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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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Is the word مخلوق in the Quran? If yes, which verse?

Is the word مخلوق makhloq (creature/created) present in Quran? If yes, then in which verse it is present? I need exact word not like خلق. Update 1 I am Urdu speaking person. We use the words like ...
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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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Need proper pronunciation of various Arabic alphabets to read Quran correctly

Many a times, I miss to pronounce various Arabic letters correctly, which leads to reading the Holy Quran incorrectly. Some of the tricky alphabets include: 'ط' and 'ت' 'ظ' and 'ز' and 'ذ' and 'ض'...
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Is there a specific sequence of Arabic words which is considered "the shahada"?

The shahada is a testimony of faith. Wikipedia lists it as: لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله lā ʾilāha ʾillā-llāh, muḥammadur-rasūlu-llāh There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God. ...
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*Allah* is greatest, *God* is greatest [duplicate]

I am reading the Shi'a version of the Adhan on wikipedia (I don't speak arabic). Arabic الله أكبر Transliteration Allāhu akbar, Allāhu akbar Translation Allah is greatest, God is greatest. In ...
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Is Akbar a name of Allah?

Al-Kabeer is a name of Allah what about Akbar? Can we say it's not a name of Allah if it's not found in the Quran or Sunnah or should we need to say I cannot affirm it because it's not found in Quran ...
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What exactly does "Bayyinah" mean in the Quran?

According to Quran translations, it means "The clear evidence" or "The clear proof". But I'm still confused. Does Bayyinah mean a proof that is so clear that it cannot be refuted? Or does it refer to ...
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If the Quran is such a miracle, then why do so many Arabs still reject Islam today? [closed]

We know that even during the Prophet's (pbuh) days, many Arabs did not believe that he was a prophet. And even today, there are many christian arabs who don't believe that the Quran is a miracle. ...
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Does the Quran contain the word peace?

What is the arabic word or words that translate to peace? Are they present in the Quran? How many times do they appear in the Quran?
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Translation and transliteration of Prophets saying

Majed Mahmoud has a talk in which he mentions something that the Prophet (PBUH) used to say. I would like it if somebody can provide a translation and transliteration of this please.
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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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Is there a version of Wasalaam aleikum when greeting one person?

When I was working in Syria back in the 1990s, the greeting I was taught to use was "Wasalaam aleikum", but our Arabic teacher also said a "wa-" prefix and a "-kum" ending were used for the plural "...
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Why near 17 percent of Quranic words start with 'wa' (وَ)? Can we detach 'wa' from those words?

I'm working on Quran (using Quran's database) and I've noticed that from like 17000 distinct words of Quran, around 3000 start with wa attached to the beginning of the word. Examples: ...
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What does the spiky symbol at the beginning mean?

What does the spiky symbol at the beginning mean?
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Meaning of ' بين يديه '

Assalamu 'Alaikum dear brothers and sisters A Christian recently argued with me by quoting Al Ahqaf:30 that Prophet (S) had the Original Thaurath in his hands. Here is what he said: "Let me give ...
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Is spelling the name "Ali" as "Alee" wrong?

My surname is Ali and I spell it in two ways: "Ali" and "Alee". But my friend says "Alee" is wrong and I should spell it as "Ali". Why this spelling is wrong? Can anyone help us? I am so curious about ...
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Is it okay to perform a dua in Other than Arabic language? [duplicate]

I want to make dua, But I barely understand Arabic. is it okay if I make dua in My First language ?
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Immediately after the shahadah, what is the phrase used in the chant, (besides Allahu Akbar)?

I am trying to get a better understanding about Islam, for the reasons of not only research, but spirituality. I have been watching videos of people taking the shahadah and I have noticed that after ...
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What happend to the second garden of the disbeliever?

In Surat al-Kahf we find the story with the example of the two men quoted in the verses 32 to 44. While at first in the verses (18:32-33) the speech is about two gardens, later on only a single garden ...
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How to remove or solve a possible shirk Issue from Verse (43:84)?

If we take the Verse (43:84)literally, it would mean that there's a deity in the heaven and an other on earth, which is a clear conflict to our monotheistic view (tawhid). Maybe the translation of ...
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What is the significance of saying: "Mustafa", after saying the name of the Messenger (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him)?

As-salaamu 'alaykum, wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. As the question states, I was wondering what the significance is of saying "Mustafa" after, for example, the name of our Prophet - peace and ...
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Difference between Rabbul Alamin and Rabbil Alamin

I heard many people using the word Rabbul-Alameen. This article tells us to Reflect upon His saying, '(Rabbul-Alameen) the Lord of the Alameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists).' [Soorah al-Fatiha (...
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Is there a book which can help with Quranic Arabic? [closed]

Do you have a recommendation for a book that makes, shall I say, a "Gateway" to Quranic Arabic? Something that will help me understand the Arabic of the Quran better if I will read it before reading ...
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Is Qur'an the finest piece of literature in Arabic?

