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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 20, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 36 (Yâ-Sin), Verses 33-50. These verses assert that Allah has created all things in pairs, the fact that day, night, sun and moon are all regulated by Allah and finally the disbelievers' attitude towards spending in the cause of Allah. 

Tafseer deals with the phrase, "withdrawing the day from the night" in verse 36. 

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Jul 19, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 36, Yâ-Sin, verses 1-32. These are pretty short verses so this episode won't take longer than the normal time. This selection reveals that the Qur'an was sent as a warning to those who fear Allah and seek forgiveness. An example is given of the time when Allah sent three Prophets to one town but the entire town rejected them except one man. It is told Allah blessed that believer with paradise and destroyed the wicked who opposed God. 

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Jul 18, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 18, Al-Kahf or the Cave, verses 18-31. These verses concludes the story of the Companions of the Cave, a group of men who took refuge in a cave to escape persecution for their beliefs. The point of the story is to resolve the disputed issue of life after death but instead people got caught up in debating numbers and years but not the main point of the story. The next section talks about how no one is authorized to change the Word of God and lastly, how the Qur'an invites us to make a choice - believe or disbelieve. 

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Jul 17, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 18, Al-Kahf or the Cave, verses 1-17. The first few verses contain an admonition against those who say that Allah has begotten any progeny, specifically a son. Then we begin to the story of the Companions of the Cave, a group of young men who were forced to take refuge in a cave to escape persecution for their beliefs in God. 

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Jul 16, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 7, Al-A'râf or the Heights, verses 26-39. These verses warns the Children of Adam not to fall into the same traps which befell their progenitor, Adam, and asserts that Allah never commands what is shameful. It instructs people to dress decently and eat the good food of the earth. Lastly, the Children of Adam are directed to the follow the examples provided by the Messengers of Allah. 

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Jul 15, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘râf or the Heights, verses 1-25. These verses assert that the Messengers of God, as well as the people to whom they were sent, will be questioned on the Day of Judgment. Next it begins the story of Iblis (or Satan), who vowed to mislead Adam and his descendants and led them away from the straight path. 

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Jul 14, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 23, Al-Mu'minun or the Believers, verses 23-50. These verses recount how God sent Prophet Noah to guide his people and then drowned all the disbelievers in the great flood. Afterward, God sent Prophet Hüd whose people were destroyed by a mighty blast after calling him an impostor. After Hüd, God sent Prophet Moses to minister to the Pharaoh of Egypt and his chiefs.

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Jul 13, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 23, Al-Mu'minun or the Believers, verses 1-22. These verses cover the characteristics of true believers, the creation of humanity and the purpose of heaven and earth. 

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Jul 12, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 41, Fussilât (or Expounded), verses 19-32. These verses details the proceedings of the Day of Judgment when people's own body parts (ears, eyes, etc) will bear witness against them for their misdeeds. These people who do not heed the Qur'an will be punished while those who affirm their fidelity to Allah will be assigned angels for their protection. 

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Jul 11, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 41, Fussilât (or Expounded), verses 1-18. These verses show that the Qur'an is the giver of good news and warns those who do not believe in the hereafter and do not pay charity. It goes into detail on the story of the creation of the earth, mountains, seasons, sky and the heavens. Lastly, there is a warning to the disbelievers in the examples of the 'Ad and the Thamud who were punished for their arrogance and defiance towards God. 

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Jul 10, 2018

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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Jul 9, 2018

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 8, 2018

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 7, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 27, An-Naml or the Ants, verses 15-44. These verses cover the story of Sulaimãn or Solomon on whom God bestowed much wisdom as well as power over jinns, men, birds, ants and the wind. It tells the story of the hoopoe bird which brought him news of the Queen fo Sheba, the communications between Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and her eventual embrace of God. 

Tafseer for this Surah contains an explanation of the parable of the Ants and an explanation of the Hoopoe bird. 

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Jul 6, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 27, An-Naml or the Ants, verses 1-14. These verses proclaim the Qur'an as a guide and bearing good news for the Believers. Next is told the story of Prophet Moses' selection as a Messenger of God and the nine signs which he showed to the Pharaoh of Egypt. 

Tafseer for this Surah explains the nine signs themselves. 

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Jul 5, 2018

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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Jul 4, 2018

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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Jul 3, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 16-44. These verses assert that Allah created and decorated the heavens and created everything suitable for human life on Earth. Next is told the story of Adam's creation, how the Angels kneeled before Adam, except for Iblis or Satan. He and his followers are destined for Hell. 

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Jul 2, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 15, Al-Hijr or the Rocky Tract, verses 1-15. These verses discuss how, on the Day of Judgment, the unbelievers will wish that they themselves were Muslim and that Allah has taken personal responsibility for preserving the Qur'an. 

Tafseer for this selection regards the name of this Surah - Al Hijr or the Rocky Tract. 

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Jul 1, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah, Verses 21-39. These verses detail the rewards for believers, how Allah might use a gnat as a parable which only believers will understand, and the story of Adam and his fall from grace and subsequent repentance. 

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Jun 30, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 1-20. In these first verses, the Qur'an is introduced as a guide for those who are conscious of God. Next proceeds a discussion of hypocrites and the consequences of their actions, concluding with examples of the hypocrites' deeds. 

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Jun 29, 2018

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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Jun 28, 2018

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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Jun 27, 2018

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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Jun 26, 2018

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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