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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 29, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 33 (Al-Ahzãb), Verses 1-20

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Summary

Today's selection is from Surah 33, Al-Ahzãb or the Confederates, verses 1-20. These verses claim that neither wives nor sons become your mothers nor real sons, the Prophet's wives are like the believers' mothers, and blood relations have greater claims than others in the Book of God. Next it discuss the Battle of the Trench, the attitudes of Hypocrites during that time and the punishment for those who discourage others from participating in the fight against the unbelievers. 

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Aug 27, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 69 (Al-Hâqqah), Verses 38-52

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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Aug 26, 2016

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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Aug 25, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 69 (Al-Hâqqah), Verses 1-18

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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Aug 24, 2016

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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Aug 23, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 30 (Ar-Rüm), Verses 1-19

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 30, Ar-Rüm or the Romans, verses 1-19. At the time this Surah was revealed, the defeat of the Christian Romans at the hands of the pagan Syrians was seen as a sign that the Muslims would be defeated by the Arab unbelievers. In response, God sent glad tidings of a future Roman victory in the coming years as a herald of future Muslim victories. 

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Aug 21, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 31 (Luqmân), Verses 20-34

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 31, Luqmân, verses 20-34. These verses discuss the danger of blindly following our forefathers, the inexhaustible nature of Allah's guidance and how even parents won't be able to intervene on our behalfs on the Day of Judgment. 

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Aug 20, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 31 (Luqmân), Verses 1-19

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 31, Luqmân, verses 1-19. These verses contain wisdom given to the Prophet Luqmân regarding shirk as well as duties to our parents and advice about moral behavior and interaction. 

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Aug 19, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 46 (Al-Ahqãf), Verses 1-20

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 46, Al-Ahqãf or the Winding Sand-Tracts, Verses 1-20. These verses discuss creation as a manifestation of truth, which no diety but Allah can confirm. The Qur'an is the word of God, not the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and conforms with the revelations given to Prophet Moses. Lastly, we are enjoined to treat our parents with kindness lest we be rebuked by Allah. 

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Aug 18, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 42 (Ash-Shura), Verses 1-19

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 42, Ash-Shura or the Consultation, verses 1-19. These verses tell of how the heavens might have broken apart those who elevate Allah's creatures to His rank if the Angels had not begged for forgiveness of the residents of Earth. Furthermore, Islam is the same Deen or Way of Life which was embraced by Prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. There was all ordered to establish the worship of God and not to create divisions or sects. 

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Aug 1, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 58 (Al-Mujãdalah)

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection covers the entirety of Surah 58, Al-Mujãdalah or the Pleading, verses 1-22. In this Surah, all false pretenses and superstitions, especially those which degrade the position of women such as divorce through Zihar (or calling one's wife as one's mother), are condemned, - as well as secret consultations between men and intrigues with falsehood, mischief and sedition. 

Tafseer for this Surah covers the background which led to the outlawing of the pagan practice of divorce through Zihar. 

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Jul 24, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 44 (Adh-Dukhân), Verses 1-29

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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Jul 21, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 36 (Yâ-Sin), Verses 1-32

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 13, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 38 (Sâd), Verses 27-40

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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Jul 2, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 2 (Al-Baqarah), Verses 211-221

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Summary

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 211-221. These verses discuss the position of believers vs disbelievers on the Day of Judgment, the obligation of charity in the name of Allah, prohibition against fighting during Ramadan, prohibition against drinking and gambling, dealing with orphans justly and marrying non-muslims. 

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Jun 29, 2016
Year 2 - Surah 49 (Al-Hujurât)

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Summary 

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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Jun 20, 2016
Muhammad Ali, Omar Mateen and the

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

This is a bonus episode of the 17 Verses podcast. I’ve still released a Qur’anic recitation for today so feel free to download that episode as well. 

I've been thinking a lot lately about peace and loss and violence and the myths we teach each other about the existence and lives and beliefs of the "Other". Muhammad Ali, Omar Mateen, a total vision of Islam... how do we reconcile ourselves, live our Deen and in Peace.

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Jan 11, 2016
Astaghfirullah - An Holistic Approach to the Qur'an

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

This is a bonus episode of the 17 Verses podcast. I've still released a Qur'anic recitation for today so feel free to download that episode as well. 

After doing over 200 episodes, I wanted to share some of my impressions on this journey. I am also grateful to each and everyone who has downloaded a podcast or shared feedback. 

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Dec 24, 2015
BONUS: Milad-un-Nabi - The Prophet's Last Sermon

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

This is a bonus episode of the 17 Verses Podcast. Today is Milad-un-Nabi or Prophet Muhammad's birthday (pbuh). The Prophet's birthday is celebrated with varying degrees throughout the Muslim world so I thought it would be fitting to relay to you the Last Sermon of Prophet Muhammad. 

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Jul 30, 2015
How to Subscribe

I hope you will all bear with me while I work to refine this website. A new re-design will be coming shortly, which should make it easier to subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher or via RSS.

In addition to clicking on individual episodes via this website, here are the links for subscribing to the podcast in various mediums:

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Jun 25, 2015
Surah 0 - Introduction to the 17 Verses Podcast

Welcome to Surah 0 of the 17 Verses Podcast. I wanted to take the time to explain why I created this podcast and what we're hoping to accomplish by it. Join us, as we explore the Qur'an one day at a time.

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