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Arabic اللغة العربية is the language in which the Quran was revealed. Use this tag for questions on Islam related terms or for understanding Islamic-texts.

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Why is salah necessarily Arabic? [duplicate]

Why can't one say all the prayers in English? Isn't it better to use the language you understand?
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What's the literal meanings of the word “Imam”?

I'd like to know what the potential meaning(s) of this word "Imam"? Or are this ones described by Mustafa Khattab (in the *) possible and enough. For example in the aya 17:71 we have: ˹Beware of˺ ...
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What does “Yarhamukallah” mean?

When someone sneezes, we often say “Yarhamukallah”. What does the “Yarhamukallah” actually means? Is there any restrictions to not to say “Yarhamukallah” to someone or we always should answer this ...
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What's the meaning of the word “husk” on this hadith?

** Abu Sa'id Al-Hasan Basri reported: 'Aidh bin 'Amr (the Companion) (May Allah be pleased with him) visited 'Ubaidullah bin Ziyad (the ruler) and said to him: "Son, I heard Messenger of ...
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What is the literal meaning of word Tafsir and where from it originates?

Tafseer is interpreted as the explanation of Quranic Verses. What is the litral meaning of word tafseer and its origin.Explain on the basis of historical background.
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Do Muslims believe that God has no name? What are the implications of this?

I have heard that Muslims believe that God does not have a name. Apparently, when they refer to Him as Allah, this is just a common noun that means "God" in Arabic (and has similar cognates in other ...
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Can any word be added to ذنب to describe it? No such structure exists in the Qur'an

For instance can we say ذنب العظیم or عظام الذنب or اعظم الاذناب. I looked through the Qur'an, and ذنب has always been used alone. You would be very kind to provide a reference for your response if ...
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What is the difference between khalaqa and ja`ala in the qur'an?

in sura al-Anaam allah uses "khalaqa" خَلَقَ for samawat (heavens) and ard (earth) but "ja´ala" جَعَلَ for zulumat (darkness) and noor (light): الْحَمْدُ للَّهِ الَّذِى خَلَقَ السَّمَـوَتِ ...
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Why does Surah 109:6 say دين and not ديني?

Surah 109:6 "لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ" The ayah starts with "to you is your (plural) religion" using the second person plural possessive suffix, while the possessive suffix is not used in the ...
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Does Merkaba relate to Kaabah in Mekkah? [closed]

What is a Merkaba, its source, and how does it relate to the Kabah in Mekkah Saudi Arabia?
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Why is it الرسولا and السبيلا and not الرسول and السبيل in 33:66 and 33:67

In these two verses Allah says: The Day their faces will be turned about in the Fire, they will say, "How we wish we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messenger." (33:66) يَوْمَ تُقَلَّبُ ...
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Who named our prophet 'Muhammad' and why?

This is actually my son's question but I could not find a satisfactory quick answer. The meaning from the derived Arabic root H-M-D (to praise) is praiseworthy, commendable, laudable. src I am ...
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سماء and سماوات ,السماء الدنيا

I actually have 3 questions. They are:- First question: What is the meaning of the word سماء in the context of the Qur'an? Second question: Can the word سماوات be used as a replacement for the word ...
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What is the difference between FOUAD and QALB?

What is the difference between fouad and qalb? Both these words are used for heart in Quran (Surah Qasas: Ayat 10), but what I want to know is that why two different words are used for same thing? ...
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Is there a specific significance in the Qur'an when using the two synonyms for “wife”: امرأة and زوج?

In many verses the Qur'an refers to the wives of certain people (some Prophets, Pharaoh etc.) but some times the word wife is referred to as imara(tu) امرأة (which is always translated wife of) like ...
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When reciting the Quran, what is the proper pronunciation of the Arabic letter ط?

Salam, when I say the letter ط air comes out, and when are reading Qur’an, air should not be coming out of our mouths. What should be the position of my tongue?
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Is Islam a religion only revealed for Arabs?

