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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 does the word Hypocrite and Spending share same root in Arabic?

Why does the word منافقون (Munafiq/hypocrite) and انفاق (Infaq) which means “to spend out (wealth) share the same triliteral root nūn fā qāf (ن ف ق) List of occurrences in Quran from triliteral root ...
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Is following claim is right on meaning of word "daha" in verse 79:30

In following website, the author claims that in Libyan, the word "daha" means egg or something like egg shape. In the Book "The Bible, the Quran and Sciences" by Maurice Bucaille, ...
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Is "Amen" originally Arabic word?

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidina wa Azimina, Wa Habibi Qulubina wa Shafii Nufusina, Abul Qasim Muhammad. Wa 'ala Ahli Bayti tayyibina ...
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Various Reading of Sura 30:1-10

Assalamualaikum I have read academic page on verse 30:1-10, al-Rum, according The paper is long and goes into great detail, but I will summarize just the first few pages, which I read. The 4 readings ...
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Are prayers valid if I don't understand what the imam is reciting?

Like after reading surat al-fatiha you would then read another verse in every rak'ah but I don't know arabic, I am currently learning the 4 quls. So if I go to the masjid and the imam is reciting ...
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What is the first sentence of verse 2:184 literally saying?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Ashraful Anbiya Sayyidina Muhammad wa 'ala 'Alihi Muhammad. What is the first sentence of verse 2:184 LITERALLY saying? Arabic text ...
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Hamzatu l-wasl, when case :if the final letter of the previous word has no vowel

In book A New Arabic grammar of the written language, In case of Hamzatu l-wasl, when case :if the final letter of the previous word has no vowel, say "it is given a vowel" What does it ...
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Uloom-al-Hadith "Al-Ama" (Cloud?)

I have a question about these words: "عَمَى 'Amaa. Which means nothing or emptiness or absence" How can clouds be formed without the creation of water upon which was Allah? Are there any ...
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Do we wash our feet or wipe our feet in Wudu? [duplicate]

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Ashraful Anbiya Sayyidina Muhammad wa 'ala 'Alihi Muhammad. My question is about Wudu prescribed in ayah 5:6. According to this ...
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Names of Allah الواجد and الماجد

Can we say Allah is الواجد who has وجود and Allah is الماجد who is موجود ? Because i think وجود comes from الواجد and موجود comes from الماجد ! Because these words have very similarities that's why i'...
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As a non-Arabic speaker who only knows English, I want to begin to learn the Qur'an in it's classical Arabic language. Where do I start?

As the title says. I know no Arabic, but want to start with learning. I am mostly looking for recommended literary works or courses. God bless.
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Has Ibrahim addressed Allah with feminine verb?

Chapter/Surah: 26 Verse/Ayah: 87 وَلَا تُخْزِنِي يَوْمَ يُبْعَثُونَ And corpus.quran.com says this verb is feminine. https://corpus.quran.com/wordmorphology.jsp?location=(26:87:2) So, is this source ...
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What is the difference between "wafat" and "maut"?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidil-Mursalin wa 'ala 'Alihi wa Sahbihi Ajma'in. Quran uses these two words "wafat" and "maut", which is ...
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Meaning of this hadith subtitle

Chapter: “And We shall set up Balances of justice on the Day of Resurrection…”(58) وَأَنَّ أَعْمَالَ بَنِي آدَمَ وَقَوْلَهُمْ يُوزَنُ وَقَالَ مُجَاهِدٌ الْقُسْطَاسُ الْعَدْلُ بِالرُّومِيَّةِ وَيُقَالُ ...
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Where did the term muslim come from and first used

I notice there seem to be a contary belifed that the word Muslim does not mean submitter to God.The word Muslim means peacemaker
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Why didn't the audience of the Prophet(Sm) ask about huruf muqatta'at?

The generally held view of traditional scholarship is that its meaning is not known to us. But why didn't the Arabs raise any objection when the verses were recited?
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What's the difference between السَمَا and السماوات?

I saw that in the Holy Quran there are two forms for 'sky': Samawat السماوات and sama السَمَا. What's the difference between them?
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If I mispronounce Allah’s name in recitation or dhikr, do I have to renew my faith?

