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Are there surahs in the quran which state that the moon is lit by reflected sunlight?

When I look up at the moon at night, it looks like a source of its own light just like the sun. surah 71:16 expresses this observation as: And made the moon therein a [reflected] light and made the ...
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Is Shariah a compulsion for a practising Muslim, can it be like I follow only the Quran and dont listen other teachings like Hadith and shariah?

Assalamu-alaykum rahmatullahi wabara-katuh, My point is why follow rules interpreted by the others when you can solely rely on the Quran itself. I deny any teachings by "self-declared elders" of ...
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Interpretation of 3:123

In Surah Ali Imran 3:123 it says: And already had Allah given you victory at [the battle of] Badr while you were few in number. Then fear Allah ; perhaps you will be grateful. The word by word ...
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Is this tafseer of الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ is correct?

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ All praises are to Allah "All the praises - present, past and future - are entitled to God alone, because He is the Creator of all things and He is the Bestower of all blessings, ...
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What a common Muslim is supposed to gain from reading a translation of the Quran?

As we know a common Muslim who is not a scholar is not allowed to interpret the Quran when he is reading it. He is not allowed to do anything he learn from the Quran without scholar's advice. He is ...
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Quran Surah 13 verse 3 interpretation help? [duplicate]

In the Quran Surah 13 verse 3, it stated "He it is Who has stretched out the earth and has placed in it firm mountains and has caused the rivers to flow. He has made every fruit in pairs, two and two, ...
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Was Dr. Zakir Naik wrong while explaining the meaning of alazina kafaroo (الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا)? [closed]

Assalamu alaikum. I came up with a doubt when reading the answer from this website. It was an answer given by Dr. Zakir Naik. Question: If Allah has sealed the hearts of the Kuffar i.e. non-Muslims,...
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Resource or reference for translatation of Quran in hindi?

I want to understand verses of Quran. I an not good Arabic as I'm an Asian not generally aware about a Arabic. I can read Arabic because I have completed Quran Sharif. Please help really want to read ...
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What is the warning of the winding sand-tracts mentioned in Quran 46:21?

In this transliteration and Yusuf Ali's translation, Quran 46:21 reads: Wa Adhkur 'Akhā Ādin 'Idh 'Andhara Qawmahu Bil-'Aĥqāfi Wa Qad Khalati An-Nudhuru Min Bayni Yadayhi Wa Min Khalfihi~ 'Allā ...
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سماء and سماوات ,السماء الدنيا

I actually have 3 questions. They are:- First question: What is the meaning of the word سماء in the context of the Qur'an? Second question: Can the word سماوات be used as a replacement for the word ...
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How did “an atom's weight” come to be mentioned in translations of the Qur'an?

IslamWeb lists Qur'an 10:61 as a miracle of the Qur'an (That matter is made up of sub-atomic particles (chapter 10, verse 61).). The verse is: وَمَا تَكُونُ فِي شَأْنٍ وَمَا تَتْلُو مِنْهُ مِن ...
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What is the meaning of “He covered you with a sort of drowsiness” phrase in Quran 8:11?

I was reading Yusuf Ali's English translation where he states for translation of Quran 8:11: "Remember He covered you with a sort of drowsiness, to give you calm as from Himself, and he caused rain ...
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Are the letter forms of Arabic essential to the Qur'an?

Are the existing letter forms/shapes of the Arabic alphabet an essential part of the Qur'an, or are they an arbitary choice made by humans as a means to record the Qur'an? In other words, if someone ...
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Does Qur'an 16:66 say milk comes from a cow's stomach?

Qur'an 16:66 states: And indeed, for you in grazing livestock is a lesson. We give you drink from what is in their bellies - between excretion and blood - pure milk, palatable to drinkers. ...
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Is it possible to know everything about the Quran?