It is often claimed that Qur'an is the finest piece of literature in Arabic. Is this supported by scholarly views ? Essentially, what is superior about the language of Qur'an when compared to the ...
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Correct Pronunciation of Allah in common Islamic phrases

Let's take for example الحمد لله- The most common pronunciation is: Al-Hamdo-Li-Lah. Now, even-though there is a Shada/شَدّة on the word Allah, it is not emphasized. Why is that? Another example is ...
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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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Is it haram to eat an ice cream whose packaging contains an image that looks like Allah in Arabic?

I went to Burger King and they had an ice cream whose wrapper had an image that looked like the name of Allah in Arabic. Is it haram to eat an ice cream whose packaging contains an image that looks ...
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The origin of the word "left" and "right" in Arabic

You might have noticed, that in the Arabic language, the word "left" is metaphorically used for something bad or impure. And the other way around for the word "right". The word right: 69:19 - 69:...
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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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How should I practise Arabic in order to read Quran?

Arabic is not like western languages, say Spanish, which is not difficult if you have learned all the consonants and vowels, because you can spell and speak all the letter combinations correctly by ...
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Sallam and salam - what is difference?

What is the difference between sallam and salam? I have to write some more text, for this site's requirement: What is their structure, construction? What is difference in meanings? I used to use ...
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Was the name Friday/Jumua known before Islam?

Based on this Question and as we know that all weekdays in Arabic are associated with a number: Sunday =al-Ahad - 1 الأحد Monday =al-Ithnayn - 2 الاثنين Tuesday = a-Thulata' - 3 الثلاثاء Wednesday = ...
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What is the meaning of "aslamwalequm"? [duplicate]

If someone (non believer) wishes you with aslamwalequm instead of asalaamo alaiqum. Is it by intention or merely a mis-pronunciation? Is it death upon you or stones upon you or nay other meaning since ...
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Is it "Hashir" or "Al-Hashir"?

Our family is in the process of naming a new born and they would like to go for the name "Hashir," which is one of the names of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). When I heard the name, I said that it had to be ...
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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 is the verb "perceive / یشعرون" negated in two different styles in Baqarah: 9 and 12, and what's the exact difference?

The 9th and 12th verses of Baqarah read as follows: يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّـهَ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّا أَنفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ They would trick God and believers, and ...
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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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How to greet women in Arabic?

Normally we say "Assalam o Alaikum", but my sir said that for women we need to say "Assalam o Alaikuna". Is that right?
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What is the proper usage of the Takbir?

What is the proper usage of the Takbir? Allahu Akbar or Allah Hu Akbar
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a specific verse in Ibn Ishaq's "Sirat Rasulallah" in Arabic

I am trying to find the Arabic equivalent to this text: [Muhammad said] "So I read it, and he [Gabriel] departed from me. And I awoke from my sleep, and it was as though these words were written on ...
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While I'm in my praying, can I say Dua in different languages?

If I don't know the Arabic meaning of a Dua, can I say the Dua in a different language?
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Notation of star before an ayah indicates?

In this list of verses in surah 42 http://quran.com/42/7-16, 13 is started with a star, what does it indicate? I don't think it is marking a break of ruku, because in my Qur'an ruku ends at verse ...
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Was the Quran always written with diacritics?

Arabic writing can be also understood without diacritics. Was the Quran ever written without diacritics?
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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 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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Where to find linguistic tips on quranic translations?

I'm trying to read Quran, and I need to be able to understand the original Arabic at some places. For example, the verse that says: إِنَّكَ لَمِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ You see in many places that it's ...
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Why is Holy Quran in Arabic? [duplicate]

The question is simple. Why is Quran in Arabic? There are many other languages besides Arabic, so why Arabic is selected specially by ALLAH SWT?
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Is "Abdul Athif" an appropriate name for a Muslim?

I am Abdul Athif. Athif means "kind". So I was given as Abdul Athif meaning "Servant of the kind" or "slave of the kind". But I don't find the name Athif in the 99 names of Allah. Is it going against ...
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Why do Muslims say "As-salamu 'alaykum" (plural -kum), even when only one person is addressed?

Shouldn't it vary depending on the number and the gender of the addressee, e.g. 'alayka, 'alayki, 'alaykuma ? But I almost never heard the other variation. Is there a religious or grammatical reason ...
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What does "Rasul" means?

Honestly, that's my name, I wonder if there is a depth meaning of it. I am also curios if there is a relation of my name to GOD or a prophet. Please tell me.