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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 104, Al-Humazah or the Scandalmonger. This Surah condemns all sorts of scandal, backbiting, and selfish hoarding of wealth as destroying the hearts and affection of men. Tafseer for this Surah concerns the Hutamah or That which Breaks to Pieces in verses 4 an ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 88, Al-Ghãshiyah or the Overwhelming Event, verses 1-26. This Surah deals with two major themes - the condition of the disbelievers on the Day of Judgment and the wonders of nature, admonition and accountability. If you enjoy the podcast, HELP SPREAD THE WORD ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection concludes Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 119-129. These verses declare that Believers are those who prefer the life of the Messenger of God over their own. Qur'anic verses increase the faith of the believers. Lastly, there is a prayer taught by Allah. If you enjoy the podcas ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 111-118. These verses assert that God has purchased the persons and wealth of the Believers and in return has promised them paradise. It is not proper to ask for forgiveness from the mushrikeen for Allah forgives those may lag behind bu ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is Surah 108, Al-Kawthar or The Abundance. Tafseer for this Surah is a short meditation on sacrifice and thankfulness. If you enjoy the podcast, HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Tell your friends and family, subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher and write us a review. Show notes and text episode: htt ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection consists of three short Surahs. The first is Surah 105, Al-Fil or the Elephant. This Surah briefly recounts the what happened to the Abyssinian govern Abrahah Ashram when he tried to destroy the Kabah in the same year that the Prophet was born. Tafseer for this Surah is a further his ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection consists of two short Surahs. The first is Surah 102, At-Takãthur or The Piling Up. This Surah gives a warning against piling up material wealth or temporal power rather than pursuing the higher spiritual rewards in life. Tafseer for this Surah talks about the three kinds of yaqin (c ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection concludes Surah 22, Al-Hajj or Pilgrimmage, verses 65-78. These verses drive home the omnipotence of God - to give you life and death, to cause you to come back to life for his Judgment. And it is only Allah who can create life, even a creature like a fly and choose Messengers to spr ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 22, Al-Hajj or Pilgrimmage, verses 49-64. These verses assert that those who accept the truth will be forgiven while others will be punished. On the Day of Judgment, God himself will be the Judge of all. And those who migrate for the sake of Allah will be generously rew ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 22, Al-Hajj or Pilgrimmage, verses 39-48. These verses grant permission to the believers to fight in self-defense and for the cause of Allah. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was not the only Prophet who wasn't believed. All the others were as well. And finally, a day of Allah's ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 96, Al-‘Alaq or the Clinging Clot, verses 1-19. The first part consists of the very first revelation ever sent down to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The second part comes from the priod when the Prophet began to perform Salat (or Prayer) in the vicinity of the Ka' ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Summary Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 95, At-Tin or The Fig, verses 1-8. This Surah appeals to four sacred symbols to show that God created man in the best of molds but that man is capable of the utmost degradation unless he has Faith and leads a good life. Tafseer concerns the four sacre ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection concludes Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 182-206. These verse declare that those who deny God's revelations are inching closer and closer to destruction. The Prophet himself (pbuh) has no power to benefit or to harm anyone. Allah, not those other deities which people worshi ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 163-181. These verses discuss a past Jewish violation of the Sabbath and their mistaken belief about Allah's forgiveness. Next, mankind's ancient testimony that God is their Lord, an example of those who deny God's revelations and a co ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 7, Al-A‘rãf or the Heights, verses 152-162. These verses tell of how the worshipers of the calf among Prophet Moses' people incurred the wrath of God. Then a slight digression to talk about how Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is a Prophet for all mankind. Lastly, an account of ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 101, Al-Qãri‘ah or The Great Calamity, verses 1-11. This Surah describes Judgment Day as the Day of Clamor when men will be distracted and the landmarks of this world will be lost, but every deed will be weight in a just balance, and find its real value and s ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection contains the entirety of Surah 90, Al-Balad or the City. This surah contains an admonishment to the disbelievers of the city of Makkah. It declares that God has given you one tongue and two lips to control and then speaks of the qualities of a righteous person. Tafseer for this selec ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 172-180. These verses concern the character of believers during the Battle of Uhud, punishment for trading belief for unbelief, and punishments for those who are stingy. If you enjoy the podcast, HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Tell yo ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 156-171. These verses talk about how Allah confers life and death and how we must put our trust in the Messenger of God. Lastly, there are some lessons from the Battles of Badr & Uhud and how the righteous dead are not really ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection concludes Surah 17, Al-Isrâ or the Night Journey, verses 94-111. In this selection, we are told that God sent a human messenger to humans, just as he would've sent an angel messenger if the dwellers of Earth were angels. Only disbelievers doubt life after death. Moses, himself, was g ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 17, Al-Isrâ or the Night Journey, verses 78-93. These verses concern the commandment to establish prayers throughout the day, as well as the Tahajjud prayers. They also talk of Ar-Ruh or the Soul and the different methods used in the Qur'an to make people understand God ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection concludes Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 192-227. These verses assert that the Qur'an is revealed in plain Arabic through the Angel Gabriel and those who do not want to believe will not believe. Shaitans would not bring the Qur'an for their interest is in descending on sl ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 26, Ash-Shu‘arã or the Poets, verses 176-191. These verses talk of the people of Prophet Shu‘aib, his entreaties to them and the destruction of the disbelievers. Tafseer for this selection is some more historical background on the Companions of the Wood, ie Ashab al-Ayk ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 93, Ad-Dhuhã or the Glorious Morning Light. This Surah served as consolation from God to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) during a difficult period in his ministry. Tafseer for this Surah concerns the mention of morning and night in verses 1-2. If you enjoy the podcas ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. 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 th ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Welcome to a bonus episode of the 17 Verses podcast. As today is the first day of Ramadan (at least in my neck of the woods), I wanted to wish everyone Ramadan Kareem and also re-release a selection from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 183-196. These verses concern fasting and prayer, as well a ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
