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Why is al Fatiha numbered differently (but always counting 7 verses)? [duplicate]

I was reading the original (first edition, 1930) English Quran translation by Marmaduke Pickthall on the Quran Explorer and noticed that he 1) don't number the basmalah ("In the name of Allah, ...
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Quran 62:6, “If Jews think themselves as allies of Allah's friends and his chosen people, then why don't they wish for death”?

From Yusuf Ali's translation at transliteration.org, Qul Yā 'Ayyuhā Al-Ladhīna Hādū 'In Za'amtum 'Annakum 'Awliyā 'U Lillāh Min Dūni An-Nāsi Fatamannawā Al-Mawta 'In Kuntum Şādiqīna (Al-Jum`ah: 6). ...
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what is meant when the word wonder/عجبت is for Allah(swt)?

I've seen the word wonder used some times for Allah(swt) like in the below Hadith Sahih Bukhari Hadith No. 3010 Narrated Abu Huraira(ra): The Prophet(pbuh) said, Allah(swt) wonders at those people who ...
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Why is there a missing/added word in Quran 57:24?

i know the Holy Quran was revealed in seven different Ahruf or dialects but Uthman(ra) burned the different variants and only left one so why is there this difference between Hafs with Qalon & ...
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worldly reward after their death?

i know Quran variations is something that anti-Muslims use against us and thank Allah(swt) they fail and get the opposite results and prove the Quran eloquence for example like the image below and ...
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How to understand the „doubling“ of a word in Quran linguistically?

Selam aleikum, This is a question about the linguistic und rhetoric usage of words in the Quran. In reading the Quran I often come across words, which are repeated twice successively, one time in noun ...
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A Question regarding Islam

Given, the verses of the Quran are to be interpreted "literally", how do Muslims interpret the following 3, 4 verses out of many (which I found metaphorical) literally. Hold fast to the &...
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Translation of this particular verse?

Selamun aleikum, Can someone give me a literal translation of these particular verses (and add a little bit of explaining): Surah Al-Ala, Verses 4/5: وَالَّذِي أَخْرَجَ الْمَرْعَىٰ فَجَعَلَهُ ...
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How many times do we live after death?

Salamun aleikum, I know that there were a meeting with God, before we were on this earth, testifying that only Allah is our God. My question is on this verse. „They will say, "Our Lord, You made ...
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Why does the Quran only states 8 livestocks?

Selamun aleikum, Why does the Quran only states eight livestock animals, are there not more? „ ...and He produced for you from the grazing livestock eight mates...“ (Az Zumar, Verse 6, Saheeh ...
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مَنَازِلَ, What does „manazil“ mean, in this verse?

Selamun aleikum, to the Arabic speakers, what exactly does the word مَنَازِلَ mean, especially in the context of this verse: And the moon – We have determined for it phases (مَنَازِل), until it ...
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Do male cattle produce milk according to 16:66?

I was reading Surah Nahl 14 juz and then in 16:66 it said: وَاِنَّ لَـكُمۡ فِىۡ الۡاَنۡعَامِ لَعِبۡرَةً​  ؕ نُّسۡقِيۡكُمۡ مِّمَّا فِىۡ بُطُوۡنِهٖ مِنۡۢ بَيۡنِ فَرۡثٍ وَّدَمٍ لَّبَنًا خَالِصًا ...
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Where i can download Hindi/Urdu translation of Quran [duplicate]

I'm looking for Quran translation either in hindi/urdu which i can download in my mobile phone and listen to it often. I don't want to visit to any page to listen to it, basically i want to download ...
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Quran 13:40; What does “show them part of what we promised them before your death” mean?

The following translation appears in Yusuf Ali's Quran translation. 013.040 Whether We shall show thee (within thy life-time) part of what we promised them or take to ourselves thy soul (before it is ...
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What is the closest translation for the word “biākharīna” in Quran 4:133?