I fear that if I read Quran everyday (With translation) I'll know everything about it, like reading a book. There won't be anything new in it. So, is it possible that one day I will know everthing ...
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Why is إِنَّا translated to “indeed we” (Sahih International)? E.g. إِنَّا لِلَّهِ = “Indeed we belong to Allah”

Consider, for example, the following verses: الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ Who, when disaster strikes them, say, "Indeed we belong to ...
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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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Can the translated Quran and the Arabic Quran be read in a clean place outside? [duplicate]

As Salam Aleikhum, I want to know for my reference Can the translated Quran and the al Quran be read in a clean place outside is it allowed and permissible with respect for Quran. jazakhum allahu ...
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Why is “The Most Merciful, The Most Beneficent” sometimes written “The Merciful, The Beneficent”?

We know that Allah is The Most Merciful, The Most Beneficent. Why, in some translations, is it written The Merciful, The Beneficent? Why is "Most" not written?
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How can Islamic scholars lawfully edit the intended meaning of the Quran for non-Arabic speakers?

From my reading of the Quran, I've noticed that some translations aren't consistently the same as one another, giving me the impression that edits are being made in some, but not others. Take for ...
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Which tradition states that Surah An-Nasr was revealed in Makkah?

I was reading The Meaning of The Glorious Qu'ran and it said: Though ascribed always to Al-Madinah, tradition says that it was actually revealed in Makkah during the days the Prophet spent there ...
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Why Allah is self introducing in Quran by using the word “we” instead of using “I”? [duplicate]

Why Allah is introducing him self by using the word we instead of using I? Here I'm adding two Ayaths from surath yaseen Verily! We have put on their necks iron collars reaching to chins, so that ...
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What is the english meaning of taqwa?

Selamun Aleykum, I heard there is no single word or even single phrase to adequately translate taqwa into English. This is the reason for inaccuracies in this meaning for Quranic translations. I ...
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Can the Answer to Allah be in simple Mathematics? [closed]

If maths is the truth and God is the truth then maths must explain the truth of God. The only truth that mankind knows is the universal language of truth, mathematics. 1+1=2 A governing ...
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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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How do the words monasteries, churches and synagogues occur in the Quran?

My question is regarding 22:40 of the Quran. I see many translations speaking about churches, monasteries and synagogues, but how do any of these words translate as such: sawame' bya'on salawaaton ...
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Why is the quran as well as some hadiths considered perfectly preserved while other hadiths are not?

Salam everyone. I read a question about a proof of the authenticity of the quran : Can we demonstrate that the Quran is perfectly preserved? . In short, the answers and comments globally say it ...
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What is the meaning of this taweez (tawiz) writtings?

Yesterday inside my pillow I found triangular shaped object wrapped inside was some kind of note. Below is a picture of it: My family and I are Orthodox Christians, this seems to me is something ...
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Does Qur'an 5:41 mean that all Jews “listen eagerly to lies”, or that among the Jews there are some who “listen eagerly to lies”?

Qur'an 5:41: يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّسُولُ لَا يَحْزُنكَ الَّذِينَ يُسَارِعُونَ فِي الْكُفْرِ مِنَ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَلَمْ تُؤْمِن قُلُوبُهُمْ وَمِنَ الَّذِينَ هَادُوا ...
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Coping with translating the Qur'an into Chinese and Chinese characters (hanzi) which are caricatures of animals?

Some Chinese characters (汉字, hànzǐ) are derived from caricatures of animals. The most famous one is for horse (马, mă); see below. Others include man (人, rén) and bird (鸟, niǎo). (Others derived in ...
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Why are some muslims mistranslating Surah Hajj, Ayah 52?

This is the translation according to Sahih International: "And We did not send before you any messenger or prophet except that when he spoke [or recited], Satan threw into it [some misunderstanding]. ...
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In what context is the word unseen for jinns used in Qu'ran 34:14?

