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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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Feb 15, 2018

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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Feb 14, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 101-110. These verses ask how God could have a son without a spouse and assert that clear proofs have come to mankind if only they could open their eyes to understand. We are instructed not to insult the deities whom the mushrikïn worship. Instead, understand that guidance depends on the attitude of the individual in question. 

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Feb 13, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

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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Feb 12, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 44, Adh-Dukhân or the Smoke, with verses 43-59. These verses lays out the food and drink which will be given to the sinners in Hell and the food and entertainment for the righteous who will go to Heaven.

The Tafseer for this selection is an explanation of the Tree of Zaqqum in verse 43 and the besetting sin discussed in this Surah. 

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Feb 11, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 44, Adh-Dukhân or the Smoke, verses 30-42. These verses tell of the deliverance of the Children of Israel by God and how they were chosen above the nations of the world in spite of their weaknesses. 

This is a very short series of verses so I also included a short tafseer about the people of Tubba who are mentioned in verse 37 as well as an explanation of the "Day of Sorting Out" in verse 40. 

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Feb 10, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 24, An-Nûr or The Light, verses 58-64. These verses discuss the etiquette of seeking permission to the enter the rooms of married couples, eating at houses other than your own and the requirement to attend meetings which require collective action. 

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Feb 9, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 24, An-Nûr or The Light, verses 41-57. These verses declare that everything in the heavens and earth glorifies and praises Allah. Those who claim to be true believers must demonstrate it through their actions as well. True believers respond to their Lord and his Messenger by saying, "We hear and we obey!" 

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Feb 8, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 29, Al-‘Ankabüt or the Spider, verses 45-69. These verses talk of Prayer as a way to keep away from shameful deeds. Furthermore, do no argue with the People of the Book except in good taste. As proof, we are asked to consider how many creatures do not carry their provisions with them. Allah provides for them as he provides for us. The list of this world is nothing but a past time; real life is the life of the hereafter. Lastly, those who strive in the cause of Allah, will be guided to the right way. 

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Feb 7, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 29, Al-‘Ankabüt or the Spider, verses 31-44. These verses tell of how the people of Prophet Lot and the nations of 'Ad, Thamüd and Madyan as well as the Pharaoh of Egypt and his people rejected the Messengers of God and were destroyed as a result. Also told is the parable of those who take protectors other than God. 

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Feb 6, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection covers the entirety of Surah 58, Al-Mujãdalah or the Pleading, verses 1-22. In this Surah, all false pretenses and superstitions, especially those which degrade the position of women such as divorce through Zihar (or calling one's wife as one's mother), are condemned, - as well as secret consultations between men and intrigues with falsehood, mischief and sedition. 

Tafseer for this Surah covers the background which led to the outlawing of the pagan practice of divorce through Zihar. 

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Feb 5, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 14, Ibrâhim or Abraham, verses 35-52. It recounts the prayer of Prophet Abraham for the city of Mecca and its residents. It admonishes mankind to never think that God is unaware of those who are unjust or that Allah will ever break the promises made to his Messengers. 

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Feb 4, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 40, which goes by two names, Ghãfir which means Forgiver or Al-Mu’min or the Believer, verses 38-50. These verses continue the story of Prophet Moses confrontation with the Pharaoh of Egypt. In the previous selection, a believer from the Pharaoh's own family had spoken out in favor of Prophet Moses' message. In this selection, God saved that believer from the plots of Pharaoh and destroyed his people; they are then presented at the fires of Hell, morning and evening. 

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Feb 3, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 211-221. These verses discuss the position of believers vs disbelievers on the Day of Judgment, the obligation of charity in the name of Allah, prohibition against fighting during Ramadan, prohibition against drinking and gambling, dealing with orphans justly and marrying non-muslims. 

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Feb 3, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 28, Al-Qasas or the Narrations, verses 76-88. These verses tell the story of Qaroon, a rich man among Prophet Moses' people who rebelled against the guidance of Allah. The revelation of the Qur'an is the mercy of God, so let no one turn you away from it. 

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Feb 1, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 68, Al-Qalam or the Pen, verses 34-52. This selection explains why Allah will not treat Muslims in the same manner as the guilty and how those who do not believe in Allah's revelations are led towards their spiritual destruction. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the phrase "The Day that the Shin shall be laid bare" in verse 42 as well as commentary on Prophet Jonah as mentioned in verses 48-50. 

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Jan 31, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 68, Al-Qalam or the Pen, verses 17-33. These verses tell the story of the arrogant, stingy owners of a garden who did not want to pay charity. 

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Jan 30, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 68, Al-Qalam or the Pen, verses 1-16. In this selection, Allah declares Muhammad (pbuh) to be of the highest moral character and admonishes us not to believe any oath-monger, slanderer or wicked person. 

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Jan 29, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 17, Al-Isrâ or the Night Journey, verses 61-77. These verses tell of Shaitan's (or Satan or Iblis or Lucifer) enmity towards human beings and his vow to seduce them to the dark side. And so on the Day of Judgment, every community and its leaders will be held accountable for their deeds for no compromise is allowed in matters of Islamic law and principles. 

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Jan 28, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 17, Al-Isrâ or the Night Journey, verses 41-60. These verses posit that if any other Gods existed, they would have tried to dethrone the one God, Allah. Belief in the hereafter is mentioned as a necessary trait for understanding the Qur'an. Lastly, it is posited that invented Gods have no power to relieve people from distress and also gives God's reasons for not sending the same signs or miracles to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as were sent to other Prophets. 

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Jan 27, 2018

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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Jan 26, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 91, Ash-Shams or the Sun. This surah asserts that success depends on keeping the soul pure and failure depends on corrupting the soul; case in point, the corrupted people of Thamüd who were leveled to the ground. 

Tafseer for this Surah considers the pairs in nature discussed in verses 1-6 and the soul of man in verses 7-10. 

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Jan 25, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 21, Al-Anbiyã’ or the Prophets, verses 51-75. These verses tell the story of how Prophet Abraham questions the idol worshiping of his father and his people. Abraham broke all their idols to show them that their so-called gods couldn't defend themselves and would be of no help to the people. Abraham's people decided to burn him alive but God made the fire feel cool and comfortable to Abraham. God then blessed Prophet Abraham with Isaac and Jacob, both of whom became Prophets. 

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Jan 24, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 21, Al-Anbiyã’ or the Prophets, verses 30-50. These verses tell the story of how God split the skies and earth apart and created all living things from water. Allah has not granted immortality to any human beings and invented Gods cannot defend themselves. So how can they defend the unbelievers against Allah? Lastly On the Day of Atonement, the scales of justice will be setup to render judgment . 

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Jan 23, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

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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Jan 22, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

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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