Arabic is the language in which the Quran was revealed. It is the language of the Salaat (prayer). Arabic has 28 letters, a few punctuation marks, and is considered one of the hardest languages in the world. Scholars consider it crucial to learn Arabic to read the Quran.

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Why near 17 percent of Quranic words start with 'wa' (وَ)? Can we detach 'wa' from those words?

I'm working on Quran (using Quran's database) and I've noticed that from like 17000 distinct words of Quran, around 3000 start with wa attached to the beginning of the word. Examples: ...
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What does the spiky symbol at the beginning mean?

What does the spiky symbol at the beginning mean?
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Meaning of ' بين يديه '

Assalamu 'Alaikum dear brothers and sisters A Christian recently argued with me by quoting Al Ahqaf:30 that Prophet (S) had the Original Thaurath in his hands. Here is what he said: "Let me give ...
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Name spelling conflict

My surname is Ali and I spell it in two ways: "Ali" and "Alee". But my friend says "Alee" is wrong and I should spell it as "Ali". Why this spelling is wrong? Can anyone help us? I am so curious about ...
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Is it okay to perform a dua in Other than Arabic language? [duplicate]

I want to make dua, But I barely understand Arabic. is it okay if I make dua in My First language ?
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Immediately after the shahadah, what is the phrase used in the chant, (besides Allahu Akbar)?

I am trying to get a better understanding about Islam, for the reasons of not only research, but spirituality. I have been watching videos of people taking the shahadah and I have noticed that after ...
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What happend to the second garden of the disbeliever?

In Surat al-Kahf we find the story with the example of the two men quoted in the verses 32 to 44. While at first in the verses (18:32-33) the speech is about two gardens, later on only a single garden ...
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How to remove or solve a possible shirk Issue from Verse (43:84)?

If we take the Verse (43:84)literally, it would mean that there's a deity in the heaven and an other on earth, which is a clear conflict to our monotheistic view (tawhid). Maybe the translation of ...
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What is the significance of saying: “Mustafa”, after saying the name of the Messenger (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him)?

As-salaamu 'alaykum, wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. As the question states, I was wondering what the significance is of saying "Mustafa" after, for example, the name of our Prophet - peace and ...
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Difference between Rabbul Alamin and Rabbil Alamin

I heard many people using the word Rabbul-Alameen. This article tells us to Reflect upon His saying, '(Rabbul-Alameen) the Lord of the Alameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists).' [Soorah al-Fatiha (...
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Is Qur'an the finest piece of literature in Arabic?

It is often claimed that Qur'an is the finest piece of literature in Arabic. Is this supported by scholarly views ? Essentially, what is superior about the language of Qur'an when compared to the ...
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Correct Pronunciation of Allah in common Islamic phrases

Let's take for example الحمد لله- The most common pronunciation is: Al-Hamdo-Li-Lah. Now, even-though there is a Shada/شَدّة on the word Allah, it is not emphasized. Why is that? Another example is ...
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Is Arabic the language of Jinn?

As there seems many similarities in the life of Humans and Jinn, so I was wondering if Arabic is their language or they use diverse languages (according to their areas ...)? Or even they have their ...
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Is It Haram To Eat A Burger King Ice Cream Cone That Looks Like The Name Of Allah In Arabic

Is It Haram To Eat A Burger King Ice Cream Cone That Looks Like The Name Of Allah In Arabic, I Went To A Burger King And They Had A Ice Cream Cone That Looked Like The Name Of Allah In Arabic
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Comprehending Quranic Miracle

السلام عليكم Is it possible to actually see and comprehend the Miracle of Quran without knowing Arabic? And if the answer is "yes", give me a hint, please. P.S. By the Miracle of the Quran I mean ...
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The origin of the word “left” and “right” in Arabic

You might have noticed, that in the Arabic language, the word "left" is metaphorically used for something bad or impure. And the other way around for the word "right". The word right: 69:19 - 69:...
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Is using Arabic when you dont understand it an innovation or a real part of the religion?

As a convert this was my first serious question. I just convinced myself that Islam is closer to the straight path than Christianity which meant that alot of people have added to the religion. After ...
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How should I practise Arabic in order to read Quran?

The question is ' arabic is not like western languages,say spanish,which has not difficulty if you have learned all the consonants and vowels cause you can spell and speak all the letter combation ...
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Sallam and salam - what is difference?

What is the difference between sallam and salam? I have to write some more text, for this site's requirement: What is their structure, construction? What is difference in meanings? I used to use ...
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Was the name Friday/Jumua known before Islam?

Based on this Question and as we know that all weekdays in Arabic are associated with a number: Sunday =al-Ahad - 1 الأحد Monday =al-Ithnayn - 2 الاثنين Tuesday = a-Thulata' - 3 الثلاثاء Wednesday = ...
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kavadh II and the prophet

فبمجرد أن يسمع أن الرسول قد بدأ الخطاب باسمه قبل اسم كسرى، فيمزق الكتاب ويقول بغضب, عبد من عبادي يبدأ كتابه بنفسه قبلي، ويطرد السفير، فلما وصل الخبر إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: [مزق ملكه]، ...
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Is it “Hashir” or “Al-Hashir”?

Our family is in the process of naming a new born and they would like to go for the name "Hashir," which is one of the names of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). When I heard the name, I said that it had to be ...
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What does mean “may your hand be besmeared with dust”?

