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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 28, 2017

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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Aug 27, 2017

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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Aug 26, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 35, Fãtir or the Originator, verses 38-45. These verses assert that God has not sent any Book which had a provision allowing Shirk (or associating others with Allah). To that end, plotting evil will recoil on none but its author and if God were to punish people for their wrongdoing, not even an animal would be left around them. 

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Aug 25, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 35, Fãtir or the Originator, verses 15-37. These verses assert that mankind is in need of God, not the other way around. The living and the dead are not alike; you cannot make those who are buried in the grave hear you. Finally those who recite the Qur'an, establish prayer and give charity may hope for God's blessings and rewards whereas those who disbelieve shall have the painful punishment of everlasting hell-fire. 

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Aug 24, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 35, Fãtir or the Originator, verses 1-14. These verses assert that none can withhold or award blessings besides Allah. Those who consider evil deeds to be good cannot be guided to the Right Path. Honor comes from obedience to God. And finally, how dieties besides Allah can neither hear nor evenown a thread of a date-stone. 

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Aug 23, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 24, An-Nûr or The Light, verses 27-40. These verses discuss etiquette for entering other people's houses, required behavior in mixed gender settings, marriage, and granting freedom to slaves. Next a series of inspirational passages asserting that Allah is the Light is the heavens and earth, Allah's light is found in places of worship and the deeds of the unbelievers are like a mirage in a sandy desert. 

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Aug 22, 2017

 As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 24, An-Nûr or The Light, verses 1-26. This selection deal with the punishments for both men and women found guilty of fornication (or sex outside of marriage). It also hands down punishments for men who falsely accuse women of fornication and women who falsely accuse a man of fornication as well as what to do with accusations of adultery. An instance of these rules is highlighted when a false accusation was brought against one of the Prophet's wives, 'Aisha, who was ultimately cleared. Lastly, the believers are exhorted not to follow Satan or take part in false accusations and calumny or slander. 

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Aug 21, 2017

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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Aug 20, 2017

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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Aug 19, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 43, Az-Zukhruf or the Golden Adornments, verses 36-56. These verses declare that he who turns away from remember of Allah, Allah will appoint a Shaitan (or evil one) to be his intimate friend. Hold fast to the Qur'an if you want to be right guided. Lastly, a quick vignette of Prophet Moses' fight with the Pharaoh of Egypt and the Pharaoh's fate for ridiculing Moses. 

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Aug 18, 2017

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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Aug 17, 2017

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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Aug 16, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 13, Ar-Ra'd or The Thunder, verses 19-37. These verses discuss the fates of those who fulfill their pledges to God vs those who do not. It is the remembrance of God which provides tranquility to one's heart for there is no God but Him and all things are subject to his command. and Allah watches every soul minutely. 

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Aug 15, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 13: Ar-Ra'd or The Thunder, verses 1-18. This selection deals with the creation of the heavens and the earth and the proof of Allah's work in the trees, fruits and foods which populate the world. Every nation of the world has been sent a Messenger of God in the past and Allah demands worship alone, not with other deities or creatures as he will not change the circumstances of a people until they change themselves, or else they will have no escape from his wrath. 

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Aug 14, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 87-96. These verses tell of the advent of Prophet Jesus. It recounts how the Jews knowingly rejected the truth, their love for the calf outpacing their love for God, the nature of their beliefs and how their claim of exclusive right to inherit paradise has been put to the test. 

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Aug 13, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 60-71. These verses recount several stories of Prophet Moses (pbuh) and the Children of Israel. Included are when Prophet Moses (pbuh) found water by striking a rock, the Israelites' covenants with Allah, punishment for violating the Sabbath, and their attitude toward sacrificing a cow in the name of God.  

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Aug 12, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 28, Al-Qasas or the Narrations, verses 22-42. 

These verses continue the story of Prophet Musa (or Moses) after he fled from Pharaoh for killing a man, his arrival in the city of Madyan and his marriage. Later, we learn of his ascent of Mt Tûr, his conversation with God and his appointment as a Messenger of God. Lastly, the story of Moses' struggle with Pharaoh and his chiefs and their defeat. 

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Aug 11, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 28, Al-Qasas or the Narrations, verses 1-21. These verses begin the story of Prophet Musa (Moses), including Pharaoh's plot to kill the sons of the Israelites, and Prophet Moses' youth and how he escaped retribution after killing a man. 

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Aug 10, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 34-51. These verses continue the story of Prophet Moses' encounter with Pharaoh wherein the latter took Moses' miracles as magic and summoned his magicians. However, the magicians all converted upon seeing Prophet Moses' miracles. 

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Aug 9, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 1-33. These are very, very short verses so that's why we're nearly doubling our average of 17 today. This selection speaks of the dedication of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to the guidance of mankind. Then it discusses the assignment of Prophet Moses as a Messenger and his dialogue with the Pharaoh of Egypt as well as Moses' miracles. 

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Aug 8, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 35-50. These verses discuss struggling in God's name and the punishment for stealing. Next there is a discussion of how if God intends to test a person, even the Prophet could not intervene, the laws of the Torah, and finally, establishing justice based on Allah's revelations. 

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Aug 7, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 20-34. These verses inform us of the behavior of the people of Prophet Moses towards their messenger and the curse which God placed on the Jews for 40 years. Next, the story of Adam's sons, one of whom committed murder. Lastly the decree of God regarding the killing of another human being and the punishment for waging war against God and his Messenger. 

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Aug 6, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 1-19. The selection discuss foods which are allowed and forbidden. It lays down guidelines for wudu (ablution prior to prayer) as well as the obligations of fasting and charity. There is a discussion regarding the Christians and Jews, how the Qur'an claims they have strayed from the path and verses originally brought to them. The Qur'an claims that there are no special children of Allah, as is claimed by both groups, given that such groups have from time to time been punished by God. Lastly, Christians and Jews are invited to hear the word of Islam. 

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Aug 5, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah, Verses 40-59. These verses deal with Allah's covenants with the Children of Israel, how God delivered them from Pharaoh and their trials and tribulations afterwards. This includes the period when they worshiped the calf, repented, and then questioned the Lord again.

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Aug 4, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 25-35. These verses concern Prophet Noah's ministry to his people and how they challenged him and invited the scourge of the flood upon themselves. 

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