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

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How do we know that the Qur'an has never been changed?

How do we know that the Qur'an has never been changed and there were no mistakes in human memory when the verses were being passed down from person to person?
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What does Islam say about reading the Quran in a language other than Arabic?

Is it necessary to read the Quran in Arabic? I have learned from elders and also seen many videos stating that understanding the meaning of the Qur'an is more important than just reading it. As i don'...
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How was the order of the Qur'an decided?

As far as I know, the first time the Qur'an was compiled into one volume was by Abu Bakr, during his term as Khalifah (Caliph). My question is, how did they decide what order to put surahs in? For ...
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What are the readings (qira'at) of Quran?

As far as I know there are more than one reading for Quran. Some say they are 7 and others say they are 14. What does that mean? Are there more than one Quran? Which reading is the correct one and why?...
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Is it possible for the Qu'ran to have mistakes in it? [closed]

As we do think Qu'ran does not have mistakes in it, there are many things that don't work. I was reading some verses and I was curious. For example : In the qu'ran it's written that God made creatures ...
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Is Textual Criticism important to Islamic studies?

My background isn't in Islam it is in Christianity. This question has to do with how the fields of study and interpretation differ in their handling of texts. While the terminology I know to ask with ...
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How is the concept of Reincarnation treated in Islam?

I wonder if the concept of Reincarnation has been clearly refused in Qur'an/Islam. If so, in which verse/hadith?
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Is knowing baby's sex in the womb contradictory to Quran?

It is mentioned in the Quran that 5 things are hidden from all but Allah, one of them is the sex of child in woman's womb. But modern science can tell you this. What is the Islamic explanation of this?...
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Do Shi'ites believe in other holy books/revelations after Qur'an?

I was told that there are three other holy books apart from Qur'an that Shi'ites believe in. Al-Jafr - This book claims to have the original injil, Torah and Zabur and more secret knowledge. Al-...
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Does the Qur'an state that Jesus was crucified?

I am new to Islam and wondering whether or not the Qur'an states that Jesus was crucified on a cross.
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Why Islam contradicts with Quran about the authenticity of Bible?

Why Islam contradicts itself with Quran about the authenticity of Bible? The Qur'an affirms that Allah revealed His word to previous prophets and messengers in the form Torah (Pentateuch), Zabur (...
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Does someone who listens to the Quran in Ramadan gets the same amount of rewards as the one who reads it?

Does someone who listens to the Quran in Ramadan gets the same amount of rewards as the one who reads it?
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What exactly is the challenge of the Quran?

“If you are in doubt of what We have revealed to Our Messenger, then produce one chapter like it, call upon all your helpers, besides Allah, if you are truthful. [Quran 2:23] “Or do they say: ...
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How many ayaths are there in Al-Quran?

I heard that there are totally 6666 ayats in Al-Quran. But, I counted in my own Quran and it has less than that. What is the actual number of ayats in Al-Quran?
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What is tajweed? Is it necessary to learn or is it just recommended?

There are some sources about tajweed rules and learning them is recommended. But what is tajweed? Is it a set of rules for only reading Quran or general for Arabic? I learned the Arabic alphabets ...
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What is the definition of Muslim according to the Holy Quran?

Is there any verse in the Holy Quran that provides a clear definition of who should be considered Muslim? Some extremist groups of Muslims use their own definition of Muslim and call some other ...
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What exactly is the difference of meaning between saddan and suddan in Qur'an verse 36:9?

Allah says: Translation: And We have put before them a barrier and behind them a barrier and covered them, so they do not see. (Surah Yasin, verse 9) In the most common qira'ah (Hafs 'an 'Aasim), ...
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Is it okay to leave Quranic Arabic audio playing in the background?

Is their anything wrong with leaving Quranic audio playing in the background while you get on with your day to day tasks? I think I read somewhere that if the Quran is being recited, you must listen ...
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Which ayah in the Qur'an was the last to be revealed?

What are the candidates (and evidences) for ayaat which are claimed to be the last one revealed? I've heard so many opinions over the years, from Ma'idah:3 to Baqarah:281 to Surat Nasr and a few more.
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When Uthman burn many versions of Quran, how do we know that the burned one are the “wrong” ones?

Uthman burned many Qur'ans (I wonder why this doesn't create many riots). Each of the Qur'ans burned were slightly different than his official version. Uthman, not wanting different opinions, then ...
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How can the Hadith be reliable when Sunnis and Shia follow different points of reference?

To my knowledge, 'Sunni' and 'Shia' are not so much 'religious' sects as both agree and follow the Quran-- their differences stem from historical legacy and as a result of historical legacy, a ...
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Does the Quran urge persecution of the infidel?

There is much misinformation revolving around the violent persons in the middle east who claim to be Islam and some even claim that they are doing what Allah wants. Can their actions be justified by ...
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Shape and size of beard in Islam [closed]

I see the question discussed in this site which reveals the reason of growing beard and also the question discussed about importance of beard in islam. I need to clarify some doubts about cutting of ...
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Is there a model of reconciliation in the Qur'an?

According to a New York Times review of Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West by Benazir Bhutto: In Bhutto's new book, "Reconciliation," a volume she finished days before she was killed, ...
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Are there Islamic guidelines on how and when to protest?

Are there any guidelines provided by Islam on how and when to protest? And how to decide the magnitude of protests and who will decide it? Please cite references from the Holy Quran, Ahadeth, ...
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Why some verses of Quran refer to God as a plural entity?

