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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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The Dream of Yusuf

(I am not sure if this type of questions are allowed or encouraged, because it is mainly a language-related question. If not, please tell me and I delete.) I am trying understand the second part of ...
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Why did Allah only forgive Adam and not eve?

In the Qur'an we have these verses: And they ate [DUAL] thereof, and their [DUAL] shame became clear to them; and they [DUAL] began to draw over them of the leaves of the garden; and Adam opposed his ...
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Does the word Al (Arabic: آل) indicate consanguineous relevancy or support?

I'm reading Syed Husain Mohammad Jafri's "The Origins and Early Development of Shi’a Islam". On the term "Al" he mentioned: The term Al, meaning nearer or nearest relations by ...
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what is the difference between haula and hilala?

Salam, What is the difference between haula (as in La haula wa la...) and hilal (as in hilalahuma nahara)? Do they come from the same root word?
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Is ناس related etymologically or in any other ways to نسیان?

It is claimed here, at 14:03, that one possible root of ناس is نسیان. Is it true? Can it be supported linguistically?
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What ٱلْحُبُكِ truly means?

I read this verse from the Quran: وَٱلسَّمَآءِ ذَاتِ ٱلْحُبُكِ Then I wanted to see what the true meaning of ٱلْحُبُكِ could be. I tried Almaany but all those diacritics makes it extremely difficult ...
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Clarification on "Tawaffa"

To the best of my knowledge, whenever Allah or His angels perform tawaffa on someone it only means sleep or death. 25+ times only death: وتوفنا مع الأبرار 3:193 الذين يتوفون منكم 2:234 & 2:240 ...
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Grammar related to أصحاب الأيكة?

أصحاب الأيكة, translated as "people of the wood" or "people of the forest", is a phrase that occurs 4 times in the Holy Quran. It refers to the people of Shuaib (as). However, ...
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When to use Wa'iyyak vs Wa'iyyakum?

What is the difference between the two and when should they be used? Also when addressing one person what is the difference between Jazakallah Khayrun vs Jazakallah Khair?
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What is the most reliable source of Arabic grammar for understanding Quran?

In this video it is claimed that س is for farther away future, but سوف is for more nearer future. But when I search for س vs سوف I see the opposite. So, is there a formal resource that can be used as ...
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Is it correct if we attribute fairness to scientists in this verse?

In Surah 3, Ayah 18 we read: شَهِدَ ٱللَّهُ أَنَّهُۥ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ وَٱلْمَلَـٰٓئِكَةُ وَأُو۟لُوا۟ ٱلْعِلْمِ قَآئِمًۢا بِٱلْقِسْطِ ۚ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ And ...
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What is the difference between فعل and عمل?

Allah (SWT) in some places in the Quran uses فعل and in other places uses عمل. 2:68 فافعلوا ما تومرون 41:40 اعملوا ما شئتم Is there a difference between them linguistically or semantically that ...
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Did quran distort the name of Jesus?

Why quran chose the name or as some scholar suggested (arabized) the name of Jesus so strange that has puzzled the scholars of both experts of language and scholars of comparative study for centuries ...
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Does rafatha in Quran equals dirty talking?

In two places Allah (SWT) talks about رَفَثَ. And almaany.com defines it as کلام قبیح among other things. But I am not Arab and I don't understand its true meaning. Does this mean dirty talking? Is it ...
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نحن (Nahnu) usage in the Ancient Near-East

In my college classes, I am studying the Quran and I've noticed that the "We" pronoun used by Allah is typically seen as the "Royal We," but I cannot seem to find that sense of the ...
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Do verses 32:5 and 22:47 contradict 70:4?

There are multiple interpretations of يوم, one is that it means "world" in 70:4, and is recorded in Ibn Kathir's tafsir. But my main problem is the meaning of "you count" (تعدّون). ...
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Why does 2:74 use "or"?

I first found this verse while reading the context of a verse. I do not know if it's a feature of the Arabic language. Qur'an 2:74 (emphasis mine): 2:74 ثُمَّ قَسَتْ قُلُوبُكُم مِّنۢ بَعْدِ ذَٰلِكَ ...
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If Arabs were no nation, how did Arabic become the language of the Quran? [closed]

From history I came to know that before Islam the Arabs wer not considered a nation but any types of nomads people were called Arabs. How come Arabic is called a language in the Quran when the Arabs ...
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Quranic or linguistic support that قعود is longer than جلوس

In this video it's claimed that قعود is longer than جلوس. It's the translation/interpretation of surah Ma'idah, ayah 5: قَالُوا۟ يَـٰمُوسَىٰٓ إِنَّا لَن نَّدْخُلَهَآ أَبَدًۭا مَّا دَامُوا۟ فِيهَا ۖ ...
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Explanation of Surah 9:64?

It says something like "say mock [as you wish]." in part of it in Sahih International translation We should not assist in sinning We should command good and forbid evil So how do we tell ...
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Need help with 57:25

يَعلَمَ is translated as a thing like "and will make evident Allah". What is the basis of this translation? how can Allah learn if he knows everything? why did it not use يُ as in 24:31?
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The strength of words related to "coming to someone" in the Quran

Quran talks about prophets coming to nations. And it usually uses two words for this: آتاهم; come to them جائتهم; he came to them Is there a strength difference between these two? For example, can ...
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Why is rihlata in 106:2 mansoob? [closed]

eelafihim rihlata ash-shita'i was-sayf - 106:2 (their accustomed security in the caravan of winter and summer) 106:2 has the word رِحۡلَةَ (rihlata - caravan/journey) with the مَنصُوبُ (mansoob - ...
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Why does hamzah lose its seat after interrogative prefix?

أَرَءَيۡتَ ٱلَّذِي يُكَذِّبُ بِٱلدِّينِ (107:1) Have you seen the one who denies the recompense? وَرَأَيۡتَ ٱلنَّاسَ يَدۡخُلُونَ فِي دِينِ ٱللَّهِ أَفۡوَاجٗا (110:2) And you have seen mankind ...
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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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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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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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