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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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Mar 12, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 79, An-Nazi‘ãt or Those Who Tear Out, verses 27-46. These verses talk of the difficulty, or ease, as it were, of the creation of man as compared to the creation of the heavens and earth and then ends with with a missive on punishment and reward on the Day of Judgment. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the heavens mentioned in 28 and the purpose of night and day mentioned in verse 29. 

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Mar 11, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 79, An-Nazi‘ãt or Those Who Tear Out, verses 1-26. These verses talk of the end times when the righteous and the wicked will face the ultimate judgment of Hell. Next is a lesson about arrogance from the time of Moses and the Pharaoh of Egypt. 

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Mar 10, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 130-141. These verses talk of the scourge of God against the Pharaoh of Egypt and his chiefs and their final destruction. God then rescued the Children of Israel but they still disbelieved in one God. 

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Mar 9, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 130-143. These verses deal with the prohibition against usury. Then they move on to Allah's love of charitable people and how believers are promised to have the upper hand though not without encountering trials and tribulations. 

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Mar 8, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 121-129. These verses talk about the lessons from the early Muslims' battles at Badr and Uhud. 

Tafseer for this selection is a further explanation of the significance of those battles.

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Mar 7, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection consists of three very short surahs.

The first is Surah 97, Al-Qadr or the Night of Power or Honour. This surah deals with Laylatul Qadr, one of the most important nights in the Muslim calendar. 

The second is Surah 98, Al-Bayyinah or the Clear Evidence. This Surah is about how the People of the Book were united until they received the guidance of Allah as well as the commandment to establish prayers and pay charity. 

The third is Surah 99, Al-Zalzalah or the Earthquake. This short Surah reports on how an earthquake (metaphorically speaking) will herald the Day of Judgment and on that day, men will be shown the record of their acts. 

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Mar 6, 2018

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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Mar 5, 2018

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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Mar 4, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 236-248. These verses give commandments relating to dowry in case of divorce, guarding one's Prayers, executing a last will and testament, fighting in the path of Allah without the fear of death and lastly, the beginning of a story about the Israelites and their king Talüt (Saul)

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Mar 3, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 222-235. These verses deal with various marital and marriage-related topics - sex during menstruation, conjugal relationships, re-marriage, laws related to divorce, a commandment to treat divorced women honorably and kindly, no restrictions on re-marriage for divorcees, re-marrying for widows and no restrictions on re-marriage for widows. 

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Mar 2, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 23, Al-Mu'minun or the Believers, verses 93-118. In these verses, we are counseled to repel evil with good by seeking refuge with God against Shaitan's temptations. Those who don't follow this advice will wish they could have a do-over but it will be too late on the Day of Judgment at which point this life will feel like it was less than one day and the unbelievers will never attain salvation. 

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Mar 1, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 23, Al-Mu'minun or the Believers, verses 78-92. In these verses, humans are admonished for not showing gratitude to Allah. Even the disbelievers recognize the existence of God. And Allah has never begotten a son, nor is there any other deity besides him. 

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Feb 28, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 23, Al-Mu'minun or the Believers, verses 51-77. In these verses Allah declares that there is but one religion and but one Lord. God does not charge any soul with more than it can bear. Lastly, those who do not believe in the hereafter will stray further and further away from the Right Path. 

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Feb 27, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 93, Ad-Dhuhã or the Glorious Morning Light. This Surah served as consolation from God to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) during a difficult period in his ministry. 

Tafseer for this Surah concerns the mention of morning and night in verses 1-2. 

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Feb 26, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

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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Feb 25, 2018

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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Feb 24, 2018

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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Feb 23, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 54, Al-Qamar or the Moon, verses 23-40. These recount the stories of the people of Thamud and the people of Prophet Lot. Both groups of people called their Prophets liars despite the clarity of God's warnings and were visited with a terrible scourge as a result. 

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Feb 22, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 54, Al-Qamar or the Moon, verses 1-22. These verses discuss the drawing near of the Day of Judgment and how the unbelievers do not pay attention to the signs of Allah. It asserts that the Quran's admonitions have been made easy to understand so are there any who would take its admonitions? 

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Feb 21, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 73-89. This selection discusses Allah's order to make Jihãd against hypocrites and unbelievers and the behavior of hypocrites relating to the bounty of Allah. In historical context, these people did not join the Tabük expedition and subsequently God decreed a prohibition against offers funerary prayer for these hypocrites. 

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Feb 20, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba, verses 60-72. It concerns categories of distribution for zakat or compulsory charity, hypocritical actions and their punishments and believers' actions and their rewards.

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Feb 19, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 27, An-Naml or the Ants, verses 83-93. These verses depict a scene from the Doomsday and assert that those who accept guidance do so to their own good whereas those who go astray do so at their own peril. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the night and day mentioned in verse 86 and accepting Islam and preaching the word in verse 92. 

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Feb 18, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 78-93. These verses recount how the disbelievers among the Children of Israel were cursed by the words of Prophets David and Jesus. We are instructed not to make halal things haram on our own, not to break oaths or drink alcohol, take drugs or gamble. 

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Feb 17, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 30, Ar-Rüm or the Romans, verses 41-60. These verses tell of how mischief in the land is the result of Man's own misdeeds. God sent his Messengers to guide the people; Allah helped the believers and those who rejected the message faced God's retribution. Lastly, it is God who has created you and will bring you to justice on the Day of Judgment. 

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Feb 16, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 30, Ar-Rüm or the Romans, verses 28-40. In these verses, we are reminded that the wrongdoers are led by their own desires without true knowledge. When an affliction befalls a people, they cry out to God but after God helps them, they commit shirk instead. Lastly, we hear the commandment to give one's relatives their due and likewise to the poor and travelers in need. 

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