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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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Nov 21, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 53 (An-Najm), Verses 33-62

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 53, An-Najm, verses 33-62. These verses reinforce the point that no soul will bear the burdens of another and there will be nothing left for a person except that for which he strove. 

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Nov 20, 2016

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 53, An-Najm, verses 26-32. These verses talk of the Angels of God and how they have no share in God's divinity, nor can take action without permission. People are urged not to claim piety for themselves, for Allah knows who is God-fearing and pious. 

Tafseer for this section concerns the female names given to the Angels by the Arab unbelievers of the Prophet's (pbuh) time in verse 26, the materialists vs those with a spiritual outlook in verses 29 and 30, and the nature and consequences of good and evil deeds mentioned in verse 31. 

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Nov 18, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 23 (Al-Mu’minun), verses 23-50

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 drown all the disbelievers in the great flood. Afterward, God sent Prophet Hüd whose people were destroye by a mighty blast after calling him an impostor. After Hüd, God sent Prophet Moses to minister to Pharaoh and his chiefs. 

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Nov 17, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 39 (Az-Zumar), Verses 42-52

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 39, Az-Zumar or the Crowds, verses 42-52. These verses assert that it is God who recalls who recalls the souls of people upon their death and the living people during their sleep. Furthermore, if the wrongdoers possess all the treasures of the earth and even more, they would gladly offer it as ransom to redeem themselves on the Day of Judgment. 

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Nov 13, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 5 (Al-Mâ‘idah), Verses 67-77

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

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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Nov 12, 2016

p>As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Summary 

Today's selection concludes Surah 25, Al-Furqân or The Criterion, verses 61-77. These verses describe the characteristics of the True Servants of God. 

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Nov 11, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 25 (Al-Furqân), Verses 45-60

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 25, Al-Furqân or The Criterion, verses 45-60. These verses discuss how Allah has made the night a mantle, sleep to rest and the day to work. Do not yield to the unbelievers, strive against them with the Qur'an and put your trust in the ever-living Allah. 

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Nov 10, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 25 (Al-Furqân), Verses 21-44

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Summary 

Today's selection is from Surah 25, Al-Furqân or The Criterion, verses 21-44. Topics in this selection include: The unbelievers who ask for angels today will ask for a stone barrier between them and the angels of punishment. An explanation of the wisdom behind revealing the Qur'an piecemeal rather than all at once. All nations which rejected Allah's revelations and his Messengers were destroyed. Finally, those who take their desires as their Gods are nothing but animals. 

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Nov 9, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 64 (At-Taghâbun)

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 64, At-Taghâbun or the Mutual Loss and Gain, Verses 1-18. This is the entire surah, which speaks of the mutual gain and loss of Good and Evil, contrasted in this life and in the Hereafter. 

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Nov 8, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 37 (As-Sãffãt), Verses 40-74

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 40-74. These verses discuss one of the scenes of heaven and an example of a conversion from a resident of heaven, and then concludes with a scene from hell where the wrongdoers languish. 

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Nov 6, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 46 (Al-Ahqãf), Verses 21-35

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 46, Al-Ahqãf or the Winding Sand-Tracts, Verses 21-35. These verses discuss the ancient nation of the 'Ad, who rejected Allah's message and faced destruction. A story of a group of jinns is related, who heard the message of Allah and became preachers of his message. Lastly, believers are encouraged to keep on passing the message of God and be patient in the face of the disbelievers. 

Tafseer for this Surah is an explanation of the meaning behind the phrase Al-Ahqãf. 

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Nov 5, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 44 (Adh-Dukhân), Verses 43-59

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 44, Adh-Dukhân or the Smoke, with verses 43-59. These verses lays out the food and drink which will be given to the sinners in Hell and the food and entertainment for the righteous who will go to Heaven.

The Tafseer for this selection is an explanation of the Tree of Zaqqum in verse 43 and the besetting sin discussed in this Surah. 

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Nov 4, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 44 (Adh-Dukhân), Verses 30-42

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 44, Adh-Dukhân or the Smoke, verses 30-42. These verses tell of the deliverance of the Children of Israel by God and how they were chosen above the nations of the world in spite of their weaknesses. 

This is a very short series of verses so I also included a short tafseer about the people of Tubba who are mentioned in verse 37 as well as an explanation of the "Day of Sorting Out" in verse 40. 

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Nov 3, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 4 (An-Nisâ), Verses 60-70

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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Nov 2, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 4 (An-Nisâ), Verses 43-59

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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Nov 1, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 28 (Al-Qasas), Verses 43-60

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 28, Al-Qasas or the Narrations, verses 43-60. These verses gives us information about the destruction of prior generations in order to teach us a lesson. It is asserted that righteous Jews & Christians can recognize the truth of the Qur'an, yet the Prophets cannot give guidance; it is God who gives guidance. 

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Oct 30, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 42 (Ash-Shura), Verses 20-29

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 42, Ash-Shura or the Consultation, verses 20-29. This selection posits that he who desires the harvest of the hereafter shall be given it manifold, but he who desires it in this life shall be give a portion here but shall have no share in the hereafter. 

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Oct 29, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 2 (Al-Baqarah), Verses 97-112

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 97-112. These verses detail the animosity of some for the Angel Jibreel or Gabriel, the faithlessness of the Israelites, accusations of witchcraft leveled against the Prophet Solomon, etiquette concerning Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and how Muslims can assure their place in Heaven, as opposed to the false claims of the Jews & Christians regarding their place in Paradise. 

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Oct 28, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 38 (Sâd), Verses 65-88

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is Surah 38, Sâd, verses 65-88. These verses remind us that the mission of Messengers of God is only to warn and declare that there is no god but God. The Surah concludes with the story of Adam and how Iblis or Satan disobeyed God. 

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Oct 27, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 38 (Sâd), Verses 41-64

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is Surah 38, Sâd, verses 41-64. These verses talk of Prophet Job, his sickness and relief by God and then close by reminding us about the reward of paradise and the punishment of hell. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns Job's patience as contrasted with his wife's impatience in verse 44 and his supposed oath to strike her in verse 44. 

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Oct 26, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 7 (Al-A'râf), Verses 54-72

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 25, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 7 (Al-A'râf), Verses 40-53

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 24, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 12 (Yüsuf), Verses 58-79

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 12, Yüsuf or Joseph, verses 58-79. These verses continue the story of Prophet Joseph after he had been appointed as a member of the King's cabinet. Joseph's brother's had to come to Egypt to get food and grain. Joseph, who was unrecognized by his brothers, commanded them to bring Benjamin, his younger brother. Joseph's brothers convinced their father to let them bring Benjamin, to whom Joseph revealed his identity and then hatched a plan to retain Benjamin in his services. 

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Oct 23, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 12 (Yüsuf), Verses 36-57

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 12, Yüsuf or Joseph, verses 36-57. These verses continue the story of Prophet Joseph after he was falsely accused of trying to seduce his master's wife and thrown into jail. In jail, he interpreted his fellow inmates' dreams. One was subsequently released and several years later, he came to Joseph to interpret the King of Egypt's dreams, which told of a famine to come. With the help of his former inmate, Joseph was exonerated of his crimes and then brought before the King and given a special place by the King's side. 

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Oct 22, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 54 (Al-Qamar), Verses 41-55

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 54, Al-Qamar or the Moon, verses 41-55. These verses repeat the theme of the previous two sections. This time, it was the people of the Pharaoh of Egypt who were punished for disblieving God's warnings. Now the question is asked of us, will we not heed God's admonitions? 

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