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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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Jan 21, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

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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Jan 20, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 102-109. These verses counsel the faithful to live Islam, die as a Muslim and not to be divided amongst ourselves for there is punishment for those who divide Muslims into sects. 

Tafseer for this selection the "fear" of God in verse 102 and the characteristics of a Muslim community in verse 104-105. 

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Jan 19, 2018

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Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 92, Al-Lail or the Night, verses 1-21. This Surah identifies two different ways of life and explains the contrast between their ultimate ends and results. It is stated that these two modes of action, cannot be alike in respect of their results. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the complementarity of the sexes. 

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Jan 18, 2018

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Today's selection concludes Surah 52, At-Tûr or Mount Tûr, verses 29-49. These verses discuss the mission of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the response to the disbelievers' arguments. 

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Jan 17, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 52 (At-Tûr), Verses 1-28. These verses detail how the deniers of truth will be put to the fire as well as the rewards for the righteous. 

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Jan 16, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 123-140. These verse talk of Prophet Hüd and his mission to his people, the 'Ad and the destruction of the disbelievers. 

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Jan 15, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 105-122. These verses relate the story of Prophet Noah, his dialogue with his people and the subsequent destruction of the disbelievers. I chose this selection because Prophet Noah's story is about starting over. Maybe you can't destroy every bad thing in the world but think about how you can start over, how you can purge any negative influences and make your life better in the coming year, spiritually and otherwise.

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Jan 14, 2018

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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Jan 13, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 12, Yüsuf or Joseph, verses 58-79. These verses continue the story of Prophet Joseph after he had been appointed as a member of the King's cabinet. Joseph's brother's had to come to Egypt to get food and grain. Joseph, who was unrecognized by his brothers, commanded them to bring Benjamin, his younger brother. Joseph's brothers convinced their father to let them bring Benjamin, to whom Joseph revealed his identity and then hatched a plan to retain Benjamin in his services. 

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Jan 12, 2018

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As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 12, Yüsuf or Joseph, verses 36-57. These verses continue the story of Prophet Joseph after he was falsely accused of trying to seduce his master's wife and thrown into jail. In jail, he interpreted his fellow inmates' dreams. One was subsequently released and several years later, he came to Joseph to interpret the King of Egypt's dreams, which told of a famine to come. With the help of his former inmate, Joseph was exonerated of his crimes and then brought before the King and given a special place by the King's side. 

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Jan 11, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 70, Al-Ma‘ãrij or the Ways of Ascent, verses 1-18. This selection discusses how the Day of Judgment will be equal to 50,000 years and how the sinners will so wish they could save themselves that they would sell out their own kin, to no avail. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the analysis of Sin in verses 17-18.

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Jan 10, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 48, Al-Fath or the Victory, verses 18-29. These verses declare that God was well-pleased with those who swore allegiance to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) before the treaty of Hudaibiyah. Had there not been believers in Makkah, God would have allowed the Muslims to fight against the Quraysh. Next, the Qur'an discusses the vision which the Prophet received of conquering Makkah. And lastly, the characteristics of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers is laid out. 

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Jan 9, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 48, Al-Fath or the Victory, verses 1-17. These verse speak of the great victory of the early Muslims at Hudaibiyah. And the Bedouins who did not go to war with the Prophet (pbuh) are condemned for lagging behind. 

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Jan 8, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

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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Jan 7, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 92-104. These verses discuss the penalty for one believer killing another believer, the importance of investigating before jumping to a conclusion, the ranks of the muhajideen over the non-mujahideen, leaving a place when you are oppressed there, and shortening of prayers when travelling or at war, also known as Salat-ul-Qasr. 

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Jan 6, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 71-91. These verses advise the believers to keep together in the Brotherhood of Islam, share its joys and sorrows. Strive and fight the good fight and never fear for this life is short and the Hereafter eternal. It admonishes the believers to not allow themselves to be drawn into unbelief and corwardice. Protect yourselves against hypocrites and deceivers but do not pursue them unrelentingly. 

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Jan 5, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 75, Al-Qiyãmah or The Resurrection, verses 16-40. These verses describe how Allah Himself took responsibility for the Qur'an, the last moments of the disbelievers' lives and how they never took Islam seriously. 

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Jan 4, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 75, Al-Qiyãmah or The Resurrection, verses 1-15. This short selection warns people to beware the Day of Resurrection and Judgment from which there is no escape. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the three stages of the development of the human soul, one of which is mentioned in verse 2. 

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Jan 3, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 71, Nüh or Noah, verses 21-28. These verses tell of Prophet Noah's prayer not to leave any unbeliever on the surface of the earth, ie. the Flood. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the reasons why God used the Flood to purge the unbelievers. Also, a short selection on the Arab Pagan Gods named in verse 23. 

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Jan 2, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 71, Nüh or Noah, verses 1-20. These verses tell of Prophet Noah's preaching and his submission to God after exhausting all his efforts. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the seven heavens mentioned in verse 15. 

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Jan 1, 2018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 75-98. These verses tell the story of how Prophet Noah prayed to God and saw his prayers answered. Next we begin a story about Prophet Abraham, the "Friend of Allah". 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the response of the unbelievers to Prophet Abraham's argument in favor God. 

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Dec 31, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 40-74. These verses discuss one of the scenes of heaven and an example of a conversion from a resident of heaven, and then concludes with a scene from hell where the wrongdoers languish. 

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Dec 30, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection concludes Surah 78, An-Nabã’ or the Great News, verses 21-40. These verse discuss the resurrection of the dead and man's accountability in the court of God. The righteosu will be well-compensated and the disbelievers will wish that they could turn into mere dust.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the three symbols of the supreme achievement of attaining heaven in verses 32-35. 

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Dec 29, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 78, An-Nabã’ or the Great News, verses 1-20. These short verses posit that the creation of the heavens, earth, mountains and vegetation clearly point towards the Day of Judgment.

Tafseer for this selection concerns the four groups laid out as evidence of Allah and his bounty as well as the Day that the Trumpet shall sound. 

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Dec 28, 2017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 

Today's selection is from Surah 39, Az-Zumar or the Crowds, verses 53-63. These verses argue that those who have transgressed against their souls should not despair of God's mercy; they should repent while they can. 

Tafseer for this selection concerns the obligation to follow God's course in verse 55. 

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