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Questions about the Qur'an القرآن, the divine scripture revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

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The significance of ayahs beginning with “Say”

Has there been scholarly discussion of the significance (or subtlety) of the ayahs beginning with "Say"? For example: Say: He is Allah, the One! (112:1) versus All praise is due to Allah, the ...
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is there any complete list of sana'a manuscript difference with current Qur'an, in terms of meaning?

I came accross Sana'a publication by Sadeghi (Sana'a and The Origins of Qur'an), but he only conclude some example of textual variation with standard qur'an. Table 1 gives a few examples, in ...
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How can life be a Test if Allah is all-knowing?

How do we reconcile Quran [16:2] "Life is a test": [He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving - Quran [16:2] ...
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Why did the creation of Earth take longer time than the creation of the Universe?

There's something in the Quran that I don't understand properly. They are from Surah Fussilat (41) verses 9 to 12: Say, "Do you indeed disbelieve in He who created the earth in two days and attribute ...
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Are abrogated verses in the Lawh-al-Mahfuz (Stone Tablets)?

The Quran is preserved in the stone tablets near Allah: Rather it is a glorious Qurʾān, in a preserved tablet.(85:21-22) Abrogation is considered a way in which Allah changes or replaces some of ...
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Are there sources which analyze in depth the significance of Allah's names coming in pairs?

For example: Our Lord, and send among them a messenger from themselves who will recite to them Your verses and teach them the Book and wisdom and purify them. Indeed, You are the Exalted in ...
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Are there any copyright restrictions on reproducing English translations of the Quran?

I am planning to build a simple mobile app that provide the user with extracts from the Holy Koran, collection of the Ahadith and the Sunnah. I will be providing the Arabic text as well as the ...
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On what basis do Sunni Muslims believe that the Quran is uncreated?

Sunnis believe that the Quran is uncreated - that it has always existed. Is there a Quranic ayah stating this? On what basis do Sunnis claim this to be true?
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Is it permissible to use Qur'anic quotes as decorations?

Can I decorate my home or working place with Islamic elements? For example, using suras or words from the Qur'an, or kahbatullah pictures, or various du'as as both decoration and as a reminder so that ...
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The example of the inheritance shares issue: how comes the Quran needs to be corrected?

My question is about the issue detailed in this topic: Inheritance shares don't add up to 1. Please read the whole message carefully though, this is not exactly a duplicate. To sum up the point, the ...
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Is there any difference in pronounciation between these two?

In Surah Al-Baqarah verse 234, this appears: Then in verse 240, this appears: Is there any difference in the pronounciation of them?
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Trying to attain a deeper level of understanding the Quran

I've had read the Quran in Arabic and suddenly realised that "مُنَافِقِينَ" (hypocrites) and يُنفِقُونَ (spend) have the same root. Is it so? And if yes, what unites them? Why do I ask? Because I ...
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Making a vow for worldly matter

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Some people make vows like if my child passes this exam or if I get a job, I will pray 2 extra raka’, or slaughter animal or give charity. Is it ...
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Why Ibraheem was referred to as Ummah (أُمَّة) in this verse and why it was translated with other meanings?

My focus here is on the translation of the word Ummah (أُمَّة) in Arabic, by which Allah attributed Ibraheem in verse (16:120). As shown below there are different interpretation in its translation: ...
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Qadar as the pillar of imaan

Up until now, I always believed, without actually being curious about its evidence or source, that the pillars of faith in Islam is six: Having faith (imaan) in Allah, the Day of Resurrection, the ...
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What is meant by “froth” or “foam” in Quran aya 13:17?

What is meant by the following aya from transliteration.org : 'Anzala Mina As-Samā'i Mā'an Fasālat 'Awdiyatun Biqadarihā Fāĥtamala As-Saylu Zabadāan Rābīāan ۚ Wa Mimmā Yūqidūna `Alayhi Fī An-...
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I'd like to know some more details on the table sent down to prophet 'Isa?

I've lately heard a lesson or lecture on the tafseer of the verses telling the story of the table which was sent down to prophet 'Isa () which is quoted in 5:112-115. The wording of the qur'an ...
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fear of sin while reciting the holy Quran

i am non-native Arabic speakers, perfecting the sounds of some letters and words of Arabic can be very difficult. However, i am trying my best to master Tajweed but if i know that i am pronouncing ...
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Can you draw things that already exist? such as yourself or your pet?

AssamuAlaikum I understand drawing anything with a soul is prohibited, because of the hadith that you will be asked on the day of judgement to breath life in to it. What does this mean for drawing ...
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What exactly is a 'Wahy' in Islam?

I understand that in Islamic school of thought, it is said to be revelation of God's message to His chosen people like Prophets, Messengers (and according to some folks also the pious and righteous ...
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Is it true that the recording angels on our shoulders say “Ameen” to the negative things we say/questions we ask?

Asalam alaikum! I just had an argument with someone about this, who told me I shouldn't even ask negative questions. (I asked something along the lines of, "What if the car breaks down?" And he ...
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Miracles that happened in the time of Jesus(ALAIHIS SALAM)

Asalamo Alaikum Question 1:I am not able to understand a islamic concept.ALLAH states in the Quran that Hazrat Isa(Alaihis Salam) was given miracles. I want to know,who performed the miracles?Did Isa(...
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Is a little urinary incontinence forgiven?

Because sometimes when I take off my clothes I find that a little urine has come out without me realising it. Do I have to change my underwear for every prayer? Or i should just put tissue May Allaah ...
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Is making tawbah sufficient for lying when swearing on the Quran?

