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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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Apr 12, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 11, Hüd, verses 96-109. Theseverses discuss the fate of the Pharaoh of Egypt and his chiefs whowere warned by Prophet Moses to listen to God's word but gave noheed. 

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Apr 11, 2017

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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 10, 2017

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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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Apr 9, 2017

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Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 110-120. These verses assert that the Muslim Nation is the best designed to enjoy good and forbid evil. It discusses some of the righteous among the People of the Book, condemns hypocritical charity and claims that intimate friendship should only exist among believers. 

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Apr 8, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 127-147. These verses command us to establish justice for women, orphan girls and helpless children. Be humble and featful in your dealings with God. Stand firm for justice, believe wholeheartedly, and remember that the hypocrites have double standards. 

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Apr 7, 2017

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Today's selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 116-126. These verses remind us that shirk is an unforgivable sin. Such a practice leads Shaitãn to create false desires in men. Only Allah can grant Paradise to the righteous and only to true Muslims. 

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Apr 6, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 105-115. These verses talk about establishing justice based on Divine guidance, warn against slander and falsely accusing innocents, Allah's special favors to the Prophet and prohibition of secret counsels except in limited circumstances. 

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Apr 5, 2017

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Today's selection concludes Surah 43, Az-Zukhruf or the Golden Adornments, verses 79-89. These verses are a refutation of the Christian belief that God has a son. If God did have a son, Prophet Muhammad would be the first to worship him. 

Tafseer for this selection deals with the translation of verse 86. 

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Apr 4, 2017

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Today's selection is from Surah 43, Az-Zukhruf or the Golden Adornments, verses 68-78. These verses discribe a scene from Heaven and a separate scene from Hell. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the descriptions of the gardens of Heaven and its delights. 

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Apr 3, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 21, Al-Anbiyã’ or the Prophets, verses 94-112. These verses cover three topics. Whoever does good deeds and believes will be rewarded. The Day of Judgment and the fates of the believers and unbelievers. And the blessing that is Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). 

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Apr 2, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 21, Al-Anbiyã’ or the Prophets, verses 76-93. These verses discuss the blessings and favors bestowed upon the Prophets Noah, David, Solomon, Job, Ishmael, Idris, Zul-kifl and Jonah by God. 

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Apr 1, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 70, Al-Ma‘ãrij or the Ways of Ascent, verses 19-35. These verses describe the characteristics of the practicing believers as opposed to those who are impatient and lose hope easily. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the true nature of charity discussed in verse 25. 

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Mar 31, 2017

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Summary

Today's selection concludes from Surah 70, Al-Ma‘ãrij or the Ways of Ascent, verses 36-44. These verses assert that Paradise is not for the disbelievers and that their eyes will be downcast and their countenances distorted with shame on the Day of Judgment. 

Tafseer for this selection addresses the animal part of man in verse 39 and the tone of this set of verses. 

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Mar 30, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 66, At-Tahrïm or the Prohibition, verses 1-12. The topics covered in this Surah are: do not make something lawful which Allah has made unlawful. The wives of the Prophet (pbuh) are admonished regarding their behavior with him. Believers are commanded to turn to Allah in repentance. And lastly, the example of the wives of Noah and Lot who will go to Hell while the wives of the Pharaoh of Egypt and Maryam, mother of Prophet Jesus, will go to Paradise. 

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Mar 29, 2017

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Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 81, At-Takwïr or the Folding Up, verses 1-29. This Surah serves up a series of graphic images portraying the break-up of the world and the enforcement of personal responsibility for each soul. This is followed by a passage showing how the Qura'nic revelation is true and revealed through the Angel Gabriel. Revelation is given for man's spiritual guidance. 

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Mar 28, 2017

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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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Mar 27, 2017

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Summary

Today's selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 105-115.These verses recount a scene from the Day of Judgment and reasserts that the Qur'an was sent to teach and remind Mankind of God. 

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Mar 26, 2017

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Today's selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 90-104. These verses continue the story of Prophet Moses & Aaron after their escape from the Pharaoh and Moses's inquiry about idol worshipping among the Children of Israel, his decision about Samiri and his address to his people. Finally, we are reminded that the life of this world is fleeting and nothing in length compared to life in the hereafter. 

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Mar 25, 2017

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Today's selection concludes Surah 18, Al-Kahf or the Cave, verses 83-110. These verses tell the story of King Zul-Qarnain then discuss the fates of the mushrikin and the believers of the Day of Judgment and end by reminding us the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is a human being like all of us. 

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Mar 24, 2017

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Today's selection is from Surah 18, Al-Kahf or the Cave, verses 71-82. This selection concludes the story of Prophet Moses and a man named Khizr, whom the Prophet had sought out so as to learn some wisdom which God had imparted upon Khizr. 

Tafseer for this selection elaborates on two additional points we are to take from this story. 

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Mar 23, 2017

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Today's selection is from Surah 18, Al-Kahf or the Cave, verses 60-70. This selection begins the story of Prophet Moses travelling to find a man named Khidr, whom Allah had imported with some knowledge. Khidr warned Prophet Moses that he would not be able to bear with him. 

Tafseer for this selection explains how this story is to illustrate 2 of 4 specific points. 

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Mar 22, 2017

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Today's selection covers the entirety of Surah 65, At-Talãq or Divorce, verses 1-12. These verses discuss how to conduct oneself during 'Iddat or the period before a divorce takes effect, so as to be equitable and charitable to both parties. 

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Mar 21, 2017

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Today's selection concludes Surah 90, Al-Fajr or the Dawn, verses 15-30. These verses deal with trials and tribulations of Man and how he takes good fortune for granted and mistakenly wails in indignation when things don't go his way when in reality, he did not deserve glad tidings. The Day of Judgment will be too late for him to change his ways. 

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Mar 20, 2017

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Today's selection is from Surah 90, Al-Fajr or the Dawn, verses 1-14. These 14 verses deal with the mystic symbols which call our attention to God and contrasts them with examples of ancient nations and people who defied the will of God and thus were visited with terrible punishments. 

Tafseer for this 14 verses deals with the mystic symbols which call our attention to God and contrasts them with examples of ancient nations and people who defied the will of God and thus were visited with terrible punishments. 

 

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Mar 19, 2017

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Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 164-176. These verse give us signs from nature to recognize God, discusses the punishments of the mushrikeen, regretting one's actions on the Day of Judgment, advises us not to follow inthe footsteps of Shaitan, not to profess faith blindly, instructs us on forbidden foods and finally admonishes us that those who hide the truth for worldly gains swallow nothing but fire. 

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