There are some verses in Qur'an which refer to God as a plural entity, like: وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ وَنَعْلَمُ مَا تُوَسْوِسُ بِهِ نَفْسُهُ ۖ وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ ...
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Is Muhammad the last Rasool (messenger)?

In reference to 33:40 you will find that Muhammad is the last of the Prophets (anbiya'): Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the ...
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How can we trust the authenticity of the Koran and of Muhammad?

In the early dark ages, when most of the people were illiterate and weak - and also deeply superstitious, the powerful and strong kings and warlords were able to influence them in any way they wanted. ...
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Frequent change in message from the creator (God, Allah)

If I understand correctly, according to Quran before Prophet Muhammad, there were other prophets such as Jesus, Moses and message delivered by them was time bound. Message of Prophet Muhammad is till ...
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What is the “Go-To Verse” in the Qur'an?

I realize that the entire Qur’an is inspired and that there is no section that is "more important" than any other, but in any book the size of the Qur’an, there is bound to be a section that is ...
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What does Islam say about cloning (in biology)?

Cloning is a wider term than what people normally think. What I am interested in is specifically the biological cloning as defined below: From Wikipedia: Cloning in biotechnology refers to ...
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Teachers hitting children?

Are teachers allowed to hit children according to Islam? In the passed, when I was very little, my parents used to send me to Quranic class. I noticed that teachers would hit the students for many ...
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Do ghosts exists according to Quran or Islam?

When I asked this question to a Masjid cleric, I never got a satisfactory answer. There is a lot of research going on this field. There are many Television shows that prove Ghost exists. But Science ...
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What is the difference between Hadith and Qur'an?

I am learning about Islam and have noticed people mentioning Hadith and Qur'an, I am not entirely sure what if any difference there is between them, for example. Is the Qur'an like the Bible and a ...
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What does the Quran say about homosexuality?

Does the Quran explicitly prohibit homosexuality? Why? Please cite specific verses which say something about homosexuality.
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Is it possible that the Quran contains any errors?

Is it possible that the Quran contains any errors? Did Allah guard its writing, transcribing, etc, to ensure it was completely error-free? If errors are possible, to what extent might an error exist ...
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Can I listen to Qur'an when going to sleep?

Is it permissible to listen to Qur'an recitation from headphones (using mp3 player, or cell phone etc.) when we are laying on the bed trying to sleep or is it disrespectful to Qur'an?
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Why are Surat al-Khal and Surat al-Hafd not included in the Qur'an?

Ubayy bin Kab, in one of the pre-Uthmanic compilations of the Qur'an, allegedly recorded two additional suwar (Surat al-Khal and Surat al-Hafd) that are not found today; these "missing suwar" are ...
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What “book” is referred to in the phrase “People of the Book”?

Wikipedia tells me: In Islam, the Muslim scripture, the Qur'an, is taken to represent the completion of these scriptures, and to synthesize them as God's true, final, and eternal message to ...
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How do non-violent Muslims explain the violent verses of the Koran?

For context: I am not a Muslim. In the wake of the most recent terrorist attacks in Paris, I would like once again to ask the question: "Does Islam promote violence?" I realize this question has ...
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How to reconcile Allah's infallibility with Naskh?

There are many ayahs in the Quran that have undergone Naskh (abrogation). Some of them are still in the Quran, others have been removed completely from the current Quran we read today. For instance, ...
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Can any Muslim interpret the Qur'an accurately?

Because of strong faith, Muslims look at the holy book in one and only one way: that it is the truth, and nothing but the truth. They will provide every explanation to prove a verse is correct, even ...
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Is Tawassol (recourse) allowed in Islam? (Shia view)

Allah, the exalted, says in the Noble Quran as such: وَالَّذِي هُوَ يُطْعِمُنِي وَيَسْقِينِ ﴿٧٩﴾ وَإِذَا مَرِ‌ضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ ﴿٨٠ "And it is He who feeds me and gives me drink; and ...
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What is the proof that Islam is THE truth? How can I have 100% certainty?

How do I 100% know for sure that Islam is the truth? How can I be sure that the Islamic worldview - of what Islam says about this world and the afterlife - is true? Can I do better do then just "have ...
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How many Lailathul Qadr nights are there for a year in Islam?

I saw a post that the night of Qadr is one of the odd nights of last 10 days of fasting and a post in Quran states that the angels were come to earth. So the night of Qadr would one day per year. But,...
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Why did God create the illusion of Jesus's crucifixion?

in the quran it says about Jesus' crucifixion: And [for] their saying, "Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah ." And they did not kill him, nor did they ...
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Where are the master copies of the Quran kept?

According to Muslims, the Quran has never been altered by humans down the centuries and is today what it was when first narrated to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. For this to be true requires a master ...
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What does Qur'an or Hadith says regarding the correct methods of disposing the Qur'an?

To dispose of the Qur'an, some claim it should be: Burned, or Wrapped in a clean piece of cloth and buried, or Disposed of in a flowing river. Please give a reference to the Qur'an or Hadith ...
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Does the Quran always override the Hadiths?

It is said that the Quran contains no errors and is the direct word of Allah, flawless until the end of time. The Hadith are not always right, hence why it's become the lifetime work by many scholars ...
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What are the longest Surah and Ayah of the Qur'an?

Which is the longest surah and the longest ayah of the Qur'an?