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Can I make Dua in English, must it be a Surah from Quran? [duplicate]

I don't speak Arabic, therefore if I'm making dua to Allah does it always have to be a surah from the Quran or can I make dua in English anytime too? For example: “O’ Allah please help me to do well ...
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Can I perform the 5 daily prayers in English? [duplicate]

I am new to Islam but since I began my journey turning to and submitting myself to Allah two months ago I've been having trouble with starting to pray. I was raised Catholic then became an Atheist for ...
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Can I pray in English? If not, how do memorize the Arabic?

i'm a very recent convert to Islam and I'm having trouble praying. I want to pray five times a day, I want to worship God, but the Arabic is very hard to memorize. Can I pray with the English ...
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Why do some groups transliterate Arabic words in a lengthy way? [closed]

It seems to be with the Salafi groups: Islam is Islaam, Qur'an is Qur'aan, Abu is Aboo, Salah is Salaah etc. You get the picture. Is it just to be more precise in English. You know if you are reading ...
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English Translation of the Quran with contextual explanation?

Through Google search, I've found a couple of English translations of the Quran recommended by scholars. Some editions are also easily available online. The ones I found are basically sentence-by-...
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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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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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Is it acceptable to perform istakhara in English? If so, how?

I am not good at learning and speaking Arabic and few matters has arisen in life, where I need guidance from Allah. Is it possible to do istakhara in English or just listen to the dua for istakhara? ...
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Are there any free Online Urdu Qur'ans?

I should like to learn Urdu, but I am having problems trying to find an online Urdu Qur'an -- I know of no other book that I can pick and be sure that most of the words are translated about as closely ...
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Are the English translations of the Qur'an practical to read with the purpose of understanding?

Are the English translated versions of the Qur'an "safe" practical to read and understand the true lessons within? I'm confident that there are things in Arabic that can only be expressed in that ...
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Married by Islam but husband divorced me by saying it in English

Hi me and my husband are married by Islam if he says in English 3 times he divorces me and puts my name at the end when he says I divorce you and then my name dose that mean we are divorced
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Why are Quran translations written in old-fashioned English with difficult vocabulary?

The Qur'an itself has a very simple vocabulary and grammar and is very easy to read. However, translations often use very formal, old-fashioned English with a lot of words that are seldom used in ...
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What are the accurate English translation of degrees of good/bad deeds?

In Islam any action can be classified in on of the following categories: Haram حرام Makrooh مكروه Mubah مباح Mostahab مستحب Wajeb واجب What are the accurate English translation of each category?
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Can I make dhikr in English?

I make Dhikr (Subhanallahi, al adheem, wa bihamdihi) 112 times morning and evening everyday. I am a non-native speaker who does not understand Arabic. I do understand what the above dhikr means, "...
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English books on the Seerah (biography of the Prophet sallallaahu aleyhi wasallam)

I'm looking for an English Seerah book that fits (at least some of) the following qualities: written in narrative form gives significant consideration to authenticity (not a compilation of unverified ...
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How should I spell “Quran” in English? [closed]

At least Koran, Coran, Quran, and Qur'an are alternate English spellings for the name of the religious texts. Is there a preferred spelling, and if so why? I've seen, for example, some discussion ...