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

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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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Is the sajdah tilawah (prostration of recitation) obligatory or recommended?

When in prayer you recite a section of the Qur'an that includes a sajdah, what is the ruling on performing the sajdah? Is it obligatory to do? Or is it recommended? I'm pretty sure there are madhahib-...
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Where exactly does the Quran or Hadith say that picture making is a sin?

A brother said that he wants me to show him an exact statement from the Quran or Hadith that stated picture making is a sin, inshaa Allah. Until then, he said he will not believe that it is a sin. Is ...
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What is Sharia Law?

What is Sharia Law? I am a Muslim myself, and I have never heard of the Sharia Law until a few people on Twitter (who were against Islam) pointed it out to me saying that it was "Islamic Law". They ...
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Is it likely that the sana'a manuscript was an accepted reading of the Quran?

My question is a bit broad and opinion based so I think I first have to add some of my research and analyzes in order for you to answer. I am not looking for an absolute answer, but more a "good guess"...
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Is it generally understood by this hadith that verses were removed from the Quran after they were revealed?

إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَعَثَ مُحَمَّدًا صلى الله عليه وسلم بِالْحَقِّ وَأَنْزَلَ عَلَيْهِ الْكِتَابَ فَكَانَ مِمَّا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ آيَةُ الرَّجْمِ، فَقَرَأْنَاهَا وَعَقَلْنَاهَا وَوَعَيْنَاهَا، Allah ...
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Can we praise other people?

Can we praise other people for their deeds like "Nice work done", or "Hats off, you did a great job today", or even like "You're a very good person" or "you're very intelligent"? Any rulings which ...
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Local moon or international moon?

The month of Ramadan is near, so naturally the subject of the moon arises. Based on hadiths, which moon I need to refer to -- the local or international moon -- for sawm and for eid? For example, if ...
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What is Islam's perception of chastity?

The Holy Quran clearly emphasizes that both men and women must guard their chastity. "For muslim men and women, for believing men and women. for men and women who are patient and constant. for men ...
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Is there a sect in Islam that follows the the Quran to the exclusion of hadith?

In christianity protestants are Sola scriptura. Is there a similar muslim group who follow the same kind of belief that the Quran is all that needed, and disregard other texts (such as Hadith)?
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Does the sun set in a murky pool in Qur'an 18:86?

Non Muslims say that 18:86 is in error. How do we refute this? Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it [as if] setting in a spring of dark mud, and he found near it a people. ...
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Can a woman during menses read the Quran without touching it, or read it from an electronic device?

I know that during a girl's period she is not allowed to touch the Quran. Can she read Quran without touching it, like reciting, or reading from the PC's screen, or mobile?
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Is sujood permissible outside salat when it is only for asking Dua?

Is it permissible to ask dua in state of sujood outside salat? i.e. just for sake of DUA, can we do sujood?
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When does someone stop being an orphan?

The Qur'an talks about the treatment of orphans, e.g.: And do not approach the property of an orphan, except in the way that is best, until he reaches maturity. And fulfill [every] commitment. ...
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Please its a request, someone explain me why there sum of inheritance shares are not coming one in QURAN verses of Surah-Nisa?

I am a Muslim and I am assured that QURAN is devine. I used to surf websites so I found that in an anti-Islamic site there was mentioned that inheritance shares are not summing as 1 I have searched ...
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Was Dua-e-Qunut part of the Quran earlier?

There is a saheeh report from Ameer al-Mu’mineen ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allah be pleased with him) that he used to recite in his qunoot soorat al-khal‘ and soorat al-hafd in Fajr prayer, and that ...
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Why are orphans considered orphans when their father dies and not when both their parents die?

The definition of an orphan is: An orphan (from the Greek: ορφανός orphanós) is a child whose parents are dead or have permanently abandoned the child I've seen Islamic websites which say that an ...
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Can Muslim men marry Jewish or Christian women? [duplicate]

I read somewhere (I don't remember) that Muslims can marry Jews and Christians as they are Ahl-al-Kitab (People of Scripture). Please let me know that if it is true for men as per Quran or Hadith. ...
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Is there any reason to not follow only the Quran and reject the sunnah?

The Quran starts with verse This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah In this verse God says that Quran is a guidance, so this means if follow Quran i ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there any miracles in the holy Quran?

Are there any miracles in Quran such as fact it contains, that people at the time had no knowledge about but later they know it was the truth or it is associated with an event that can only be miracle ...
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Interpretation of the shifting pronouns in Khidr's interpretation (تَأْوِيل) to Musa (AS)

Asalaam Alaikum, There is a fascinating peculiarity in Khidr’s interpretation of his actions to Musa (AS). Regarding the تَأْوِيل of the ship, he speaks of “his” intention: أَمَّا ٱلسَّفِينَةُ ...
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Will a murderer remain in Hell forever, despite being a Muslim?

