12 September, 2016

Episode 015 - Persecution I [Episode Guide]

Utba ibn Rabi'ah
عتبة بن ربيعة
 One of the prominent men of the Quraysh. Leader of the powerful bani Abd-Shams clan.
  • Abu-Sufyan ibn Harb
  • Hind bint Utba
  • Walid ibn Utba
  • Abu-Hudhayfa ibn Utba

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Verses Recited to Utba

The prophet recited from the following chapter of the Quran:

From verse 1 to verse 37. The site I linked is very resourceful with many different translations that you can browse through, furthermore if you click on "surah info" the site offers a wealth of information on the surah's background, some of which you should already be familiar with.

Below I have embedded a YouTube video containing recitation of aforementioned verses.
The prophet would have ended his recitation at the point 9:12 which is the end of verse 37. The translation for verse 37 is as follows:

"And of His signs are the night and day and the sun and moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostate to Allah , who created them, if it should be Him that you worship."

This explains why the prophet used that verse as an opportunity to end his recitation to Utba, and why he ended by prostrating.

Direct Download

Here is a direct link to the episode: