The Qur'an is the divine Scripture Muslims believe was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. In Islam, what is in the Qur'an considered the verbatim Word of Allah (Exalted is He far above everything). The Qur'an is the primary source for anything to do with Islam.

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ISIS and what they believe [on hold]

So I will start out and give the disclaimer I am an atheist. I don't want to be disrespectful but I also don't want to be silenced by the dogma of religion - so I will ask my question. So any moral ...
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What do Muslimsbelieve hell and heaven is? [on hold]

Hello guys i am not a Muslim, i am a Christian and i am doing a project on after life on different religions.I would like to know in what Muslims believe in and what Islam says about after life ...
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Was Prophet Eesa/Jesus (alaihas salaam) the second last prophet before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)?

I know there were more than a hundred-thousand prophets. But was wondering if Hazrat Eesa (alaihas salaam) was among the last prophets mentioned in the Quran?
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why can't we see jinn when they're created from FIRE..?

And He created the jinn from a smokeless flame of fire. (Qur'an 55:15) So, if they are made of fire, we must be able to see them. Why can't we see them? Is there something special about ...
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Can we praise other people?

Can we praise other people for their deeds like "Nice work done", or "Hats off, you did a great job today", or even like "You're a very good person" or "you're very intelligent"? Any rulings which ...
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What is the meaning of Surah Bani-Israel ayat 26?

What is the entire meaning of this ayat? Surah Bani-Israel(Al Isra17) Ayah: 26 "Arabic: وَآتِ ذَا الْقُرْبَى حَقَّهُ وَالْمِسْكِينَ وَابْنَ السَّبِيلِ وَلاَ تُبَذِّرْ تَبْذِيرًا Pickthal: Give ...
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Does Islam support pedophilia or child marriages?

Everyone know that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) married Ayesha (RA) when she was 6 and consummated when she was 9. So, does it mean Islam supports child marriages? If at all muslims consider ...
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Why is Dajjal not mentioned in the Quran? [on hold]

Nothing is mentioned about Dajjal in the Qur'an. Yet it is believed to be one of the major signs of Qiyamah. Why is he not mentioned whereas his topic is considered so important?
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Any website/ eBook with full explanation(tafseer) of Qur'an? [closed]

Can anyone please suggest me any website like getting started with Qur'an or any eBook with authentic and brief explanation of Qur'an? Where I can learn the meaning and purpose of every ayah in ...
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Marriage with Jewish and Christians in Islam

As Salamu Alaikum... As I read some where (I don't remember) that Muslims can marry the Jewish and Christians as they are Ahl-al-Kitab (People of Scripture). Please let me now that if it is true as ...
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Quran with original manuscript evidence

I need a link to a webpage or book that lists Ayaat (verses) and the earliest manuscripts available that contain those Ayaat. For example, the first literary evidence we have of Surah Fatihah is the ...
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Where does the music of reading Quran comes from?

From the day I remember I hear the same sound, pitch and melody when a Qari (a reciter) reads Qur'an. Where does it come from? How did it evolve? If we look at it from the point of evolution, then we ...
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Islam & transgenders? [closed]

Assalamu Alaikkum dear brother. I have some questions regarding Islam & transgender community. It'd be a big help if you help me to understand. Because, I am also a transgender & I am 21 ...
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Which positive universal message(s) are in the quran if you deduct Allah from it and take it out of context?

There are some books whose content taken out of context poses huge educational value. For instance, there is a book that has an excellent chapter on marketing: mein kampf. Read it and see it out of ...
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Why is Holy Quran in Arabic?

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 the burning of people as a Punishment allowed in Islam? [closed]

Does Islam allow punishing people by burning them alive whether they are taken Hostage or committed minor/major sins?
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is dowry allowable in islam

In a discussion with my friend he said Islam allow man to ask money(dowry) to marry a girl. Is any thing like that.Please give me suggestions.
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salat o salam and mehfil in islam

There has been much debate among deobandi and baralvi of salat o salam, but both sect belong to Sunni. However there are one sect who say companions of prophet Muhammad(PBUH) use to recall salat o ...
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What are the principle/fundamental differences between Sunni and Shia?

Although I do believe that the separation into sects of Islam is terrible and contradicts with the Qur'an (6:159, 30:32 and etc...) I'm interested in knowing why there is so much conflict between both ...
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Is it allowed for someone to say “I am Muhammad”

On an online forum there is someone that keeps saying "I am Muhammad" as if he where impersonating the Prophet himself. Is this ok? If so/not is there somewhere in the Qur'an that mentions it?
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The hidden name of Allah

I found a hidden name of Allah while I was experimentating with the numerical part of the Koran's order. The results can been seen in the attached diagram: What have I done? In short, nothing ...
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Is there a specific passage in the Qur'an that is incompatible with US law?

My friend is saying that Islam is not compatible with Western society, but every single example he gives me is not true! For example, in US law it is perfectly fine for me to avoid pork. In terms ...
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Is self defense mandatory for a muslim?

According to the quran, does a muslim have to defend himself against attacks by other people or illness(aka "value his life") or is it a I don't have a problem if you do it-mentality like: ...
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What is the name of the decorative circle around verse numbers?

