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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 Allah(SWT) “fear” anything at all?

From all the things I've learned so far, I reckon that Allah (SWT) is perfect and there's none comparable unto him; all other beings other than Him (SWT) are bound to be imperfect. However, while ...
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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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What does “bosom” mean in Qur'an 24:31?

Allah tells us in the Qur'an: وَقُل لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتِ يَغۡضُضۡنَ مِنۡ أَبۡصَـٰرِهِنَّ وَيَحۡفَظۡنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبۡدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنۡهَا‌ۖ وَلۡيَضۡرِبۡنَ ...
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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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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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Do the disbelievers include People of the Book?

In the Holy Qur'an, two categories of people are addressed in various verses: the believers and the disbelievers. Do the disbelievers include People of the Book, e.g. Christians and Jews? Here is an ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Does The Quran specifically mention orbit when referring to sun and moon?

In answering this question, this verse 21:33 is used which has the translation of And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Language of Surahs in Salat

My language is Bangla/Bengali. I know Surah's, I can read Arabic. But I don't understand the meaning. So, I read websites and books that translated surah's from Arabic to Bangla. Now my question is ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 2:102?

Some translators translate 2:102 as: "(Allah sent these two angels to teach black magic so that people could save themselves from its harms", is this correct? if not than what is the meaning?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...