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

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Is there anything that needs to be done before reading the Qur'an?

I've been trying to read the Qur'an for some time now but it has been very confusing. I assume this is due to having had been raised around only Bibles, because the Bible is written like a story. To ...
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if we have memorized the Quran by heart, will we be saved from hell fire?

If a memorized the Quran by heart, will he be saved from hellfire , irrespective of his deeds ? On the internet somewhere it says yes, whereas somewhere it says not if a person has commuted major bad ...
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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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The Quran had 7 Qira'at, so doesn't mean it's 7 versions?

I know that the Quran had 7 types of Qira'at and now the muslims use only one (I think Hafs?). So doesn't that change the interpretations and meanings of the Quran? Doesn't that mean it has 7 ...
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Muslim as a single nation, according to Quran and Hadith

Does Islam considers all the muslims all over the world as a single nation or does it acknowledges different nations based on region or ethnicity? I am not talking of "ummah"
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What is the name of the script used in the earliest Qurʾānic manuscripts?

I've seen it transliterated into English as ma'ili which supposedly means "inclined" or "slanting." I'm looking for the Arabic word. Is it مائلي?
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What is parent's responsibility about children?

Is there any rules in Islam on how long parents should help their children? My parents helped me a lot until now but still my financial condition is not good at all. I have a 15 months old son and I ...
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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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Did the stories in Quran happen as is, or are they symbolizing different and more common events?

You all should know the stories (I'm sorry, I don't know if the word "story" is appropriate to address them. In my language it is rude, but I don't find a better word in English.) in Quran. Like Moses ...
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Arabs and other nationalities

Do Arabs stand a better chance in getting into Heaven as the Holy Quran is written in Arabic? What i'm trying to ask is that, since they know Arabic and the Holy Quran is written in Arabic, isn't it ...
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Need to get the name of the Qari by the text from some photos [closed]

I took photos from television when it was showing Quran recitation. At the bottom the photos(I mean television screen) I think they are displaying the name of the Qari who was reciting the Quran. I ...
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Should we show respect to our gadgets?

Muslims who use gadgets (Mobile phones, Video/Audio players) also use them to listen to Qur'an. Since our gadgets are now transformed into casings that holds Qur'an, Should we show them the same ...
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Does reciting and listening to the Holy Quran have equal rewards? [duplicate]

If I don't know how to read Arabic language and just listen to the Holy Quran or recite the Holy Quran by following the audio. Does these these to acts have equal rewards?
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Beautifying the Qur'an?

I watched a lecture by Yaser Birjas on YouTube, and he explained how the Qur'an should be beautified during recitation. But I was wondering, does this apply to all Surah's? I'm asking because I was ...
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Are angels free-willed, perfectly ethical beings?

The Qur'an was told to Muhammad PBUH by an angel, who says that they do not ever disobey Allah swt. Surah 66:6 O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel ...
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Are there quran that are written before othman standardization?

Uthman create a standard of quran. Before that there are many versions of Quran. Are there any of those other versions that survive now?
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Are there any actual textual differences in Quran?

In the bible, there are many textual variations. Various sources ,such as the Qumran manuscripts, the Septuagint, and the Masoretic text, all say different things. Sometimes comparing those ...
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Sequence of Suras [duplicate]

I learnt today that the first Quranic verses revealed to Muhammad wass Sūrat al-ʿAlaq. The sequence of revelation of verses was not the same as how it was compiled. What's the sequence of ...
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Is private-tutoring a bit younger opposite-sex is considered a Khalwa?

Salaam. This is a follow-up to a previous question of mine, here. My ex-junior at my college (I've just graduated last month) asks me to be his private tutor in preparing for a final exam in order ...
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Are raffles halaal or haraam? (Shia view please)

Recently I saw a Shia mosque holding a fund raising raffle ticket competition where the winner would get a fully paid for umrah trip. What is a raffle? Wikipedia - A raffle is a gambling ...
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Is there any limitation for Reading Quran completely during one day?

