminded that the wrongdoers are led by their own desires without true knowledge. When an affliction befalls a people, they cry out to God but after God helps them, they commit shirk instead. Lastly, we hear the commandment to give one's relatives their due and likewise to the poor and travelers in need. 

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Dec 29, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 80-99. These verses discuss the fate of the people of Hijr for their disbelief, the seven verses worthy of oft-recitation and an admonition to proclaim the commandments of God publicly. 

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Dec 28, 2018

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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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Dec 27, 2018

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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Dec 26, 2018

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Today's selection is from Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 61-79. There verses talk of Prophet Lot and how the angels who appeared before him executed Allah's decree of stoning to death his people. 

Tafseer for this selection explains the Companions of the Wood, referenced in verse 78.

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Dec 25, 2018

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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Dec 24, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 71-91. These verses advise the believers to keep together in the Brotherhood of Islam, share its joys and sorrows. Strive and fight the good fight and never fear for this life is short and the Hereafter eternal. It admonishes the believers to not allow themselves to be drawn into unbelief and corwardice. Protect yourselves against hypocrites and deceivers but do not pursue them unrelentingly. 

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Dec 23, 2018

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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Dec 22, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 83, Al-Mutaffifïn or the Dealers in Fraud, verses 18-36. These verses talk of the rewards in store for the righteous and how the disbelievers may laugh today but a Day will come when they will be the ones laughed at. 

Tafseer for this selection explains the "wine" and drinks spoken of in verses 25-28. 

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Dec 21, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 83, Al-Mutaffifïn or the Dealers in Fraud, verses 1-17. These verses talk of those who defraud others and the punishments they will incur. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the word "fraud" and its definition in verses 1-3. 

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Dec 20, 2018

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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Dec 19, 2018

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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Dec 18, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 77-89. These verses tell of the deliverance of the Children of Israel from the bondage of the Pharaoh of Egypt, and their backsliding when Prophet Moses went up Mount Tür. 

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Dec 17, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, Verses 55-76. These verses continue the story of Prophet Moses' struggle against the Pharaoh of Egypt. It details how Pharaoh did not believe in Moses' miracles, the confrontation between Moses and Pharaoh's magicians and then Pharaoh's conversation with his magicians after they had witnessed the miracles of Moses. 

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Dec 16, 2018

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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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Dec 15, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 36-49. These verses continue the story of Prophet Noah when he was commanded to build the Ark and gather on board the believers and a pair from each species. Lastly, there is a dialogue between Prophet Noah, his son and God. 

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Dec 14, 2018

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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Dec 13, 2018

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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Dec 12, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 75, Al-Qiyãmah or The Resurrection, verses 16-40. These verses describe how Allah Himself took responsibility for the Qur'an, the last moments of the disbelievers' lives and how they never took Islam seriously. 

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Dec 11, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 75, Al-Qiyãmah or The Resurrection, verses 1-15. This short selection warns people to beware the Day of Resurrection and Judgment from which there is no escape. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the three stages of the development of the human soul, one of which is mentioned in verse 2. 

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Dec 10, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 78, An-Nabã’ or the Great News, verses 21-40. These verse discuss the resurrection of the dead and man's accountability in the court of God. The righteosu will be well-compensated and the disbelievers will wish that they could turn into mere dust.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the three symbols of the supreme achievement of attaining heaven in verses 32-35. 

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Dec 9, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 78, An-Nabã’ or the Great News, verses 1-20. These short verses posit that the creation of the heavens, earth, mountains and vegetation clearly point towards the Day of Judgment.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the four groups laid out as evidence of Allah and his bounty as well as the Day that the Trumpet shall sound. 

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Dec 8, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 86, At-Tãriq or the Night Star, verses 1-17. This short Surah discusses the protection afforded to every soul in the darkest period of its spiritual history. The physical nature of humankind may be insignificant, but the soul given by Allah must win a glorious future in the end. 

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Dec 7, 2018

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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