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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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Addressing a supposed “error” in 3:59

I need help with 3:59 of the Qur'an. Some say there is a grammatical "error". The verse concerns the creation of Adam AS but the saying kun fayakun (فيكون) is in the present tense. It is ...
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What is the best way to learn the Classical Arabic (Fusha)?

I know the Arabic script, and can read the Quran. But I have no understanding of what I'm reading. What is the best route to learning Classical Arabic? Most of the guides I've seen (in the UK) deal ...
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What does mean “may your hand be besmeared with dust”?

" تَرِبَتْ يَدَاكَ " has different translations here: Sahih al-Bukahri: "(otherwise) you will be a losers" then where is "otherwise" in original (arabic) text? Sunan ibn Majah : "may your ...
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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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What is the difference between “nabi” and “rasul”?

In English, we use the word prophet, but in Quran two different names are used for prophets: rasul and nabi. What is the difference between rasul and nabi?
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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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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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Does the Quran actually refer to the expansion of the universe?

According to many Islamic sources, Quran 51:47 refers to the expansion of the universe, a phenomenon that has been made known to us in the recent century. And the heaven We constructed with ...
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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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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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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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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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On the use of “اه”

In arabic there is the ending suffix اه which is used to expressed pain, grief or sorrow such as when saying Ya/Waa waladaah (O my child, or Alas my child) [expressing grief for one’s child], or ...
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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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Is Arabic the language of Jinn?

As there seems many similarities in the life of Humans and Jinn, so I was wondering if Arabic is their language or they use diverse languages (according to their areas ...)? Or even they have their ...
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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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What is the difference between “mukhlis” and “mukhlas”?

Two words mentioned in the Qur'an are mukhlis (with I) and mukhlas (with A). They come from the same root word as "ikhlaas," which means sincerity. The former is often translated as "a person of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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سماء and سماوات ,السماء الدنيا

I actually have 3 questions. They are:- First question: What is the meaning of the word سماء in the context of the Qur'an? Second question: Can the word سماوات be used as a replacement for the word ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between حَرَّمَ and نَهَى?

In the Qur'an, and throughout the hadith literature, there are numerous references to what is forbidden. However, I have noticed that what is often translated as the English word "forbade" seems to ...
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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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What does 786 mean?

I have seen that the number 786 is quite often linked with Islam. What is its significance? What does it mean?
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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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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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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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What is the reason for interpreting word Imam to book in Quran?

The word "imam" simply means "imam", but some interpreters (Mofasers) like Ibn Katheer have interpreted the word to mean "book". Why interpret it to "book"? ...
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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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Why was Quran revealed in Arabic language?

Due to the fact that Allah is All-wise, there must've been a reason for sending down Quran in Arabic. So what is it? What would have happened if Allah had used another language? I'm asking 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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Is using Arabic when you dont understand it an innovation or a real part of the religion?

As a convert this was my first serious question. I just convinced myself that Islam is closer to the straight path than Christianity which meant that a lot of people have added to the religion. After ...
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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 Salat and Salah?

That's it. Not much more detail in the question. If the answer could include usage in a sentence, that would be helpful.

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