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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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What is the true meaning of Allah?

I am a newb at Islam and Arabic, however, I have been learning Arabic and I have come across a question that can be said in Arabic: مَنْ رَبُّكُمْ "Who is your God (to a bunch of guys)?" with ...
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Arabic word stress in the presence of an elided hamza ("hamzat al-waSl") [closed]

Word stress in classical Arabic follows a precise set of rules, which are described consistently in various Arabic grammar textbooks, e.g. Ryding's "A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic&...
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Did prophet mohammed PBUH told we have to read quran only in arabic? [duplicate]

Did prophet Mohammed PBUH told we have to read Qur'an only in Arabic?
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Is it haram to transliterate Arabic in English?

I have been told that it is haram to write Arabic in English like e.g. "Assalam O Alaikum" and "JazakALLAH". So is transliterating Arabic in English actually haram?
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Should the word دَسَّاهَا have a ي in it in سورة الشمس ayat number 10?

I have encountered two different ways of spelling the word دَسَّاهَا as it appears on سورة الشمس. One of them doesn't use the letter ي in it and other one does. For example, quran.com doesn't use the ...
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Is it right or wrong - "Assalamualaikum"?

Some days ago, I came to know that "Inshallah" is wrong and the correct one is "In shaa Allah". Similarly, Are these right or wrong? Assalamualaikum. Jazak Allahu Khairun. Alhamdulillah. Subhan ...
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Many typing forms for some Islamic terminologies

I am bit confused about this. I've seen some people type some Islamic terminologies in English using different forms. For example: Salams or AA (shorten form of Assalamu Alaikum) insha allah, in sha ...
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Why masjid Haram is called that name?

In Islam we use the word Haram for things that are forbidden, but when we say Majid-e-Haram, why do we use the "Haram" word?
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What is the correct format for replying to salam? [duplicate]

While saying salam to others, nobody will say Wassalamu alaikum or Assalamu Walaikum. But, while replying I can hear different format like Wa alaikum Wassalam Wa alaikum Assalam Alaikum ...
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Niyat for Sunnah Umrah Namaz

Assalaamualaikum Please Share the Niyat for 2 Rakat Sunnah Umrah Namaz (prayer) in Arabic with transliteration and translation.
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What is the correct way to recite Darood Sharif - Durood e Ibrahim?

I have been listening Darood Sharif on youtube and I have notice reciter say Muhammadin and other reciter say Muhammad. Also reciters say Ibraheem and Ibraheema. So for example: Reciter One: http:...
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Why Latin in Anno Hegirae?

I just discovered the term "Anno Hegirae" for the first time (I'm not Muslim). I'm curious, why does the term use Latin rather than Arabic? Is there a version of the term in Arabic? What is that ...
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What does 'subha-n-allah' mean?

What does 'subha-n-allah' mean? I've often heard this being used within the Bangladeshi community, but it just occured to me that I don't know what it means. Where does it come from, and how is it ...
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What does "akhdaan" mean?

What does أَخْدَانٍ (used in verse 4:25 and 5:5) mean? ...مُحْصِنِينَ غَيْرَ مُسَافِحِينَ وَلَا مُتَّخِذِي أَخْدَانٍ... I have checked a few tafseers like Al Tabari, Ibn Kathir, and Al-Mizan but ...
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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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Why Friday is Called "Jumua"

Sunday is called as youmul ahad, and monday is youmul ithnain... The rest of the days in a week except Friday are called with their number... But what is the reason only Friday is called jumua?.
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What is the significance of al-Qurʾān referring to ʿĪsā as المسيح?

Al-Qurʾān refers to ʿĪsā as المسيح. For example, in Sūratu Āli ʿImrān:45: إِذْ قَالَتِ الْمَلَائِكَةُ يَا مَرْيَمُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ مِنْهُ اسْمُهُ الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ ...
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How is hamzat-al-wasl pronounced at the beginning of an ayah?

I know that at the beginning of a noun, when the hamzat-al-wasl in the definite article الْ is pronounced, it is always pronounced as "al-" (i.e. with a fatha). However, using Al-Fatihah 6 as an ...
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How to read these verses in the Quran?

Assalamu alaikum. I am learning how to read Arrabic alphabets and how to read Quran. I'm slightly confused with something: In the first verse of Sura Al-Faatiha, the spelling suggests the following ...
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"REHAN" and "RIHAN" has the same meaning in arabic context? [closed]

As salam wa alaikum, In the Arabic context is it ok if we spell as "RIHAN" or "REHAN"? Are both same meaning in arabic context ?
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What is the meaning behind the idiom "ثكلتك أمك"?

In many ahadith, the idiom "ثكلتك أمك" ("May your mother lose you") is found; I have also seen similar constructs with different wording (e.g. "ثكلتك الثواكل"). From context, this appears to be used ...
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Where does 'attahiyaatu lillahi was salawaatu' come from?

Can someone point me to where this comes from? I don't know Arabic so I've had to transliterate: attahiyaatu lillahi was salawaat at tayyibaat. as salaamu alan nabee wa rahmatullahi wa barakat. as ...
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Do the Arabic names of the prophets have any meaning?

