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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 5, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 56, Al-Wãqi‘a or the Inevitable, verses 39-56. These verses talk of the third of three groups into which some of mankind will be divided - the punishment of those who appear on the left-hand. 

Tafseer for this selection contrasts the those in Bliss from the previous episode and those of misery in today's selection as well as a refresher on the Tree of Zaqqûm, which was mentioned in a previous episode.

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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-waqia-56-39-56

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Jul 4, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 56, Al-Wãqi‘a or the Inevitable, verses 1-38. These verses talk of the inevitable Doomsday of Manink when they will be divided into three group. This selection describes the first two groups. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the "companions" of the Righteous in Heaven. 

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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-waqia-56-1-38

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Jul 3, 2017

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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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-baqarah-2-21-39

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Jul 2, 2017

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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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-baqarah-2-1-20/

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Jul 1, 2017

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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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-naml-27-15-44

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Jun 30, 2017

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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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-naml-27-1-14

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Jun 29, 2017

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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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-muminun-23-51-77

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Jun 28, 2017

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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Jun 27, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 26-40. These verses discuss how on the Day of Judgment, God will humiliate the arrogant and cast them into Hell while the righteous will enter Paradise. God has sent the Prophets to warn against the unbelievers' excuse that if God wanted, people would not worship anyone else. 

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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-nahl-16-26-40

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Jun 26, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 1-25.

These verses concern the revelations sent down to warn people of the shahadah - that there is no god but God. It talks of the purpose of animals such as cattle for the benefit of humans, the power of Allah to furnish the earth with rains to sustain agriculture, and the mountains which stabilize the land. There are so many gifts from Allah for mankind yet the unbelievers act reprehensibly and ungratefully in return.

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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/y3-nahl-16-1-25

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May 27, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Welcome to a bonus episode of the 17 Verses podcast. As today is the first day of Ramadan (at least in my neck of the woods), I wanted to wish everyone Ramadan Kareem and also re-release a selection from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 183-196. These verses concern fasting and prayer, as well as issues of defending one's faith from aggressors during the month of Ramadan. 

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Show notes and text episode: http://www.17verses.com/ramadan-2017-baqarah-2-183-196/

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Sep 11, 2016

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today marks the second day of the Hajj, which is the pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims must make once in their lifetime. It is also known as the Day of Arafah or Yawm al-Arafah. Today, we will be relaying to you, Du'a Arafah, which is a Shi'a prayer recited on this day, and the Prophet's Last Sermon which was given on this day in the 9th year of the Islamic calendar.

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The text of the Prophet's Last Sermon can be found at: http://www.17verses.com/bonus-day-arafah-dua-prophets-last-sermon

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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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The text of the Prophet's Last Sermon can be found at: http://www.17verses.com/bonus-prophet-last-sermon

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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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