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Refuting a Christian claim about the word "Allah"

I would like your help in refuting a Christian claim as this has been bugging me for a while now Is the epsilon truly more fitting of the first letter of the word "Allah" (as pronounced in ...
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What is the meaning of "jahileen" or "jahiloon"?

What is the meaning of "jahileen" or "jahiloon"? especially in the context of below aaya of Sura Baqarah وَإِذْ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ لِقَوْمِهِۦٓ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَأْمُرُكُمْ أَن ...
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Are these Quranic verses on this amulet or something satanic?

My mother went somewhere for ruqya and they gave this for adding to the water we drink. I am not good at reading Arabic hand-written like this. So I want to confirm if this is something from the Quran ...
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English translation needed for only 8 ahadith of Abu Hurairah that have no backup by a similar narration from any other sahabi in Hadith collections

I was reading a post here on this site regarding this topic. Are there narration chains for the coccyx/tailbone hadith that don't go through Abu Hurairah? The poster was kind enough to include the ...
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Explain translation of surah 23:12-14 in Muhammad Asad Book

Muhammad Asad in his translation of Quran surah 23:12-14, gives the following translation: NOW, INDEED, We create man out of the essence of clay, {4} (12) and then We cause him to remain as a drop of ...
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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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Name - Combine 'Atiyatullah' and 'Amatul Aala' to make proper name [closed]

I'm not an Arabic speaker but I'd like to use both words for my daughter name as I found both words beautiful. Is it possible and/or common to create a name like "A gift (from Allah) who will ...
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Does this durood contain shirk?

The Qu'ran that I have contains a dua khatmul Qu'ran at the end. The ending durood however seems wrong to me but I don't know arabic well enough to be sure. Can somebody kindly translate the durood at ...
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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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The meaning of word "مَّحْفُوظًاۖ" independent of other verses

In Quran 21:32 word "مَّحْفُوظًاۖ", what is the correct translation of it, protected or protective not taking other verse in account for translation, only taking this word independent from ...
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Questions about 33:56

In Qur'an 33:56, the translation is "Indeed, Allah showers His blessings upon the Prophet, and His angels pray for him. O believers! Invoke Allah’s blessings upon him, and salute him with worthy ...
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Does verse 48:9 tell us to glorify Muhammad ﷺ?

Somebody said something like "Verse 48:9 told Moslems to glorify Mohammed (PBUH) because according to the rules of arabic grammar it dictate that what follows after a name will refer to the last ...
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Can a woman after puberty be called "Saghira" (صغيرة)?

Greetings to the site members! I wanted to ask about the word "saghira" (صغيرة). Does this word have any other meaning than "child", "little", "girl"? What is ...
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Books within the Quran

Is the Holy Quran one book? Or Is the Holy Quran a collection of multiple distinct books (each with a name and signs)? In reference to 98:2-3 and multiple different verses which different books are ...
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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 does Bismika Allahuma mean?

Bismillahir Rahman-ir-Rahim means In the name of Allah the most loving and kind or the most gracious and merciful. What does Bismika Allahuma mean?
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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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Quran 21:32 protected roof or protective roof

وَجَعَلْنَا السَّمَاءَ سَقْفًا مَّحْفُوظًا وَهُمْ عَنْ آيَاتِهَا مُعْرِضُون Quran 21:32 Does the word (محفوظاً) mean protected or protective In other words what does the verse say, does it say that ...
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is Allah a literal translation of the word God?

i always believed(and still do) that the word Allah means the God that we Muslims worship and the Arabic word ilah (إلاة) is a literal translation for the word God. but i heard some people even ...
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Translation of this particular verse?

Selamun aleikum, Can someone give me a literal translation of these particular verses (and add a little bit of explaining): Surah Al-Ala, Verses 4/5: وَالَّذِي أَخْرَجَ الْمَرْعَىٰ فَجَعَلَهُ ...
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مَنَازِلَ, What does „manazil“ mean, in this verse?

Selamun aleikum, to the Arabic speakers, what exactly does the word مَنَازِلَ mean, especially in the context of this verse: And the moon – We have determined for it phases (مَنَازِل), until it ...
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What is the correct translation of the words of the Prophet SAW in Sahih al-Bukhari 24?

Sahih al-Bukhari 24: Narrated 'Abdullah (bin 'Umar): Once Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) passed by an Ansari (man) who was admonishing his brother regarding Haya'. On that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "...
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What is the meaning of the Arabic word أَخْلِفْ?

It is in the dua: اللَّهُمَّ أْجُرْنِي فِي مُصِيبَتِي وَأَخْلِفْ لِي خَيْرًا مِنْهَا
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Why did Quran say, "May Allah destroy them" if it's from Allah?

Some Christians (including an individual named Christian Prince) cite a verse which say: The Jews say, "Ezra is the son of Allah "; and the Christians say, "The Messiah is the son of ...
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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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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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Medallion translation [closed]

I have found this? Any body can give me an idea what's written on it? Thanks a lot]1
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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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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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Traslation of صلّى in more contexts pls answer

Salamo3alaykom, as I've asked some minutes ago, I'd like to ask about the meaning of the word or verb صلّى and what I may have understood is that it can mean "praying" or also "sending blessings". Can ...
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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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In Qur'an 7:161, why is "say the word of humility" translated in various ways?

