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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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 “i-bahra” and “i-yami” 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. ...
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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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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 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 ...
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What is the connection between nafas and nafs?

Nafs stands for the ego, the self or soul. But I've also come across nafas al-rahman which was translated as the breath of the Merciful. Thus nafas is breath. How does this connect to nafs? Does ...
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Why was Quran revealed in Arabic language?

Due to the fact that Allah is All-wise, there must've been a reason for sending down Quran in Arabic. So what is it? What would have happened if Allah had used another language? I'm asking this ...
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Are “ئ” and “أ” two distinct letters?

In following two ayahs, are "الْمَشْئَمَةِ" and "الْمَشْأَمَةِ" two distinct words? If not, why their spelling are not the same? وَ أَصْحابُ الْمَشْئَمَةِ ما أَصْحابُ الْمَشْئَمَةِ (56:9) وَ الَّذينَ ...
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What is the difference between إِثْم and ذَنب and سَيِّئَة?

There are a number of Arabic words in Quran that refer to sin like: إِثْم and ذَنب and سَيِّئَة. I am looking for the difference between them and their usage.
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What is the true meaning of Allah?

I am a newb at Islam and Arabic, however, I have been learning Arabic and I have come across a question that can be said in Arabic: مَنْ رَبُّكُمْ "Who is your God (to a bunch of guys)?" with ...
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Arabic word stress in the presence of an elided hamza (“hamzat al-waSl”) [closed]

Word stress in classical Arabic follows a precise set of rules, which are described consistently in various Arabic grammar textbooks, e.g. Ryding's "A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic" ...
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Did prophet mohammed PBUH told we have to read quran only in arabic? [duplicate]

Did prophet Mohammed PBUH told we have to read Qur'an only in Arabic?
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Is it haram to transliterate Arabic in English?

I have been told that it is haram to write Arabic in English like e.g. "Assalam O Alaikum" and "JazakALLAH". So is transliterating Arabic in English actually haram?
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Should the word دَسَّاهَا have a ي in it in سورة الشمس ayat number 10?

I have encountered two different ways of spelling the word دَسَّاهَا as it appears on سورة الشمس. One of them doesn't use the letter ي in it and other one does. For example, quran.com doesn't use the ...
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Is it right or wrong - “Assalamualaikum”?

Some days ago, I came to know that "Inshallah" is wrong and the correct one is "In shaa Allah". Similarly, Are these right or wrong? Assalamualaikum. Jazak Allahu Khairun. Alhamdulillah. Subhan ...
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Many typing forms for some Islamic terminologies

I am bit confused about this. I've seen some people type some Islamic terminologies in English using different forms. For example: Salams or AA (shorten form of Assalamu Alaikum) insha allah, in sha ...
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Why masjid Haram is called that name?

In Islam we use to word Haram for things that are forbidden, but when we say Majid-e-Haram, why do we use "Haram" word?
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Niyat for Sunnah Umrah Namaz

Assalaamualaikum Please Share the Niyat for 2 Rakat Sunnah Umrah Namaz in Arabic with transliteration and translation
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What is the correct way to recite Darood Sharif - Durood e Ibrahim?

I have been listening Darood Sharif on youtube and I have notice reciter say Muhammadin and other reciter say Muhammad. Also reciters say Ibraheem and Ibraheema. So for example: Reciter One: ...
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Why Latin in Anno Hegirae?

I just discovered the term "Anno Hegirae" for the first time (I'm not Muslim). I'm curious, why does the term use Latin rather than Arabic? Is there a version of the term in Arabic? What is that ...
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What does 'subha-n-allah' mean?

What does 'subha-n-allah' mean? I've often heard this being used within the Bangladeshi community, but it just occured to me that I don't know what it means. Where does it come from, and how is it ...
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What does “akhdaan” mean?

What does أَخْدَانٍ (used in verse 4:25 and 5:5) mean? ...مُحْصِنِينَ غَيْرَ مُسَافِحِينَ وَلَا مُتَّخِذِي أَخْدَانٍ... I have checked a few tafseers like Al Tabari, Ibn Kathir, and Al-Mizan but ...
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Difference between “fakeer” and “maskeen”

What is the difference between "fakeer" (فقير) and "maskeen" (مسكين)? Are they different levels of poor, or do they refer to the same thing? Also what conditions must apply to be considered for each ...
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Why Friday is Called “Jumua”

Sunday is called as youmul ahad, and monday is youmul ithnain... The rest of the days in a week except Friday are called with their number... But what is the reason only Friday is called jumua?.
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What is the significance of al-Qurʾān referring to ʿĪsā as المسيح?

Al-Qurʾān refers to ʿĪsā as المسيح. For example, in Sūratu Āli ʿImrān:45: إِذْ قَالَتِ الْمَلَائِكَةُ يَا مَرْيَمُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ مِنْهُ اسْمُهُ الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ ...
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How is hamzat-al-wasl pronounced at the beginning of an ayah?

I know that at the beginning of a noun, when the hamzat-al-wasl in the definite article الْ is pronounced, it is always pronounced as "al-" (i.e. with a fatha). However, using Al-Fatihah 6 as an ...
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Question in reading the Quran and tajweed for beginner

Assalamu alaikum. I am learning how to read Arrabic alphabets and how to read Quran. I'm slightly confused with something: In the first verse of Sura Al-Faatiha, the spelling suggests the following ...
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“REHAN” and “RIHAN” has the same meaning in arabic context?

As salam wa alaikum, In the Arabic context is it ok if we spell as "RIHAN" or "REHAN"? Are both same meaning in arabic context ?
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What is the meaning behind the idiom “ثكلتك أمك”?

In many ahadith, the idiom "ثكلتك أمك" ("May your mother lose you") is found; I have also seen similar constructs with different wording (e.g. "ثكلتك الثواكل"). From context, this appears to be used ...
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Do the Arabic names of the prophets have any meaning?

In the bible, many (most?) of the major characters are given meaningful names. For example, the name of the prophet Ishmael literally means "God has heard" in Hebrew, and is derived from the ...
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How different is Classical Arabic from modern Arabic? [closed]

I've been brought up in the West and I'm interested in learning Classical Arabic. As a first step I'm going through an introduction to Modern Arabic. I'd like to gauge the distance I've got to go: ...
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What is the meaning of 24:57?

In the Qur'an, while talking about the disbelievers, God says "لا تحسبن الذين كفروا معجزين في الأرض". I have, however, seen two very different translations for this ayah: Never think that the ...
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“Ya Allah” vs “Allahuma”

I have a little but not much knowledge of Arabic. Although God is called Al-Karim, I hear the invocation Ya Karim, but I never heard the invocation Ya Al-Karim or Ya-l-Karim. Same for other names of ...
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What do the words “Muslim” and “Kafir” mean?

A previous question asked what does the word "islam" mean? The answer was unambiguous: submit in Arabic means Islam. In the spirit of this previous excellent answer, what do the Arabic words Muslim ...
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Could Arabic be the preferred language by these indicators? [closed]

I asked this on linguistics.stackexchange (perhaps I have difficulty properly expressing myself), but I wonder if you could help me. Could Arabic be the preferred language by these indicators? ...