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Why scholars disagree on whether it's obligatory for women to veil their faces or not in Islam?

While reading Surat Al-Noor, I came across the following verse: “And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty ...
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Why is marriage restricted to four wives?

Allah clearly permits marriage to multiple wives — insofar as they can be treated justly — in Qur'an 4:3, where He says "…then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or ...
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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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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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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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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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what does the word `orphans` in the 4th aya of Surat An-Nisā' mean?

Does it mean orphan girls(about marrying them) or it mean orphan children(about adopting them)? It seems orphan girls in Sahih International translation: And if you fear that you will not deal ...
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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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What is the reason for interpreting word Imam to book in Quran?

The word Imam simply means Imam. Why interpret it to book? Is it from Islam and hadith or only personal idea of them? Some interpreters (Mofasers) like Ibn Katheer have interpreted the word Imam in ...
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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 ...