If I mispronounce Allah’s glorious names in recitation or dhikr, do I have to utter shahadah and do tobah ? What about mistakes in Quran recitation?
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can you prove that verbs in coordination can be shown with agreement in vocalisation in arabic of quran?

this is about this text in quran 5:6 : ighsiloo wujoohakum waaydiyakum ila almarafiqi waimsahoo biruoosikum waarjulakum ila alkaAAbayni it can be translated 2 ways: simple translation of it is as in ...
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Why does the Qu'ran use "Firuan" to refer to pharoah instead of "Al-Firaun"? Isn't Pharoah a definite noun?

Basically my question is why the al- prefix omitted when it is used in other places such as an-nabi and al-malik.
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In 30:4, Surah Al-Rum Ayah 4, why does بضع is translated to "three to nine"

In 30:4, Surah Al-Rum Ayah 4, the word بضع is translated to "three to nine" in Saheeh International. Within three to nine years. To Allah belongs the command [i.e., decree] before and after....
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What Is The Meaning Of The Arabic Word "Rafa'a" رَفْعٌ In Regards To Corporeal Things?

According to Lane's Lexicon, the Arabic word Rafa'a رَفْعٌ in regards to human body or corporeal thing means to physically elevate or rasie:- (TA:) رَفْعٌ is sometimes applied to CORPOREAL things, ...
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What is meant by the word "مُّبِينٌ" in reference to Arabic?

In Qur'an 16:103 and 26:195, the word مُّبِينٌ (often translated 'clear' or 'pure') is used to refer to the Arabic language of the Qur'an. In linguistic terms, describing language as 'clear' means ...
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Are the hoor gair aaqil? [closed]

In Arabic, humans, jinn and angels are considered "aaqil" ("عاقل"), meaning they are sentient or thinking beings. Everything else is considered "gair aaqil" ("غير ...
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Are both spellings the same and correct in Quran?

Salam aleikum, Regarding elongation marks: Do scholars allow to have different categories of elongation marks in Quran ? In terms of pronounciation, it is pronounced exactly the same. What I mean by ...
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Which pronunciation is right of this dua?

This dua from bukhari 6369 اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ، وَالْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ، وَالْجُبْنِ وَالْبُخْلِ، وَضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ، وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ ‏" The first part ...
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What are the criteria for evaluating the contenders for Quran challange? [duplicate]

The Quran challenges doubters to produce something like it. This is known as the Quran challenge. For example, in 2/23, it says, to doubters, to produce a chapter (surah) like one of those in the ...
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Did Quran introduce any new words to the Arabic?

At the time of its revelation, did Quran introduce any new words to the Arabic language? I.e., were there unique words in the Quran which Arabs heard for the first time through Quran? If yes, do we ...
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Qasas versus Hadith

In Qur'an the words qasas and hadith are at times used in meanings that are close to each other. For example: the use of qasas as in story-narration: We narrate to you, [O Muhammad], the best of ...
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Is the translation of this hadith undermining the true meaning?

The hadith in question is: مَنْ ضَارَّ أَضَرَّ اللَّهُ بِهِ وَمَنْ شَاقَّ شَاقَّ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ Which translates to: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: If anyone harms (others), Allah will harm him, and if ...
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What is "Nusrat"?

In Quran there are ayah which say that Allah gives "Nusrat" to the prophets and muminoons. What is the meaning of "Nusrat" in Qur'an and Islam? What is the definition of it?
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What was the morning star (Pulsar) called in Arabic *BEFORE* Quran was revealed?

Surah aṭ-Ṭāriq speaks of piercing/morning star, commonly translated as Pulsar. My question is what was this morning star called before Quran was revealed? I mean, the star was always there, so Arabs ...
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How to understand the „doubling“ of a word in Quran linguistically?

Selam aleikum, This is a question about the linguistic und rhetoric usage of words in the Quran. In reading the Quran I often come across words, which are repeated twice successively, one time in noun ...
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How do we understand the Quranic description of mountains?

Selamun aleikum, How do we understand the Quranic description of mountains? In which way this would be compatible with modern science? „He created the heavens without pillars that you see and has ...
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Does all the 10 Qiraat are confirmed by one of the Uthmanic codices?

