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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 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 جائتهم Is there a strength difference between these two? For example, can we say جائتهم means prophets ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Who named our prophet 'Muhammad' and why?

This is actually my son's question but I could not find a satisfactory quick answer. The meaning from the derived Arabic root H-M-D (to praise) is praiseworthy, commendable, laudable. src I am ...
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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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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 is the definition, description and signs of Layl (night)?

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 "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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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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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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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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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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What are the readings (qira'at) of Quran?

As far as I know there are more than one reading for Quran. Some say they are 7 and others say they are 14. What does that mean? Are there more than one Quran? Which reading is the correct one and why?...
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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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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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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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Why aren't the letters چ‎, گ‎ or پ‎ found in the Qur'an?

I am wondering about the following three letters: چ‎ – Che گ‎ – Gaf پ‎ – Pe These three letters are not in the Qur'an (not even a single time). Is there any reason behind that?
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Difference between "fakeer" and "miskeen"

What is the difference between "fakeer" (فقير) and "miskeen" (مسكين)? Are they different levels of poor, or do they refer to the same thing? Also what conditions must apply to be considered for each ...
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What is the difference between إِثْم and ذَنب and سَيِّئَة which refer to sin?

There are a number of Arabic words in Quran that refer to sin like: إِثْم and ذَنب and سَيِّئَة. I am looking for the difference between them and their usage.
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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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What is the literal meaning of Sallallahu?

What is the literal meaning of Sallallahu? Would it be right if I say 'Allah's salah/salat', which means Allah's blessings, Mercy.
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Why do words like "salah" and "riba" have an extra unpronounced letter waw in them?

I've noticed that in many masaahif ("mushafs"), certain words like "salah" and "riba" have an extra, unpronounced letter waw in them, such as Surah Baqarah, verse 3: The fifth word here is pronounced ...
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Why masjid Haram is called that name?

In Islam we use to word Haram for things that are forbidden, but when we say Majid-e-Haram, why do we use "Haram" word?
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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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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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What is the difference between "wafat" and "maut"?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidil-Mursalin wa 'ala 'Alihi wa Sahbihi Ajma'in. Quran uses these two words "wafat" and "maut", which is ...
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What is the meaning of 24:57?

In the Qur'an, while talking about the disbelievers, God says "لا تحسبن الذين كفروا معجزين في الأرض". I have, however, seen two very different translations for this ayah: Never think that the ...
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How did saying Mashallah originate?

As a convert, I hear this a lot: Masha Allah, also Masha'Allah, is an Arabic phrase that means "God has willed", expresses appreciation, joy, praise, or thankfulness for an event or person that was ...
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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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Is it proper to greet a non-Muslim with "As-Salāmu Alaykum"?

Is it proper to greet a non-Muslim with "As-Salāmu Alaykum" (Peace be upon you) or respond with "wa alaykumu s-salāmu wa rahmatu l-lāhi wa barakātuh" (may peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you)...
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Why do Muslims offer prayers in Arabic? What is the significance of the language?

Muslims offer prayer and recite Quran in Arabic. What is the significance of Arabic language for worship according to Quran and Sunnah? Is there any hadith or verse of Quran that makes the Arabic ...
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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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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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What is the meaning of "مُوَلِّي"?

The word مُوَلِّي appears in Quran verse 2:148. I have read a few translations of the verse (e.g. here) but I still don't have a good understanding of what the word means. I looked it up on المعاني ...
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What does "Jazak Allah Khair" mean?

Asslamu allikum I would like to know the usage of Jazak Allah Khair. When is it best used and, is there any restrictions? What does "Jazak Allah Khair" mean? When do we use "Jazak Allah Khair"? ...
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What does “wa iyyakum" mean?

I would like to know the usage of wa iyyakum. When is it best used and, any restrictions What does "wa iyyakum" mean? When do we use "wa iyyakum". Jazak Allah Khair for the answer
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How many writing styles of Mushaf Quran that exist?

I found that mushaf in my country is different in style of writing to that which come from Makkah. Probably most of the (old) mushafs in my country use Indopak style. However the religious council ...
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Do I need to learn Arabic to become a practicing Muslim?

I am an American who recently converted. But I only know English and I have a Qur'an that is English only. I have memorized most of the everyday sayings in Arabic. But I was wondering if I have to ...
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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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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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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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