In Yusuf Ali's English translation, the word "biākharīna" is interpreted as meaning "race" as indicated below. 004.133 If it were His will, He could destroy you, o mankind, and ...
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What does the word qit'ran mean in Quran 18:96?

The Yusuf Ali translation says it means "molten lead", whereas the Muhammed Pickthall translation says it means "molten copper". Which is the correct meaning?
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Is there a Translation of the Quran in English that contains meanings and historical context that is relatively concise and objective?

To give some background, I have the Quran in the original Arabic (alas, while I can read the letters, I hardly understand the language), as well as a copy that is a 3-volume word-for-word English ...
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I don't know Arabic Is it okay to read Quran in my language? [duplicate]

When I was little, my father taught me how to read the quran. I had never understood what it really says. Is reading in Arabic more important than understanding what the quran says? My father says ...
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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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How to interpret ayah 34-35 of surah Fussilat?

Salam alaykum. The ayah 34-35 of surah Fussilat tells us that repelling evil with good will cause your enemy to be as if he was a close friend. But I have seen people being used and the evil person ...
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what is the shortest stand alone word in Quran and also in Arabic

What is the shortest stand alone word in Quran and also in Arabic? Is there a stand alone single letter word in Arabic? In particular, I want to understand whether the single letter 'sad' at the ...
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What is the meaning of “ذ‌‍ٰلك” in Quran 2:2?

Assalamu Alaikum, What is the meaning of "ذ‌‍ٰلك" in Quran 2:2? Many or even all Quran translaters have translated it as "This". But in an Arabic-English I found Arabic word for "This" is "ذا" or "...
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Quran: 7:143 translation

Quran: 7:143 And when Musa (Moses) came at the time and place appointed by Us, and his Lord spoke to him, he said: "O my Lord! Show me (Yourself), that I may look upon You." Allah said: "You ...
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Refrence of Quranic verse“ muslim slave better than non muslim slave ”

What is the refrence of Quranic verse that approximately means: A Muslim slave is better than non muslim slave and female muslim slave is better than non muslim female slave because muslims call ...
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Where is term “uswa e hassna” used in quran?

In Quran,I am trying to search Which verses and sura mention the term"uswa e hassna" Please kindly guide me
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What does “Lit is such a Light” mean in the translation of quran 24:36

There is a question on travel.stackexchange.com which has a translation of the Quran verse 24:36 as فِي بُيُوتٍ أَذِنَ اللَّهُ أَن تُرْفَعَ وَيُذْكَرَ فِيهَا اسْمُهُ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ فِيهَا ...
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In Qur'an 7:161, why is “say the word of humility” translated in various ways?

Regarding the ayah: وَإِذْ قِيلَ لَهُمُ اسْكُنُوا هَٰذِهِ الْقَرْيَةَ وَكُلُوا مِنْهَا حَيْثُ شِئْتُمْ وَقُولُوا حِطَّةٌ وَادْخُلُوا الْبَابَ سُجَّدًا نَّغْفِرْ لَكُمْ خَطِيئَاتِكُمْ سَنَزِيدُ ...
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Sura Az-Zumar, Ayah 53 interpretations

Quote from the Holy Qur'an: Az-Zumar (39:53) ۞ قُلْ يَا عِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسْرَفُوا عَلَىٰ أَنْفُسِهِمْ لَا تَقْنَطُوا مِنْ رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا ۚ إِنَّهُ ...
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What is right and what is wrong?

I'm from Asian country. I don't know whether our traditions is the same or not. But I need to make sure what is actual bidaah? I learned Quran in my language 3 years ago. I convert as muslim after ...
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Do i need to have wudu for English translation of the Quran?

I am wondering if i need wudu to read this quran as it is mostly english but still has a little quranic surahs in there. I also have another question, if i make dua, does it have to been like a surah ...
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Should we recite holy Qur'an or read the translation if we get a limited time per day?

It is a virtue to recite Quraan in Islam. When I get time to recite holy Quraan, I think whether should I recite it or read the translation to understand the meaning.
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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? [closed]

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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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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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 ...
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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 when ...