" تَرِبَتْ يَدَاكَ " has different translations here: Sahih al-Bukahri: "(otherwise) you will be a losers" then where is "otherwise" in original (arabic) text? Sunan ibn Majah : "may ...
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Why is the verb “perceive / یشعرون” negated in two different styles in Baqarah: 9 and 12, and what s the exact difference?

The 9th and 12th verses of Baqarah read as follows: يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّـهَ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّا أَنفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ They would trick God and believers, and ...
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How to greet women in Arabic?

Normally we say "Assalam o Alaikum", but my sir said that for women we need to say "Assalam o Alaikuna". Is that right?
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What is the proper usage of the Takbir?

What is the proper usage of the Takbir? Allahu Akbar or Allah Hu Akbar
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a specific verse in Ibn Ishaq's “Sirat Rasulallah” in Arabic

I am trying to find the Arabic equivalent to this text: [Muhammad said] "So I read it, and he [Gabriel] departed from me. And I awoke from my sleep, and it was as though these words were written ...
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While I'm in my praying can I say Dua in different languages?

If I don't know the Arabic meaning of a Dua, can I say the Dua in a different language?
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Notation of star before an ayah indicates?

In this list of verses in surah 42 http://quran.com/42/7-16, 13 is started with a star, what does it indicate? I don't think it is marking a break of ruku, because in my Qur'an ruku ends at verse ...
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Was the Quran always written with diacritics?

Arabic writing can be also understood without diacritics. Was the Quran ever written without diacritics?
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Is Qur'an allowed to be translated

We were studying the importance of The Arabic language and how Qur'an is the biggest proof of why Arabic is the best ,and I saw a sentence in the book that confused me. It says that Qur'an mustn't be ...
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What's the difference between the word “al-bahra” and “al-yammi” in the Quran?

Both of these words are translated as "sea." What's the semantic difference between them?
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What is the difference between Salat and Salah?

That's it. Not much more detail in the question. If the answer could include usage in a sentence, that would be helpful.
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Where to find linguistic tips on quranic translations?

I'm trying to read Quran, and I need to be able to understand the original Arabic at some places. For example, the verse that says: إِنَّكَ لَمِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ You see in many places that it's ...
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Why is Holy Quran in Arabic? [duplicate]

The question is simple. Why is Quran in Arabic? There are many other languages besides Arabic, so why Arabic is selected specially by ALLAH SWT?
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Is “Abdul Athif” an appropriate name for a Muslim?

I am Abdul Athif. Athif means "kind". So I was given as Abdul Athif meaning "Servant of the kind" or "slave of the kind". But I don't find the name Athif in the 99 names of Allah. Is it going against ...
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Why do Muslims say “As-salamu 'alaykum” (plural -kum), even when only one person is addressed?

Shouldn't it vary depending on the number and the gender of the addressee, e.g. 'alayka, 'alayki, 'alaykuma ? But I almost never heard the other variation. Is there a religious or grammatical reason ...
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What does “Rasul” means?

Honestly, that's my name, I wonder if there is a depth meaning of it. I am also curios if there is a relation of my name to GOD or a prophet. Please tell me.
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What is the Arabic word for “Demon” and “Angel”? [closed]

My teacher asked me those words, but unfortunately, I was not able to answer it because I don't know that words in Arabic language.
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Translation please

I have these in my apartment, can someone translate them for me. Thanks.
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What is/are the Arabic word for the God?

If I translate the word "God" from English to Arabic, it becomes "Allah", because the so called Arabic word for God is Allah. But Allah Himself is the God of Islam, as Islam first refered the word. It'...
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How much is it necessary for Muslims to learn Arabic? [duplicate]

It is clear that all of the Muslims of the world are not Arab people. Perhaps approximately a milliard of Muslims across the world are non-Arab (as non-Arabic languages), as a result, probably, ...
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Why aren't the letters چ‎, گ‎ or پ‎ found in the Qur'an?

I am wondering about the following three letters: چ‎ – Che گ‎ – Gaf پ‎ – Pe These three letters are not in the Qur'an (not even a single time). Is there any reason behind that?
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Does Allah Ta'la refer to Himself as “He” in Arabic? [duplicate]

In the English translation of the Quran, Allah Ta'la refers to Himself as "He" Is the word also "He" or "Him" (the male gender) in the Arabic text as well? If yes, why? Thanks and Jazak Allah khair
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What is the term to be used for homosexual relations?

Is Zina only used for illicit relations between a man and a woman or is it also used to refer to sexual relations between two men?
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Do I need to learn Arabic to become a practicing Muslim?

I am an American who recently converted. But I only know English and I have a Qur'an that is English only. I have memorized most of the everyday sayings in Arabic. But I was wondering if I have to ...
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What is the literal meaning of the word “Qur'an”?

I know that the Qur'an is the book revealed by the prophet Muhammad, but I'd like to know what the meaning of this word "Qur'an" is literally? What is its root?
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Prove zenith shadow addition to shadow of 1 height of object, to get Asr prayer time's shadow

Scholars say zenith shadow length of object should be added to 1 height of the object to get Asr time's shadow length, but in the texts of hadiths' it is only 1 height of object, without addition of ...
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What is the precise meaning of “Surah”?

According to my research, the word "Surah" has some meanings, such as: Enclosure, Altitude, the wall which is around the city. (www.islamquest.net) But I was wondering what its precise meaning is?...
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What is the meaning of “مُوَلِّي”?

The word مُوَلِّي appears in Quran verse 2:148. I have read a few translations of the verse (e.g. here) but I still don't have a good understanding of what the word means. I looked it up on المعاني ...