I swore on the Quran while lying and I'm very regretful of my sin, very. I can not fast 3 days or feed 10 people. Or pay the fee of committing this sin (reasons). I made tawbah and prayed and made ...
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Does the Qur'an contain an ayah about passing on knowledge being like a seed to be planted?

Some time ago, I heard a quote that someone said came from the Qur'an. I have not been able to find it, and I would like to know if it is a real quote. It went something like this: "If a person gains ...
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Preference of interpersonal commandments?

In Judaism there is a notion (with qualifications) that interpersonal commandments take preference over those commandments which are between man and God. Is there a similar notion in Islam? I would ...
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What does Islam say about birth of living being?

What does Islam say about birth of living being? I've read that according to Quran, God(Allah) is creator, destroyer, judge,..etc. So, as we know that world is made of two things 1.sentient/living(सजी...
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How does Allah preserve his revelations throughout human history?

Allāh declares in Qur'an 6:114-115; 18:27 that none — hence no human can alter his words as revealed through successive Prophets. Most surely Allāh makes provisions for preventing the ...
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Is it forbidden to marry one's cousin in a special circumstance?

Suppose, somebody touches his aunt/uncles's private parts with impure thoughts in mind. Later, after several years, that person becomes horribly ashamed, does repentance, and does Tawba. Would it be ...
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What does the Qur'an say about freedom of speech?

What does the Qur'an say about freedom of speech? What are the verses of the Qur'an that talk about freedom of speech?
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Will thieves be allowed to regrow their hands?

The regeneration medicine is already upon us and it is a matter of time before limbs will be grown within weeks if not days. If we stick to the interpretation that Quran advocates cutting of hands as ...
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the implications of Jesus abolishing Jizya?

Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 43, Number 656: Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the ...
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Should Qur'an 54:17 be interpreted as meaning the Qur'an is intended to be simple to understand?

There's a range of translations of Quran 54:17; here are some examples: And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth? -- M. M. Pickthall We have ...
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How does triple talaq work in conjunction with court?

I have heard that in Islam three divorce are given with the interval of a month. And of divorce in iddah if they change their mind they can get together. And girl get notice through court how does ...
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The splitting of the moon: any metaphoric explanation?

Verse 1 of Surah Al-Qamar very clearly references the story of the moon being split. Mostly I hear the explanation that includes our prophet (PBUH) and the Quraish witnesses. However, I am also ...
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Doubt regarding Conversation between Allah (s.h), Angles and Adam(a.s)

I have a doubt regarding a certain conversation between allah (s.h) angles and Adam (a.s). From 2:31 to 2:33 Allah taught all the names to Adam. Then asked angles to name them. Angles failed. ...
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What is the source for the six kalimas?

This question is about the "Six Kalimas". I recently attended the marriage ceremony of a friend, where the Imam or Khatib was of South-Asian origin. At the very start of the ceremony he asked the ...
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What is the concept of soul in islam

Does soul exist inside our body, does soul has any gender, how can I find that I have a soul , what is the concept of soul in Islam.
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Was passing the river the only trial for the soldiers of Talut (Saul)?

In Surah Al-Baqarah, verses 246 to 252, which speak about the story of Talut (Saul), is passing the river (in verse 249) the only trial? In tafsir Ibn Katheer it says that the soldiers were ...
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What's the reason behind the arrangement of “Indeed in that are signs for…”?

In the Holy Qur'an, in the verses: وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ ...
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What is number of possibilities of cases in Inheritance can occur while distributing inheritance according to the Quran?

Many books have been written on Islamic rules of inheritance. I am curious to know what could be number of possibilities of cases in inheritance distribution
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Which rewaya has the shortest madd?

My mother is unable to recite some verses without taking a gap to breath every 5 or 6 words. To make reciting easier for her, which rewaya (among the 7 mutawatir qira'at) is the easiest to recite, in ...
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Are any of the claims about the Quran in this skeptics post accurate?

There is a post on sister site Did all iron on Earth come from outer space?, it makes several claims about "facts" in the Quran. It does not include any references to the Quran, so I wonder if this ...
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What are the names of the 30 ajza'?

What are the names of all of the ajza' in the Quran? Aside from Juz 30, 29, 28, 26, I've seen different naming for these ajzaa, such Juz 27 being called "Qalla Fama Khatbukuma" based on the first ...
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Are the Qira'ats reliable?

I found this quote from an anti-Islamic website : "The opinion of the majority is that these readings are Mutawatir. However, one opinion is that they are Mashhur28 …. The truth in this regard is ...
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Is changing lip colour haram?

I've heard from sources that you can change somethings about yourself for temporarily or it has to be a slight adjustment so does changing lip colour apply to these.
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Why does the Quran perscribe only lashing for fornicators but doesn't mention the stoning of adulterers?

I am wondering why the Quran only says what the punishment is for unmarried fornicators but does not mention the stoning of adulterers ( which seems to be a much more serious crime and a much more ...
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To read the Qur'an on a mobile, should I do wudu? Is it complsory?

Aslamualikum all. When we ready the Qur'an as a book, we do wudu. But when we read it on a mobile, is it compulsory to do wudu? During menses can we read the Qur'an on a mobile?
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Entreating, beseeching Allah as you are embracing the legs of the table with the intention of making it with as strong as possible feelings

I want to make duas that contain as much feelings as possible. In order to fill my body with feelings I lie down on the floor or carpet, I stretch and embrace the legs of the table because it fills my ...
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Will we look similar to how we looked in the Dunya in Jannah?

In Jannah, will we look similar to how we looked in the Dunya as in similar facial features and physical traits, but perfected and beautified and free of all flaws, or will we instead get an entirely ...