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 ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Summary Today's selection concludes Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 274-286. These verse discuss the reward for charity, usury, business dealings including loans, debts and credit, witnesses for business transactions and security deposits. It ends with a discussion of the true belief of Prophet ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 261-273. These verses contain a parable about spending in charity, what makes charity worthless, charity vs just showing off, spending the best portion of one's wealth, the advantage of giving in private and lastly, who is eligible for c ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection concludes Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 151-165. These verses assert that in Islam, forbidden things are based on fundamental moral principles, detailed in the Qur'an so that there may be no excuse about the true Word of God. Those who divide religion into sects are not Mus ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Summary Today's selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 141-150. These verses instruct us to give a gift (zakat) of agriculture on harvest day, clarifies the proper prohibitions on livestock and concludes by explaining the mushrikeen's excuse for being mushrikeen. If you enjoy the po ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Summary Today's selection concludes Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 104-109. These verses assert that no one other than Allah can harm or benefit you and ends with a declaration that with the guidance of Allah having arrived, it is your choice to follow or not to follow. Tafseer for this selection fo ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 10, Yûnus or Jonah, verses 83-103. These verses rehearse the story of Prophet Moses and the Pharaoh of Egypt and how the Children of Israel were delivered from bondage and provided the good things in life. Lastly, we are reminded that forcing someone to convert to Islam ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 249-260. These verses continue the story of King Saul of the Israelites and how his people failed a test of their belief. Next the episode where David killed Goliath. Next we learn about the ranks of the Messengers of God, spending in ch ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 2, Al-Baqarah or the Cow, verses 236-248. These verses give commandments relating to dowry in case of divorce, guarding one's Prayers, executing a last will and testament, fighting in the path of Allah without the fear of death and lastly, the beginning of a story about ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is the entirety of Surah 86, At-Tãriq or the Night Star, verses 1-17. This short Surah discusses the protection afforded to every soul in the darkest period of its spiritual history. The physical nature of humankind may be insignificant, but the soul given by Allah must win a gloriou ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection contains the entirety of Surah 85, Al-Burüj or the Constellations, verses 1-22. This Surah talks of the persecution of Allah's votaries or devoted followers. God watches over His own and will deal with the enemies of Truth as He dealt with them in the past. Tafseer for this Surah con ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection covers the entirety of Surah 84, Al-Inshiqãq or the Rending Asunder, verses 1-25. The theme of this surah is the Resurrection and the Hereafter. On Doomsday, the heavens will split asunder and the earth will be spread out. The Books of everyone's deeds will be brought forth; the righ ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 144-155. These verses assert that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is no more than a Messenger of God, but we not disobey the Messenger and follow the disbelievers for there is no escape from death. If you enjoy the podcast, HELP SPRE ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 3, Âli-‘Imrân or the Family of Imran, verses 130-143. These verses deal with the prohibition against usury. Then they move on to Allah's love of charitable people and how believers are promised to have the upper hand though not without encountering trials and tribulatio ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection concludes Surah 39, Az-Zumar or the Crowds, verses 64-75. These verses implore the faithful to worship God and be among His thankful servants. On the Day of Judgment, the Book of Deeds will be laid open and justice will be done with all fairness. After the Judgment, the unbelievers w ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
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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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection concludes Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 163-176. These verses assert that the Qur'an carries the same message as that sent to Prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. Humans should believe in this revelation if they want to attain felicity but there is no Trinity in Islam as ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, Verses 148-162. These verses instruct us not to utter evil words or to draw a line between God and his Messengers in terms of obedience. In it, most Jews (of past times) were habitual sinners and violators of God's commandments. It is further as ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters. Today's selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 100-110. These verses talk of the categories of hypocrites, then the commandment for the collection of Zakat (Charity) and then tell of the time the hypocrites build a mosque but with mischievous motives. If you enjoy the podcast, HELP ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
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. If you enjoy the podcast, HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Tell your friends and family, subscri ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
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 an ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
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 t ...…
 
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The 17 Verses Podcast: Distilling the Qur'an One Day at a Time
 
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. If you enjoy the p ...…
 
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