"And when We decreed for Solomon death, nothing indicated to the jinn his death except a creature of the earth eating his staff. But when he fell, it became clear to the jinn that if they had known ...
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The Purpose of gaining knowledge

Now, SubhanAllah I love gaining Islamic education but I am just worried that whether the purpose of it is wrong in the sight of Allah, may he be glorified and exalted, or not. I basically gain ...
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Why is Surah Fatiha in the first person?

I want to understand that why did Allah, may he be glorified and exalted, reveal Surah Fatiha in the first person. I had this doubt since some time but it developed more today when I read this as a so ...
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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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Why Allah (S.T.) did not told “Ya Muhammad (pbuh)” in the Holy Quran?

Why Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala did not call our prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) like "Ya Muhammad!..." in the Holy book Quranul Karim? Is it okay to address with this if anything Allah Subhanahu ...
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Is there Chinese and Japanese audio translation of Quran?

Salam. I am developing an Android application (that's full free for any body in any country, and we publish it on Google play market to download) for Quran that need audio translation of Chinese and ...
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What is the meaning of words “الْخَیْطُ الْأَبْیَضُ” and “الْخَیْطِ الْأَسْوَدِ” in surat 2:187?

The holy Quran say: «...کُلُوا وَ اشْرَبُوا حَتَّى یَتَبَیَّنَ لَکُمُ الْخَیْطُ الْأَبْیَضُ مِنَ الْخَیْطِ الْأَسْوَدِ مِنَ الْفَجْرِ ثُمَّ أَتِمُّوا الصِّیَامَ إِلَى اللَّیْلِ...» ...And ...
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What is the best way to read the Quran to best understand the historical context?

I want to read the Qur'an cover to cover while supplementing it with historical, linguistic, and other Islamic cultural material as I read. However, I am not sure what the best combination of books is....
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The pious - see V.2:2

I have seen this more than a couple times now while reading the Quran. I will quote ayat 19 of surah 45 to help with my question, which is about the bolded part): Verily, they can avail you nothing ...
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How is Qur'an 13:15 justified?

And unto Allah (Alone) falls in prostration whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and in the afternoons. 13:15 http://quran.com/13/...
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What is the meaning of “bi masabiha” in surah 67:5

I have read on many websites that shooting star is meteor in science, but I read the translation of the quran in surah Al-Mulk ayat 5 that : And We have certainly beautified the nearest heaven ...
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language difference in English translations of Qur'an

Please consider these 2 English translations of the same verse (Surat Al-Mā'idah 5/4). They ask you, [O Muhammad], what has been made lawful for them. Say, "Lawful for you are [all] good foods and [...
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Is the Qur'an allowed to be translated?

We were studying the importance of the Arabic language and how Qur'an is the biggest proof of why Arabic is the best, and I saw a sentence in the book that confused me. It says that Qur'an mustn't be ...
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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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Translation of ayah 5:6

Assalam aleykum. ... But if you are ill or on a journey or one of you comes from the place of relieving himself or you have contacted women and do not find water, then seek clean earth and wipe over ...
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Does 2:54 proved death punishment for apostasy?

Quran [2:54] states that calf worshipers were punished by death by their own people. Doesn't that prove death punishment for apostates according to Quran?
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Which one is the correct translation for Ayah 5:6?

The Arabic verse says : يا أيها الذين آمنوا إذا قمتم إلى الصلاة فاغسلوا وجوهكم وأيديكم إلى المرافق وامسحوا برءوسكم وَأَرْجُلَكُمْ إلى الكعبين But we have 2 types of English translation: O you ...
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What is the English meaning of this verse?

I am trying to find out the English meaning of the verse underneath, Is there any special benefit if I practice this verse daily?? fallaho khairul hafezao oha hua arhamur rahimin. fallaho khairul ...
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Which translation of 41:24 is correct according to Hilali-Khan

In my dead tree copy (Sixteenth Revised Edition, Darussalam Publishing 1997) of Hilali-Khan's Noble Qur'an, 41:24 is translated as follows: Then, if they bear the torment patiently, then the Fire ...