As salaam walaikum, I am a revert to Deen e Islam. There is a Christian I know who said to me that Islam, unlike Christianity, is not an universal religion. I argued with him how. He said our Quran e ...
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Are the letter forms of Arabic essential to the Qur'an?

Are the existing letter forms/shapes of the Arabic alphabet an essential part of the Qur'an, or are they an arbitary choice made by humans as a means to record the Qur'an? In other words, if someone ...
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Why is Abu Bakr (R) called Abu Bakr, when out of his sons none is named Bakr?

'Abu' basically means father. Then I was assuming why isn't any of his sons named 'Bakr'
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Is it compulsory to recite short duas in Arabic?

I wanted to know if the short duas, like while travelling, while getting on a vehicle, while entering/exiting toilets, making decision for wudu/salat, etc are compulsory to be said in Arabic or could ...
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Why do some groups transliterate Arabic words in a lengthy way? [closed]

It seems to be with the Salafi groups: Islam is Islaam, Qur'an is Qur'aan, Abu is Aboo, Salah is Salaah etc. You get the picture. Is it just to be more precise in English. You know if you are reading ...
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How to learn and understand Quran without any prior Arabic or Urdu knowledge? [closed]

Assalaamoalaikum, I was going through some youtube series which aimed at Arabic-grammar teaching for the soul purpose of understanding Quran. But after a couple of videos the instructor started ...
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Is the qira'a “There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among your most precious” accepted?

In surat at-Tawba we have in (9:128) the known qira'a: لَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُم بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ ...
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Does salat mean prayer to Allah?

Salam, I am confused about salat/namaz. Does salat mean prayer to Allah? But how come God sends salat to the prophet? If you know Arabic enough could you please explain salat in Quranic context? ...
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When referring to 'hadith' in plural, is it grammatically incorrect to address it as 'hadiths' and not 'ahadith'? [closed]

From Wikipedia: A hadith (/ˈhædɪθ/ or /hɑːˈdiːθ/;[ Arabic: حديث‎ ḥadīth, plural: ahadith, أحاديث, aḥādīth) is one of various reports describing the words, actions, or habits of the Islamic prophet ...
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Does Allah also protect the Arabic language?

The Qur'an is protected by Allah: Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur'an and indeed, We will be its guardian. -- Qur'an 15:9 This does not say the Arabic language is also protected. ...
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About learning Arabic

I read it somewhere that Muslims must learn Arabic (The language of Islam) I know how to read the Q'uran in Arabic but I don't know how to speak Arabic and I also don't understand a single word that I ...
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Do Arabic Roots Have Meaning IN Themselves? [closed]

Do Arabic roots have meanings IN THEMSELVES, or do only the derived words have meanings? I ask because I'm thinking to have 10 roots engraved inside my ring. They are meant as an artistic motif, each ...
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What is the literal meaning of Sallallahu?

What is the literal meaning of Sallallahu? Would it be right if I say 'Allah's salah/salat', which means Allah's blessings, Mercy.
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Can the Jummah Khutbah be made in another language besides Arabic? [duplicate]

Can the Jummah Khutbah be made in another language besides Arabic I dont know Arabic language many Indian mosque Jummah khutbah is Arabic language and some few mosque is traditional language is ...
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Does the Quran actually refer to the expansion of the universe?

According to many Islamic sources, Quran 51:47 refers to the expansion of the universe, a phenomenon that has been made known to us in the recent century. And the heaven We constructed with ...
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How does an atheist begin study of the Qu'ran? [closed]

I am Safal. I was born into a Hindu background, and when I wanted to drop my religion and become an atheist, my dad told me to learn more about Hinduism first. I learned a little bit of Sanskrit, and ...
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عامين masculine sound plural in Qur'an

Could عالمين actually mean, since it is pluralized using masculine sound plural "just inhabitants of the world", not the usual translation 'the whole universe'? Otherwise, why is it used?
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Does خنزير الماء (or literally pig of the sea) in this statement or fatwa really refers to a Capyabra?

