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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 7, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 90-99. These verses talk of genuine exemptions from staying away from battle and those hypocrites who make excuses to avoid serving in armed struggle. 

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May 6, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 100, Al-‘Ãdiyãt or Those That Run, verses 1-11. This Surah talks about the irresistible nature of spiritual power and knowledge, contrasted with man's ingratitude, pettiness, helplessness and ignorance. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the metaphors and and symbols enforcing this surah in verses 1-5. 

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May 5, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 62, Al-Jumu‘ah or Friday, verses 1-11. This surah makes 3 major points. Allah has appointed Muhammad (pbuh) as his Messenger. God has rebutted the claims of the Jews to be the favorites of Allah to the exclusion of others. And finally a commandment relating to the obligation of Friday Prayers. 

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May 4, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 160-175. These verses talk of the message of Prophet Lot and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. 

Tafseer for this selection connects the Muslim telling of Prophet Lot to the Biblical narrative in the Book of Genesis.

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May 3, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 141-159. These verses talk of Prophet Saleh and his mission to his people, the Thamüd and the destruction of theose disbelievers. 

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May 2, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 76, which goes by two names names, Al-Insan which mean Man or Adh-Dahr which means the Times, verses 13-31. These verses describe how an exemplary life in heaven awaits those who choose to believe. Finally, it is explained that Allah sent the Qur'an gradually according to the issues facing mankind. 

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May 1, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 76, which goes by two names names, Al-Insan which mean Man or Adh-Dahr which means the Times, verses 1-12. These verses detail that the Universe existed before mankind existed. Then God created Man and provided him with free will, ie the ability to believe or disbelieve. 

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Apr 30, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 82, Al-Infitãr or the Cleaving Asunder, verses 1-19. This Surah covers three major points - a description as to what will happen on the Day of Judgment; the fact that guardian angels are assigned to each individual, recording each and every action; and finally, Allah Himself will be the Judge on that Day. 

Tafseer covers personal vs collective responsibility. 

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Apr 29, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 142-151. These verses detail Prophet Moses' communication with God at the top of Mount Tür where he was given the tablets of the Torah. Meanwhile, his people, the Israelites started the calf in his absence. 

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Apr 28, 2017

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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Apr 27, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 109-129. These verses tell of Prophet Moses' confrontation with the magicians of the Pharaoh of Egypt and the Pharaoh's revenge against the people of Moses. 

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Apr 26, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

First off, I want to wish a Merry Christmas to all. I hope this day, however you celebrate it, is a joyful one. Today's selection concludes Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 109-120. Because it's Christmas, I wanted to choose some passages which involve Prophet Jesus. This selection discusses the favors of God upon Prophet Jesus (or Isa) and the miracles he was given. It also discusses the testimony of Prophet Jesus concerning Christians on the Day of Judgment. 

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Apr 25, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 5, Al-Mâ‘idah or the Repast, verses 94-108. These verses talk of the prohibition of hunting while in Ihram (pilgrim gear) during Hajj and the penalty for doing so. God has made the Ka'bah an eternal sanctuary for mankind. Superstitions are prohibited in Islam. Lastly, there is instruction concerning last wills and testaments and the testimony of witnesses. 

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Apr 24, 2017

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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Apr 23, 2017

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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Apr 22, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 177-182. These verses give an Islamic definition of righteousness, laws of equality and the commandment of Allah to execute a last will and testament. 

Tafseer for this selection expounds upon using the word equality rather than retribution or retaliation in verse 178 as well as the use of the word "brother" to represent an aggrieved party.

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Apr 21, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 167-182. These verses recount that Allah has promise to help His Messengers and His devotees. 

Tafseer for this selection talks about those who complain that the message of Allah had not been sent to their ancestors. 

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Apr 20, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 139-166. These verses tell the story of Prophet Jonah and the whale and address the unbelievers' false claims that the Angels are the daughters of Allah and Jinns are blood relations to Allah. 

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Apr 19, 2017

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This is a repost of the conclusion of Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 111-128. These verses talk of the Day of Judgment, that only Allah can declare what is lawful (halal) and unlawful (haram), that Prophet Abraham was a worthy model and leave us with the admonition to call others towards the Way of Allah. 

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Apr 18, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 90-110. These verses discuss the good deeds which Allah commands and the evil which he forbids. What is with you is transitory and what is with Allah is everlasting. Unbelievers accused Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) of learning the Qur'an from another man but that man was a non-Arab while the Qur'an was revealed in Arabic. 

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Apr 17, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 16, An-Nahl or the Bees, verses 77-89. These verses reminds us of the signs of Allah in the lives of birds and other animals. on the Day of Judgment, a witness will be called from each nation and those who ignored the signs will face the reality of their false gods. 

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Apr 16, 2017

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 15, 2017

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 14, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 111-121. These verses speak of the opposition encountered by all Messengers of God from Shaitãn and his minions and counsels Muslims only to eat meat on which Allah's name has been pronounced. 

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Apr 13, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 11, Hüd, verses 110-123. These verses discuss what happened when differences of opinion arose about the Torah, which was given to Prophet Moses. Next we are reminded that God does not let the reward of the righteous be wasted and finally the freedom of choice given to mankind is from God. 

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