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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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May 1, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 33, Al-Ahzãb or the Confederates, verses 53-73. These verses discuss conduct with the Prophet and his wives, blessings for the Prophet, dress code for women, punishment for Hypocrites and scandal mongers, and how the unbelievers will ask for double punishment from their leaders on the Day of Judgment. 

Tafseer concerns the screen or hijab for the Prophet's wives in verses 53-55. 

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Apr 30, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 33, Al-Ahzãb or the Confederates, verses 35-52. These verses teach that it is not befitting for believers to have an option in what has been decided by God and his Messenger. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is not a father to the men but a Messenger and Seal of the Prophethood and sent as a bearer of good news and a spreader of light. Lastly, information about divorce without a waiting period, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) marrying more than 4 wives and a restriction on this exception. 

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Apr 29, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 13, Ar-Ra'd or The Thunder, verses 38-43. These verses discuss the Messengers of God and the powers they do and don't possess. When God commands, there is no reversing it for God is the Master of all planning. 

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Apr 28, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 77, Al-Mursalãt or Those Sent Forth, verses 29-50. These verses speak of the Day of Judgement, when the disbelievers will be asked to walk towards the fires of hell and the righteous will be given all they desire. Finally, a warning is delievered to the disbelievers. 

Tafseer explains the double allegory of the "yellow sparks" contained in verse 32-33. 

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Apr 27, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 77, Al-Mursalãt or Those Sent Forth, verses 1-28. In these verses, Allah swears that the Day of Judgment will be established and woe to the disbelievers on that Day. 

Tafseer concerns the parable of life and death mentioned in verses 25 and 26. 

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Apr 26, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 130-140. These verses tell us that on Judgment Day, the unbelievers will confess that they were indeed unbelievers. The Mushrikeen give their deities preference over Allah and falsely attribute their self-imposed prohibitions to Allah's word. 

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Apr 25, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 122-129. These verses assert that when good and bad are treated alike, criminals are appointed as leaders. Whomever God wants to guide, he opens him up to Islam. In the end, the Jinns and the human beings who were misled by them will all be cast in to Hell. 

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Apr 24, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 63, Al-Munãfiqün or the Hypocrites, verses 1-11. This Surah has 3 major themes. 1) Hypocrisy is such a sin against Islam and Muslims that even the Prophet's prayer cannot obtain forgiveness against it. 2) Don't let riches and children divert you from remembrance of Allah. 3) Spend in the Way of Allah before death approaches you. 

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Apr 23, 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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Apr 22, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

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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Apr 21, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 42, Ash-Shura or the Consultation, verses 44-53. In this selection, it is asserted that the real losers are those who lose on the Day of Resurrection. God gives daughters and sons to whom he pleases. And it is explained that no human being can speak face-to-face with God. 

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Apr 20, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 42, Ash-Shura or the Consultation, verses 30-43. These verses affirm that whatever afflictions befall a person are the result of his/her own misdeeds. True believers are those who establish prayers, give charity and defend themselves when oppressed. 

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Apr 19, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 95, At-Tin or The Fig, verses 1-8. This Surah appeals to four sacred symbols to show that God created man in the best of molds but that man is capable of the utmost degradation unless he has Faith and leads a good life. 

Tafseer concerns the four sacred symbols mentioned in verse 1-3. 

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Apr 18, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection covers the entirety of Surah 73, Al-Muzzammil or the Enfolded One, verses 1-20. This surah talks about the significance of Prayer and humility in spiritual life and the fate of those who reject Faith and Revelation. 

Tafseer for this Surah is a short explanation of why Al-Muzzammil was one of Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) nicknames. 

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Apr 17, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 274-286. These verse discuss the reward for charity, usury, business dealings including loans, debts and credit, witnesses for business transactions and security deposits. It ends with a discussion of the true belief of Prophets and Muslims and a believers supplications to God. 

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Apr 16, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 261-273. These verses contain a parable about spending in charity, what makes charity worthless, charity vs just showing off, spending the best portion of one's wealth, the advantage of giving in private and lastly, who is eligible for charity. 

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Apr 15, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 249-260. These verses continue the story of King Saul of the Israelites and how his people failed a test of their belief. Next the episode where David killed Goliath. Next we learn about the ranks of the Messengers of God, spending in charity, the famous Ayat al Kursi or the Verse of the Throne, that there is no compulsion in religion and lastly, a story of the confrontation between Prophet Abraham and King Nimrod, and a story about Prophet Ezra. 

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Apr 14, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 84-95. These verses talk of Prophet Shu'aib's address to hise people who were cheating in their business transactions and the consequences of their negative response. 

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Apr 13, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 69-83. These verses tell of the good news sent to Prophet Abraham of the coming births of a son, Isaac, and later, his grandson Jacob. Next the story of Prophet Lot and his mission and challenges with the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns Lot's daughters in verse 78 and a further explanation of the fates of Sodom and Gomorrah told in verse 83. 

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Apr 12, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 22, Al-Hajj or Pilgrimmage, verses 65-78. These verses drive home the omnipotence of God - to give you life and death, to cause you to come back to life for his Judgment. And it is only Allah who can create life, even a creature like a fly and choose Messengers to spread his word. 

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Apr 11, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 22, Al-Hajj or Pilgrimmage, verses 49-64. These verses assert that those who accept the truth will be forgiven while others will be punished. On the Day of Judgment, God himself will be the Judge of all. And those who migrate for the sake of Allah will be generously rewarded. 

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Apr 10, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 116-135. These verses tell the story of Adam's creation and Satan's temptation of him. Yet God forgave Adam and guided him to the right way. Those who do not read the Qur'an and follow its guidance will be raised as blind on the Day of Resurrection. Do not envy others' worldly benefits; rather seek Allah's pleasure instead. . 

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Apr 9, 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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Apr 8, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 104-109. These verses assert that no one other than Allah can harm or benefit you and ends with a declaration that with the guidance of Allah having arrived, it is your choice to follow or not to follow. 

Tafseer for this selection focuses on individual vs group faith in verse 104 and the criterion of right and wrong in verse 108. 

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Apr 7, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 83-103. These verses rehearse the story of Prophet Moses and the Pharaoh of Egypt and how the Children of Israel were delivered from bondage and provided the good things in life. Lastly, we are reminded that forcing someone to convert to Islam is strictly prohibited. 

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