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Translation of some (Islamic) texts and content from (or into?) Arabic

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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 ...
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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 to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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What does the exception in “No man should be alone with a woman except when there is a Mahram with her” mean?

Regarding the hadith Ibn Juraij narrated this hadith with the same chain of transmitters, but he made no mention of it: "No person (man) should be alone with a woman except when there is a Mahram ...
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What is the exact meaning of “soorah” (image in Arabic) in the ahadith which state “Allah created Adam in his image”?

This question concerns the hadith: ... خَلَقَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ آدَمَ عَلَى صُورَتِهِ ... -- Sahih Muslim 2841 (sunnah.com); see also Sahih Muslim 2612 e (sunnah.com) This translates ...
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Does “nikah” mean “sex”?

In another question, we have this quote: I heard that the word "nikah" has a disgusting meaning to it? All this time I thought "nikah" meant marriage, but apparently it means to have sex or f***. -...
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How do the words monasteries, churches and synagogues occur in the Quran?

My question is regarding 22:40 of the Quran. I see many translations speaking about churches, monasteries and synagogues, but how do any of these words translate as such: sawame' bya'on salawaaton ...
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What is the meaning of this taweez (tawiz) writtings?

Yesterday inside my pillow I found triangular shaped object wrapped inside was some kind of note. Below is a picture of it: My family and I are Orthodox Christians, this seems to me is something ...
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What is the meaning of the word مريب in Surah qaf, Ayah 25?

أَلْقِيَا فِي جَهَنَّمَ كُلَّ كَفَّارٍ عَنِيدٍ مَّنَّاعٍ لِّلْخَيْرِ مُعْتَدٍ مُّرِيبٍ [ Allah will say], "Throw into Hell every obstinate disbeliever, preventer of good, aggressor, and doubter [...
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Does the word “anzalna”/“anzala” really translate to “iron” in Qur'an 57:25?

...And We sent down iron, wherein is great military might and benefits for the people, and so that Allah may make evident those who support Him and His messengers unseen. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and ...
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Does Qur'an 5:41 mean that all Jews “listen eagerly to lies”, or that among the Jews there are some who “listen eagerly to lies”?

Qur'an 5:41: يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّسُولُ لَا يَحْزُنكَ الَّذِينَ يُسَارِعُونَ فِي الْكُفْرِ مِنَ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَلَمْ تُؤْمِن قُلُوبُهُمْ وَمِنَ الَّذِينَ هَادُوا ...
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What does this mean in English: “tafsirbi’l-ma’thur”?

I'm brushing up on exegetical works pertaining to the Qur'an, and I keep coming across this term: "tafsirbi’l-ma’thur." Can someone provide me with a clear definition of the term and help me ...
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Why are some muslims mistranslating Surah Hajj, Ayah 52?

This is the translation according to Sahih International: "And We did not send before you any messenger or prophet except that when he spoke [or recited], Satan threw into it [some misunderstanding]. ...
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Meaning of the word “zafeer” in quran

My son who is four years old now his name is zafeer. When we checked it has two meanings. When the word starts with "za" it's meaning is not good but when it starts with "dha"(which my son's name is) ...
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What does the attribute of Allah “shafiul mudhnibin” mean?

I was advised by an honourable person to chant the following: Ya Allahu, Ya Rahmanu, Ya Rahim, Ya Rahmatallil Alamin, Ya Shafiul Mudhnibin. But I want to verify its meaning first. First four phrases ...
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What does اذل and اعز mean in Qur'an 5:54?

Surah Al-Maeda, Verse 54: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَن يَرْتَدَّ مِنكُمْ عَن دِينِهِ فَسَوْفَ يَأْتِي اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ يُحِبُّهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَهُ أَذِلَّةٍ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَعِزَّةٍ ...
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What does “Inni Ka Lillah” and “Inni Qalillah” mean?

I would like to know the usage of Inni Ka Lillah. What is it actually? Another phrase which confuses me is Inni Qalillah Is the term controversial, meaning I'm your god?
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Why is “وليتلطف” in Surah Kahaf is written in bold text in Quran?

I have seen the word وليتلطف in Surah Kahaf in the Quran written in bold text. I want to know: The reason why this word is in bold? What is the meaning of this word according to Tafseer or Ahaadith?...
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What is the meaning of سعدیک and و الشرّ لیس الیک in this prayer of Istiftah?

The following is part of the Istiftah prayer narrated to be cited by Prophet -p.b.u.h- : وجّهت وجهي للّذي فطر السموات والأرض حنيفاً، وما أنا من المشركين، إنّ صلاتي ونسكي ومحياي ومماتي لله ربّ ...
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Why is الْمُتْعَةِ translated as “Hajj-at-Tamatu”?

The following Hadith has been narrated in the Book Sahih Al-Bukhari: حَدَّثَنَا مُسَدَّدٌ، حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى، عَنْ عِمْرَانَ أَبِي بَكْرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو رَجَاءٍ، عَنْ عِمْرَانَ بْنِ حُصَيْنٍ ـ ...
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How is Qur'an 13:15 justified?

And unto Allah (Alone) falls in prostration whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and in the afternoons. 13:15 http://quran.com/13/...
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What is the meaning of “bi masabiha” in surah 67:5

I have read on many websites that shooting star is meteor in science, but I read the translation of the quran in surah Al-Mulk ayat 5 that : And We have certainly beautified the nearest heaven ...
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Muhammad, Mohammad, Muhammed, Mohammed, Mohamed, or Mohumed?

What is the correct way to spell the Prophet's name? Wikipedia spells it Muhammad (so does this site's tag: prophet-muhammad), though I'm running into people with variations on the spelling quite ...
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What's the difference between the word “al-bahra” and “al-yammi” in the Quran?

Both of these words are translated as "sea." What's the semantic difference between them?
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What is the meaning of this Arabic tawiz?

My sister in law (husband's sister) gave me a piece of paper for keeping that in my room for the betterment of my husband on which something is written in Arabic. I can read but can't know the meaning....
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What is the Arabic word for “Demon” and “Angel”? [closed]

My teacher asked me those words, but unfortunately, I was not able to answer it because I don't know that words in Arabic language.
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Can anyone translate these pictures for me?

I have these in my apartment, can someone translate them for me. Thanks.
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What is the literal meaning of the word “Qur'an”?

I know that the Qur'an is the book revealed by the prophet Muhammad, but I'd like to know what the meaning of this word "Qur'an" is literally? What is its root?
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Why Allah send darood on Prophet Muhammad(saw)?

إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye ...
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What is 'wala' of a slave?

Its mentioned in several ahadith (like this) that the 'wala' of a slave is for the one who buys the slave, and that 'wala' should not be bought and sold. This 'wala' comes up a lot in the ahadith ...
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What does “offer reals” mean in this hadith?

I want to know the background of this Hadith: What does it mean "Um Haran bint Milhan, who would offer him reals"? Does this mean the prophet slept in her house. What type of relationship was it ? ...