In his explanation of the hadith (on sea food and sea water): "lts water is pure, and its dead creatures are halal." (Sources: al-Muwatta' 1 & 2, sunan ibn Majah 1, 2, 3, 4, sunan abi Dawod, ...
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Is there a relationship between the Arabic terms عائشة‎ (A'isha) and صلاة العشاء (isha prayer)?

There's two Arabic terms which overlap in transliteration: A'isha, a wife of the Prophet, written عائشة in Arabic. Isha prayer, the night-time daily prayer, written صلاة العشاء‎‎ in Arabic. Question:...
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How did saying Mashallah originate?

As a convert, I hear this a lot: Masha Allah, also Masha'Allah, is an Arabic phrase that means "God has willed", expresses appreciation, joy, praise, or thankfulness for an event or person that was ...
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Why don't we say Mashallah 33 times?

It's quite normal to say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar 33 times after daily prayers; see e.g. this question. I'm wondering why we don't likewise say Mashallah ("God has willed") 33 ...
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What is the difference between “adab” and “behavior”?

There's some overlap between the word "adab" and "behavior", but I'm not sure if all proper Muslim behavior is considered "adab". Adab in the context of behavior, refers to prescribed Islamic ...
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Does using “ibn” meaning “son of” in names have Islamic significance?

The Arabic ابن is used in names, for example Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah, to mean "son of". (See also Wiktionary.) It's common to see it used in Arabic names, and I'm wondering if this is just an ...
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Must a Muslim learn Arabic to communicate with Allah in the afterlife? [duplicate]

When speaking with a (fairly devout) Muslim friend, she encouraged me to learn Arabic in preparation for the afterlife. She said something to the effect that I will be asked questions in Arabic, and I'...
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Is “concession” a better translation than “deficiency” when referring to women's deficiencies?

There's a hadith which describes women as "deficient": Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: ... "O Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?" He said, "Is not the evidence ...
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Why don't we say “subhanahu wa ta'ala” after saying “assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah”?

After saying Allah, it seems we're encouraged to say "subhanahu wa ta'ala" (meaning "the most glorified, the most high"). However, there seems to be exceptions to this, e.g., when we say "assalamu ...
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Difference between کذب and باطل?

What is the difference between کذب and باطل in context of Quran and Arabic? I was seeking the word about False or Falsehood. And I found these two words, Kizb and Batl or Batil. I want to know exact ...
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What is the difference between “muhajaba” and “hijabi”?

It seems both muhajaba (or muhajiba) and hijabi refer to women who observe hijab. Personally, I like hijabi because it sounds cute, and not for any serious reason. Question: What is the difference ...
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Is Zalvin an Arabic word, and an appropriate Muslim girl name?

Today I heard the name of the girl as Aysha Zalvin. I had never heard of this name before. I searched about it on the net, but I did not find a reliable source. Is it an Arabic word, and what is the ...
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Is the word مخلوق in the Quran? If yes, which verse?

Is the word مخلوق makhloq (creature/created) present in Quran? If yes, then in which verse it is present? I need exact word not like خلق. Update 1 I am Urdu speaking person. We use the words like ...
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How many writing styles of Mushaf Quran that exist?

I found that mushaf in my country is different in style of writing to that which come from Makkah. Probably most of the (old) mushafs in my country use Indopak style. However the religious council ...
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Need proper pronunciation of various Arabic alphabets to read Quran correctly

Many a times, I miss to pronounce various Arabic letters correctly, which leads to reading the Holy Quran incorrectly. Some of the tricky alphabets include: 'ط' and 'ت' 'ظ' and 'ز' and 'ذ' and 'ض'...
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Is there a specific sequence of Arabic words which is considered “the shahada”?

The shahada is a testimony of faith. Wikipedia lists it as: لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله lā ʾilāha ʾillā-llāh, muḥammadur-rasūlu-llāh There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God. ...
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*Allah* is greatest, *God* is greatest [duplicate]

I am reading the Shi'a version of the Adhan on wikipedia (I don't speak arabic). Arabic الله أكبر Transliteration Allāhu akbar, Allāhu akbar Translation Allah is greatest, God is greatest. In ...