On this page there is a circular decoration around the Arabic ayah (verse) number: I have read that such is to note instances of self-referral, but I don't remember where. What are these ...
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Making up for missed fasts

If you have missed fasts for some reason (i.e. you were not well in the month of ramadhan), I have heard some people say that they will wait for the shorter days of the year before making up for the ...
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Does the Quran have The sentence: “An Eye for An Eye”? [closed]

Does the Quran have The sentence: "An Eye for An Eye" ?
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Are Mecca and Becca the same places?

As we know the word Mecca is mentioned only once in Koran. But ayah 3:96 is mentioning a place that is so-called Becca. I'm wondering if there is any difference between Becca and Mecca. Becca: 3:96 ...
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Is it haram to choose to never marry?

I just honestly fear getting married. My parents got divorced and it was very traumatic to witness such problems at a young age. Would it be haram to consciously choose to not get married and have ...
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What is the meaning of the division of the Quran into Surahs?

If I understand correctly, the Quran is held to be the words given to Mohammed by God over a series of visits from the angel Gabriel, which were then dictated to scribes and eventually written down. ...
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Is deleting the Qu'ran from a computer prohibited?

I am new to this website and quite new to learning about Islam and have many questions of the differing ambiguities which I find confusing, although I hope you can help me answer them. I know it is ...
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Searching for a quote or saying in Islam

A professor in my religions class verbally mentioned the following quote/saying: When religions divide people they get away from God Unfortunately, he doesn't know the origin of the quote/saying ...
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Challenge of the quran

“If you are in doubt of what We have revealed to Our Messenger, then produce one chapter like it, call upon all your helpers, besides Allah, if you are truthful.” Surah al-Baqarah (The Heifer) 2: 23. ...
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Accusing a person of rape?

And those who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses - lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly ...
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Isn't 42:13 saying that Islam should be established in the entire world?

He has prescribed for you the religion which He enjoined upon Noah and which We revealed to you (O Muhammad), and which We enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus, commanding: “Establish this ...
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When was the first word “Kafir” / “Kuffar” reveal in the quran? and which surah?

I'm currently curious about the word Kafir in the quran, I read from http://quran.com/19/37. And then i'm starting to think, which was the first ayah reveal in the quran talking about "Kafir"? ...
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Biology In Islam - Reproduction

In chapter 86 verse 7 & 8 it is written that "He was created from a fluid, ejected," "Emerging from between the backbone and the ribs." But as far as I know the semen is produced by the seminal ...
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Is a man allowed to deny his wife sexually?

Lets imagine that a man's wife had upset him a great deal day in day out over many years (to the extent that it is considered emotional abuse where he needs counselling to recover). To show his wife ...
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How can I show that Jesus (pbuh) is not a god to Christian friend using Quran as guidance?

I am a Muslim, and I have a Christian friend. He usually argue that Jesus (pbuh) is the God and the son of God. I know that Jesus is the son of Maryam and the messenger of Allah. Please guide me ...
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According to Islam, is God (Allah) omniscient?

omniscient ADJECTIVE Knowing everything - (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/omniscient) Do the core teachings of Islam, (e.g. those found in the Quran), say that God ...
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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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Is there a respectful way to dispose of a Quran? [duplicate]

If I have an old, battered translation of the Qu'ran is there a respectful way to dispose of it? I have read that one could burn it, however, I'm not sure if this is really true.
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Where is self-denial mentioned in the Quran?

I studied several religions and they all have "self-denial" as a main aspect mentioned in their texts. Such as: "If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you ...
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Is the Holy Quran for the humans only or for the Jinns and Angels too?

There is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an (72: 1-2) Say, [O Muhammad], "It has been revealed to me that a group of the jinn listened and said, 'Indeed, we have heard an amazing Qur'an. It guides to ...
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What qualities the Sura's have that humans are not able to duplicate?

And if you are in doubt about what We have revealed to Our servant, then produce a chapter like these, and call your witnesses apart from God, if you are truthful. [ Verse 2.23 ] But, humans ...
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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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Help with anxiety - how can Islam help?

I suffer from some anxiety, are there any books available that can help with this? I have seen "the art of happiness" by the Dalai Lama but I would like to read something by a Muslim using Islam to ...
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What is the exact meaning(or interpretation) of Yaseen? (as the initial verse of Surah-Yasin)

As you are aware, Surah Yasin consists of 88 verses and it begins with Ya, Seem(Yaseen) Yasin: بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ يس (1) والقرآن الحکیم (2) إِنَّكَ لَمِنَ ...
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Rules for sajdah's Ayats

We know that we have to sajdah after reciting some ayats in the holy Qur'an. If anyone hear the recitation then he also have to sajdah. My question is that is it necessary to sajdah if anyone don't ...
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Which sins are related to Satan? which sins are related to carnal soul (Nafs-al-Ammarah)?

As you know, the carnal soul or man's animalistic layer (Nafs-al-Ammarah): is summarized in lust, carnal desires, and anger[1] . This internal inclination and state of Nafs(soul) is termed by ...
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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. (http://islamquest.net/fa/archive/question/tr22318 ) But I was ...