Is there any limitation for Complete reading Al-Quran (Khatim) during one day for example? if so, what is the best time-table for reading Al-Quran that acceptable and allowed?
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What is the Quran's view on artificial self-enhancement

I am writing a story wherein a pill to increase empathy and awareness of your fellow human being is invented. I was wondering if there were any views on this type of artificial self-enhancement (one ...
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What lessons we learn from the Surah Kahaf?

Can somebody give a summary of the story as haab-e- kahaf, and most importantly what is the lesson being taught here ?
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What are humans created from? [duplicate]

Quran provides the following: Made from "a clinging substance" اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ Recite in the name of your Lord who created - 96:1 خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ ...
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Was the Quran intended for a single view?

Was the Quran intended for a single view? Or was it intended that the Quran have multiple views. For example, when reading a book, people get out of it only what they have experienced in their own ...
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Tacitus' account on the crucification of Jesus (PBUH)

Tacitus was a Roman historian who among other things wrote the following account on Jesus. Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite ...
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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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Quran ayat of sajdah or sujūd during salat

We know that there are fourteen places in the Holy Quran (also mentioned fifteen) where we need to perform sajdah or sujūd. Whenever we are reciting the Holy Quran, it is obligatory/recommended upon ...
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Justification for terrorism [closed]

It is common knowledge today that Extremist groups such as Al Qaeda (a Muslim group) blew up the towers. Is there any source of this carry out terrorist attacks in multiple areas of the Quran? I have ...
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Sects and their qurans [duplicate]

I hope this question does not offend anyone but is it really true that the Sunni's and the Shi'a have different qurans?
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National Anthem in Islamic Schools

Can you please provide us with some guidelines regarding the national anthem being sung by our school during its various functions? Is it permissible, standing up for it, placing hands on chest etc..?...
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Digitized Qurʾān available online? [closed]

Are there any complete manuscripts of the Qurʾān available online (digitized)? Thank you.
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What is صلاة (Salat) according/in the Quran?

What is the general meaning of صلاة (Salat) referred in the Quran? Please provide verses that mentions the definition/description of Salat, also the rites of the ritual if it was to be treated as such....
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Parents apologising to their own children?

What does Islam say about parents apologising to children. I posted a thread previously about differences in cultures. Again, I am part of 2 cultures, and based on 1 of them, parents apologising to ...
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Calling people by their first name

Is calling people by their first name considered disrespectful in Islam? For example, I am part of 2 cultures. 1 culture considered it respectful to call people by their first name no matter who ...
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What was the hadith about destroying Quranic verses?

I had heard at few bayaans/lecture that one of the qayamat signs is that the people will destroy Quran with their hands. This was explained further as the sms people sent with the Quranic verses, ...
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In witr, can you read a dua other than Dua qunoot?

Do you have to read dua qunoot in witr or are there any other duas you can read? My grandmother has told me that you can recite any dua, where you are asking Allah for help but I have also heard that ...
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In which chapter of the quran is the invocation' there is no god but the God, and Muhammed is his prophet'?

The basis of a Muslim's Imaan is the statement: There is no god but Allah, and Muhammed is his prophet. Is this found anywhere in the Qur'an?
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Is there a Maf'ool مفعول in Ayah 20 of Suratul Insan?

وَإِذَا رَأَيۡتَ ثَمَّ رَأَيۡتَ نَعِيمً۬ا وَمُلۡكً۬ا كَبِيرًا (٢٠) Is there a Maf'ool for رأيت ? If so than where is it? Please your sources if possible.
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Does circumcision go against Allah's creative will?

In this question it was asked why circumcision is required, and the answers make it clear that the prophet(pbuh) says that Muslim men should remove their foreskin. I don't understand this since ...
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From where did the concept of Juzu' came?

For example, Juzu' 30 starts with sura Naba and ends with sura Nas. My question is, when, how and why did the idea of juzu' came?
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The Qur'an will always be perfect, but what about the Mus'haf?

We all know and can appreciate that the Qur'an can never be altered in anyway shape or form, but us humans can only get access to a copy of the Qur'an, i.e. the Mus'haf. Can we be sure that the Mus'...
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How should I spell “Quran” in English? [closed]

At least Koran, Coran, Quran, and Qur'an are alternate English spellings for the name of the religious texts. Is there a preferred spelling, and if so why? I've seen, for example, some discussion ...