Selamun aleikum, I know, that there are three conditions, that an Ahruf/Qiraat is accepted by the scholars. One is Arabic Grammer, one is mass transmission and one ist conformity with one of the ...
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How do we know tense in Quranic verbs

Consider this verse: قُلْ أَمَرَ رَبِّي بِالْقِسْطِ ۖ وَأَقِيمُوا وُجُوهَكُمْ عِندَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ وَادْعُوهُ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ ۚ كَمَا بَدَأَكُمْ تَعُودُونَ - 7:29 The last verb can be ...
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Where can we ask questions related to the Arabic language of tge Quran?

I'm reading the Quran and in many places I can't find the reason behind fatha, kasra and damma. For example: وَقَدْ مَكَرُوا مَكْرَهُمْ وَعِندَ اللَّهِ مَكْرُهُمْ وَإِن كَانَ مَكْرُهُمْ لِتَزُولَ ...
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How do we know the meaning of Arabic words hasn't changed?

I was discussing with a Christian friend of mine the authenticity of the Holy Qur'an, and I explained to him that without a shadow of a doubt that the Qur'an has been maintained word for word since it ...
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Ending an aya (or pausing) on the letter haa

In sura 99 (az zalzalah) many of the ayats end on the letter haa, however upon listening to a few recitations, all recitors pronounce the haa, eg first aya: زِلۡزَالَهَا "...zilzalaha" ...
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How are these spellings pronounced in the Quran?

When reading the Quran in Arabic, I find that there are occasions on which I am unsure of the pronunciation. I am not talking about Qira'at, but rather: While my copy of the Quran is largely careful ...
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Where can I get factual linguistic information about rahman and rahim?

Rahman and rahim are both names of Allah, and frequently used. Now I once heard in this video that: Ar-Rahman = merciful to all Ar-Rahim = merciful to beleivers I fail to understand how this ...
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True meaning of triliteral root ta,mim,noon

In many places in the Quran different internal states have been mentioned. One is any derivative from the triliteral root ta,mim,noon. For example chapter 13, verse 28 where it says: الَّذِينَ ...
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Mispronounced 'Innaka hamidun majid' as 'Innaka hamidum majid'

Assalamualaikum, I've been praying all of Ramadan and trying to for the past year (onlu started a year ago) and I only just realised I've been pronouncing 'hamidun' as 'hamidum'. Is there any sin on ...
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What is the difference between "Ajirna" and "Ajirni"?

I don't know Arabic very well. Our imam in the mosque says "Allahumma Ajirna Minan Naar" and we say "Ameen" to it. Now due to lockdown, I hear to radio more often and I noticed that the Imam in ...
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Can a human be given the name Barr or Al-Barr?

Salam, all praise to Allah. As we have seen that many people have the names that relate to Allah such as Rahman, Qayoom, Ahad and etc. I have been told until now that you can give someone Allah's ...
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I see nothing but a bunch of letters. I don't know where a word begins and ends. Some people can read within 2 weeks of learning alphabet from scratch [closed]

Assalamualaikum. I know the entire Arabic alphabet, the 4 different shapes of letters. I have begun grammar but it is difficult. Remembering dictionary is also difficult. But I have seen many people ...
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Two Versions of Diacritics on the word "Allāh" in two famous Qurʾān Muṣḥafs: which one is more correct in terms of the pronunciation of Allāh? [duplicate]

In the famous King Fahd Complex Uthmānī Madīnah Muṣḥaf, Allāh is written with the following diacritics: Source: https://read.quranexplorer.com/2/7/7/Usmani/Mishari-Rashid/Hide/Tajweed-OFF In the ...
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What is the the reason behind using على and إلى after the verb انزل (unzela)?

Assalaamu alaikum, In Baqara 136, Allah (swt) says, قُولُٓوا اٰمَنَّا بِاللّٰهِ وَمَٓا اُنْزِلَ اِلَيْنَا وَمَٓا اُنْزِلَ اِلٰٓى اِبْرٰه۪يمَ وَاِسْمٰع۪يلَ وَاِسْحٰقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ وَالْاَسْبَاطِ ...
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what is the rule for seperating words in Quran Arabic?

What is the universal criteria to separate words in Arabic of Quran? My computer program uses "empty space character" to separate words and count them. Is that "always" correct rule for this? For ...
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Some scholars says that you cannot make the plural and feminine form of word Allah from arabic linguistic perspective

Is it possible from arabic linguistic perspective to make the plural and feminine form of word الله? for example اللهون plural form of word الله and اللت feminine form of word الله because in Arabic, ...
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