Regarding the ayah: وَإِذْ قِيلَ لَهُمُ اسْكُنُوا هَٰذِهِ الْقَرْيَةَ وَكُلُوا مِنْهَا حَيْثُ شِئْتُمْ وَقُولُوا حِطَّةٌ وَادْخُلُوا الْبَابَ سُجَّدًا نَّغْفِرْ لَكُمْ خَطِيئَاتِكُمْ سَنَزِيدُ ...
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Is there any translation of Qur'an into Syriac?

I am studying the Arabic of Qur'an and it is known that there is a close intelligibility between Arabic and Syriac. For purely linguistic interests, I want to have a Qur'an in Syriac and compare it ...
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Are there surahs in the quran which state that the moon is lit by reflected sunlight?

When I look up at the moon at night, it looks like a source of its own light just like the sun. surah 71:16 expresses this observation as: And made the moon therein a [reflected] light and made the ...
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Is this hadith translation correct?

from https://sunnah.com/urn/1289170 It was narrated from ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "If I were to walk on a live coal or a sword, or if I were to sew shows to my feet, ...
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What do Sections k32.1 through k32.4 in The Reliance of the Traveller say?

In Section k32 of The Reliance of the Traveller, the translator explains that the subsequent four sections (k32.1 through k32.4) are not translated, and instead writes: (n: This section, which begins,...
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Does "nur" in Qur'an 71:16 mean "reflected light" or just "light"?

Regarding the verse 71:16: وَجَعَلَ ٱلْقَمَرَ فِيهِنَّ نُورًا وَجَعَلَ ٱلشَّمْسَ سِرَاجًا And made the moon therein a [reflected] light and made the sun a burning lamp I saw an Arab ...
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Isn't the verse of the Qur'an 23:14 (... and We made the lump, bones ...) scientifically inaccurate?

Then We made the sperm-drop into a clinging clot, and We made the clot into a lump [of flesh], and We made the lump, bones, and We covered the bones with flesh; then We developed him into another ...
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Why did Khan translate "ثَوْبِ" into "beds" in his translation of Sahih Bukhari?

This is Khan's Translation of Sahih Bukhari Vol 3 Book 51 Chapter 8 Hadith 2581 Narrated Urwa from Aisha: The wives of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) were in two groups. One group consisted of Aisha, ...
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Why is إِنَّا translated to "indeed we" (Sahih International)? E.g. إِنَّا لِلَّهِ = "Indeed we belong to Allah"

Consider, for example, the following verses: الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ Who, when disaster strikes them, say, "Indeed we belong ...
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How to accurately translate ترك in the context of the hadith "Between man and polytheism and unbelief is the [abandonment/negligence] of prayer"?

There are two similar ahadith with different translations: إِنَّ بَيْنَ الرَّجُلِ وَبَيْنَ الشِّرْكِ وَالْكُفْرِ تَرْكَ الصَّلاَةِ Verily between man and between polytheism and unbelief is the ...
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Is this the correct translation of Imam ibn Taymiyyah's views on veiling?

Imam Ibn Taymiyyah said in his "Majmoo' al fatawa" that : والحجاب مختص بالحرائر دون الإماء كما كانت سنة المؤمنين في زمن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وخلفائه أن الحرة تحتجب والأمة تبرز وكان عمر رضي ...
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Does the word "hajr" also mean "to bind", and thus Qur'an 4:34 can also be interpreted to imply "tie up your wife and force her to have sex"?

Qur'an 4:34 (other translations at Islam Awakened) says: ... But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike ...
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Does Qur'an 23:6 talk about "wives" or "spouses" in إِلَّا عَلَىٰ أَزْوَاجِهِمْ?

Qur'an 23:6 has varying translations (see Islam Awakened): إِلَّا عَلَىٰ أَزْوَاجِهِمْ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ غَيْرُ مَلُومِينَ except with their wives, and what their right ...
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Is the translation of Qur'an 4:40 "If there be a good deed, He will repay twofold" inaccurate?

The translation of the Qur'an by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan contains: God does not wrong anyone by as much as a grains weight. If there be a good deed, He will repay twofold, and will bestow out of His ...
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Why do some translations of Qur'an 79:30 talk about the Earth being egg-shaped?

A few translations of Qur'an 79:30 say that the Earth is egg-shaped. For example: And after that He has spread out the earth in the egg-shape (for habitability). -- translation by Ali Ünal And more, ...
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What does كُفُوً mean in Surah Ikhlas?

I'm referring to the last ayah of Surah Ikhlas: وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ - 112:4 What exactly does كُفُوً mean? Does it mean equal? Or does it mean equivalent? In the English language the ...
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Mujtahid vs Mujahid

I know that Mujtahid and Mujahid both have as root word ج-ه-د J-H-D. But what is the difference Mujtahid and Mujahid between them both in: The arabic language Islamic framework
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