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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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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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What is the correct definition of the remnants of the Ahruf, which we find in the Qira‘at?

Selamun aleikum, I have a question on the definition of the remnants of the seven ahruf and I want to focus on two major opinions. The opinion of at-Tabari is, that only one harf is preserved and ...
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Had the Uthmanic codices differences in them?

Salamun aleikum, I have a question, regarding the compilation of the Quran. My question is about the differences in the Uthmanic codices, which were sent to different cities to unite the Ummah on this ...
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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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Comparing the Quran to works in classical Arabic literature

According to the Wikipedia article on the Quran, "It is widely regarded as the finest work in classical Arabic literature." The notes referenced at the end of this sentence in the article say that "...
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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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First persons to enter Jahannam?

As-Salam, Can anyone please tell me who are the first 10 persons to enter Jahannam?
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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

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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Open ت and tied ة does both ت indicates at the end of the word that the word is feminine in arabic linguistics?

If a word ends with open ت or tied ة does both ت indicates at the end of the word that the word is feminine in arabic linguistics like ٱللَّتَ feminine form of word Allah in Quran 53:19?
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Is memorizing the Quran easy if you know Arabic? [closed]

I do not understand Arabic at all. Is memorizing Quran easier if you know the Arabic language? If so should I learn Arabic first before starting to memorize the Surahs of the Quran. What is the best ...
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Difference between rehman and al rehman [closed]

What is the difference between Rehman and Al Rehman? Or they both exactly same
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Is there any difference in pronounciation between these two?

In Surah Al-Baqarah verse 234, this appears: Then in verse 240, this appears: Is there any difference in the pronounciation of them?
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What would be the way to say “Have a good Hajj” to someone who is about to travel to Saudi Arabia for their Hajj?

I have a Muslim friend who is going for Hajj and I want to wish something like: "I wish you good luck for your Hajj" or "best wishes for your Hajj". I have never heard someone say "Hajj Mubarak". Is ...
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what is the shortest stand alone word in Quran and also in Arabic

What is the shortest stand alone word in Quran and also in Arabic? Is there a stand alone single letter word in Arabic? In particular, I want to understand whether the single letter 'sad' at the ...
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What is the meaning of “ذ‌‍ٰلك” in Quran 2:2?

Assalamu Alaikum, What is the meaning of "ذ‌‍ٰلك" in Quran 2:2? Many or even all Quran translaters have translated it as "This". But in an Arabic-English I found Arabic word for "This" is "ذا" or "...
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what is meaning of these hadith?

What is meaning and refrece of hadith "la darara walla diraar" as shown in attached photo
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Trying to attain a deeper level of understanding the Quran

I've had read the Quran in Arabic and suddenly realised that "مُنَافِقِينَ" (hypocrites) and يُنفِقُونَ (spend) have the same root. Is it so? And if yes, what unites them? Why do I ask? Because I ...
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Possible translation mistake of islamqa

Salamo3alaykom, in this answer in IslamQa I've may have found a translation after the tashahhud, translating at the beginning as "O Allah send prayers..." but Allah does NOT send prayers, rather He ...
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Difference between صَلِّ and بَارِكْ after the tashahhud

Salamo3alaykom, I have a question regarding the linguistics after the tashahhud. للَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ، وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ، وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، ...
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The verse about the disobedience of the iblees

Ok. I know Al Baqarah 2:34 but there is something that feels wrong. Allah ordered angels to prostrate after Hz Adam but The Iblees isn't a angel? I have learned there is an rule in Arabic called ...
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Will my salat be accepted if I don't understand the meaning of what I am reciting?

My language is not Arabic. While reciting Sura in Salat I don't understand the meaning of these Sura. I have tried to remember the meanings during Salat and found that I can't pray properly. Since I ...
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Who are the three (different?) addressee's in verse (10:87)?

First be aware that the issue can only be observed in the Arabic original as the verse (10:87) in its English translation looks like: And We inspired to Moses and his brother, "Settle your people ...
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Explanation of Verse 6, Surah Yusuf [12:6]

Verse 5 of Surah Yusuf states: قَالَ يَـٰبُنَىَّ لَا تَقۡصُصۡ رُءۡيَاكَ عَلَىٰٓ إِخۡوَتِكَ فَيَكِيدُواْ لَكَ كَيۡدًا‌ۖ إِنَّ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنَ لِلۡإِنسَـٰنِ عَدُوٌّ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬ He said, "O my ...
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Translate Arabic? [closed]

I believe this is arabic, does anyone know what it means? Thank you in advance for any help.
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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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