In the bible, many (most?) of the major characters are given meaningful names. For example, the name of the prophet Ishmael literally means "God has heard" in Hebrew, and is derived from the ...
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How different is Classical Arabic from modern Arabic? [closed]

I've been brought up in the West and I'm interested in learning Classical Arabic. As a first step I'm going through an introduction to Modern Arabic. I'd like to gauge the distance I've got to go: ...
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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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What are the differences between "Ya Allah" vs "Allahuma"?

I have a little but not much knowledge of Arabic. Although God is called Al-Karim, I hear the invocation Ya Karim, but I never heard the invocation Ya Al-Karim or Ya-l-Karim. Same for other names of ...
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What do the words "Muslim" and "Kafir" mean?

A previous question asked what does the word "islam" mean? The answer was unambiguous: submit in Arabic means Islam. In the spirit of this previous excellent answer, what do the Arabic words Muslim ...
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Arabic broken plurals and other plurals

In the Arabic languange, there are two forms of plural: one of them is the broken plural, and the other is rafa' plural according to a combination. For example, in the Qur'an, both kuffarun and ...
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What does "السلام عليكم أيها النبي" actually mean?

When I first learnt how to pray salat, I was taught as part of the tashahud to recite the phrase "السلام عليكم أيها النبي." I am hardly fluent in Arabic, but my translation of the above is basically "...
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What words are used for Creator, Creation & Created in the Qu'ran?

What are the most common words (Arabic & standard transliteration) in the Qu'ran used for creation, creator & created? For info, in Yusuf Ali's translation: Creator is used 15 times,creation ...
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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 is the root of ربا?

ربا is undoubtedly haram as per the Qur'an, which says, "وأحل الله البيع وحرم الربا". This is almost universally translated as "interest" or "usury" in English. As per the Qur'anic Arabic Corpus, ...
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Who is Lord in Islam?

قَالَ رَبُّنَا الَّذِي أَعْطَىٰ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلْقَهُ ثُمَّ هَدَىٰ He said: "Our Lord is He Who gave to each (created) thing its [particular] form and nature [through which it is distinguished ...
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What is the difference between خلد (khuld) and لَا يَمُوتُ (la yamut)?

As far as I can see, there are two different ways to express immortality in the Qur'an, one is by using the root خلد (khuld), which as far as I can see is used for people. Surat Ash-Shu`arā' 129 And ...
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What is the Lam for?

In Surah Al Mujadalah Ayah 3, Allah(SWT) says: وَالَّذِينَ يُظَاهِرُونَ مِنْ نِسَائِهِمْ ثُمَّ يَعُودُونَ لِمَا قَالُوا What is the Lam (اللام) connected to? and what is the tafseer/meaning of "...
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What is I'rabul Qur'an?

I was recently introduced to the term I'rab (الإعراب) al-Qur'an, and told it was one of the sciences of the Qur'an. Now me, I love sciences of the Qur'an as much as anybody else (hey, who doesn't), ...
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Is there a Maf'ool مفعول in Ayah 20 of Suratul Insan?

وَإِذَا رَأَيۡتَ ثَمَّ رَأَيۡتَ نَعِيمً۬ا وَمُلۡكً۬ا كَبِيرًا (٢٠) Is there a Maf'ool for رأيت ? If so than where is it? Please your sources if possible.
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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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Should the khateeb deliver the Friday khutbah in Arabic?

In my neighborhood, the Friday khutbah is delivered only using Arabic. There are other khateebs that use both Indonesian (or other languages) and Arabic. As far as I know, they replace the sermon by ...
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Whence came PBUH?

إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His ...
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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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What is the meaning of "لَّا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ" in surah Noor verse 35?

What is the meaning of "لَّا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ" (neither Eastern nor Western) in surah Noor:35? God is the Light of Heaven and Earth! His light may be compared to a niche in which ...
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What does the word "Islam" mean?

In the UK, there is debate about what what the word Islam means. Maajid Nawaz claims it means peace, Anjum Choudary claims it means submission. What does the word Islam mean?
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What is the meaning and the usage of "Assalamu alaikum"? [duplicate]

Assalamu alaikum, I would like to know the meaning and the usage of Assalamu alaikum. Jazaakallah Khair
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What is the correct word for a disbeliever?

I once found this fantastic website: Explaining Surah 9:29 One of the things that learned from it is that there are two separate words for a disbeliever: KAAFIR (sing.) Kaafiroon or Kaafireen (plu.): ...
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What is the difference between the east (مشرق) in singular, dual, an plural forms?

In Surat Al-Baqarah, verse 115, Allah says: Here, Allah says that he owns Al-Mashriq (literally: the east/sunrise), in the Arabic singular form, المشرق . In Surah Ar-Rahman, verse 17, Allah says: ...
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What exactly is the difference of meaning between saddan and suddan in Qur'an verse 36:9?

Allah says: Translation: And We have put before them a barrier and behind them a barrier and covered them, so they do not see. (Surah Yasin, verse 9) In the most common qira'ah (Hafs 'an 'Aasim), ...
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Why are there different translations of the Quran?

Often I have came across translations of Quran and the translation is totally different between two interpreters. Why is it so when the Quran itself is very clear? As an example Note here, beautified ...
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Why, in Qur'an verse 4:34, the feminine singular of kuthhiba used instead of the masculine singular or plural?

Surah Al-An'aam, verse 34, begins with: وَلَقَدْ كُذِّبَتْ رُسُلٌ If you ignore the first two particles (waw + laqad), it begins a verbal sentence with "kuthhibat rusulun." The verb (kutthibat) ...
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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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