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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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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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Should Qur'an 54:17 be interpreted as meaning the Qur'an is intended to be simple to understand?

There's a range of translations of Quran 54:17; here are some examples: And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth? -- M. M. Pickthall We have ...
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Does Allah also protect the Arabic language?

The Qur'an is protected by Allah: Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur'an and indeed, We will be its guardian. -- Qur'an 15:9 This does not say the Arabic language is also protected. ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it compulsory to recite short duas in Arabic?

I wanted to know if the short duas, like while travelling, while getting on a vehicle, while entering/exiting toilets, making decision for wudu/salat, etc are compulsory to be said in Arabic or could ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have forgotten how to read the quran. Where can I learn to read Arabic?

Assalamu aliakum. I am 12 years old. I learned to recite the Quran when I was very young. But a few years back I stopped reciting quran and now I don't know how to read Arabic, I have forgotten. I ...
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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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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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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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What is the difference between "adab" and "behavior"?

There's some overlap between the word "adab" and "behavior", but I'm not sure if all proper Muslim behavior is considered "adab". Adab in the context of behavior, refers to prescribed Islamic ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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