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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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 - ...
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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: http://sunnah.com/search/?q=%D8%AA%D9%8E%D8%B1%D9%90%D8%A8%D9%8E%D8%AA%D9%92+%D9%8A%D9%8E%D8%AF%D9%8E%D8%A7%D9%83%D9%8E : ...
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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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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What is the difference between SHIFA'ah and SHAFA'ah?

I want to know the exact meaning and difference between SHIFA'ah and SHAFA'ah and which one we need to ask Allah for?
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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 ...