I was told that provided that you are a muslim even if you are thrown into hellfire you will eventually be removed. SO my question is that about those who killed a soul intentionally and they are ...
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How old is earth in Islam?

How old is earth in Islam? Is it age of earth in Islam near ~5000 years old or Islam shares scientific point of view of earth age?
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Why does Islam reject the current versions of the Bible and Torah?

Why does Islam reject the current versions of the Bible and Torah, even though the Qur'an confirms the existence of previous Christian and Jewish prophets like Abraham, Moses and Jesus in the Qur'an?
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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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If a girl is a Christian and she reads/prays according to Bible - is it permissible for a Muslim man to marry her?

I understand that a Muslim man can marry a woman from the people of the book (i.e Christian, Jew) but they should also be chaste (or repent sincerely) and of course, believe in God. One question that ...
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Has mu'tah been forbidden via the Quran? (Sunni view)

I understand that the Sunni view regarding mu'tah is that it is no longer permissible: It was narrated from al-Rabee’ ibn Sabrah al-Juhani that his father told him that he was with the Messenger ...
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Is deleting the Qur'an from a computer prohibited?

I know it is forbidden to burn or desecrate the Qur'an in anyway and we must treat it with utmost respect. Is deleting the Qu'ran from a computer the same as burning the Qur'an? What is the ...
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What are the principle/fundamental differences between Sunni and Shia? [closed]

Although I do believe that the separation into sects of Islam is terrible and contradicts with the Qur'an (6:159, 30:32 and etc...) I'm interested in knowing why there is so much conflict between both ...
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Do Muslims believe that the moon was split in two and put back again?

According to this:- Does the Quran or any Hadith mentions the splitting of the Moon? It's mentioned in the Quran that the moon was split into two. As the Quran is perfect and infallible, then Muslims ...
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Which sins are related to Satan? Which sins are related to carnal soul (Nafs-al-Ammarah)?

As you know, the carnal soul or man's animalistic layer (Nafs-al-Ammarah): is summarized in lust, carnal desires, and anger[1] . This internal inclination and state of Nafs(soul) is termed by the ...
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If we had access to the original Bible, would we still need the Qur'an?

I am willing to accept the argument that one shouldn't trust the bible as it has been changed so many times. There are many inconsistencies in the bible, but what if we had the original bible? What if ...
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What formal, doctrinal guidance is there for how a Muslim should personally respond to deliberate, gratuitous abuse of Islam?

I'm not trying to goad anyone, or start a fight, or pass judgment. I'm asking out of genuine curiosity. Please read accordingly. I seek to learn how Muslims choose their response to deliberate, ...
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Re-continuing reading the Qu'ran: should I continue or restart?

I was reading Qur'an at a time then I stopped. Now after some months, I want to start reading again but I want to start from the beginning. Can I start from the beginning again or should I continue ...
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Can we read straight from the Quran when we stand up for salat?

I believe salat is the practical implementation of the Quran. I have a handy booklet of Quran and I always want to read big Surats from the Quran when I stand up for prayers in Salat. My query is can ...
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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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Is there advice on what a woman should do during pregnancy?

Women are a bit more concerned about their daily tasks during pregnancy since their actions would affect their child in many ways. Is there anything on this matter in Quran and Ahadith?
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How were the Surahs of the Qur'an named?

I know maybe it's not a unfamiliar question in the Internet. I listened Islamic scholars such as Dr. Zakir - The idea that I've is that the names were created by humans to make more easy process's in ...
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Are insects (e.g. locusts) halal to eat according to the Qur'an and Sunnah?

I was recently told that locusts are halal. Is there any proof from the Sunnah or the Qur'an that says insects are halal or is it just locusts?
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Rapid Recitation of Quran during Taraweeh Prayer [closed]

Here in India, While offering the taraweeh prayer the Noble Quran is recited really fast in order to just complete it by the time the month gets over. I really dont think that this type of recitation ...
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What happend to the second garden of the disbeliever?

In Surat al-Kahf we find the story with the example of the two men quoted in the verses 32 to 44. While at first in the verses (18:32-33) the speech is about two gardens, later on only a single garden ...
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Is healing with honey mentioned in the Koran?

From webmd Honey’s healing properties are mentioned in the [..] Koran [..]. Is this true? What does the Quran say about honey's healing properties?
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What is the basis for the claim that the Prophets, Psalms, Torah and Gospel have been corrupted?

I'm wondering what is the basis for the claim that the Prophets, Psalms, Torah and Gospel have been corrupted? This is something that I hear a lot from Muslims and I'm just curious what is the ...
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Where is praying 2 and 2 sunnah prayers before Zuhr comes from?

I do know its been a sound Islamic practice to pray 2 and 2 sunnah prayers before Zuhr. I just wondering if I prayed ahead to catch with a group prayer without sunnah, will that be haram or its ...
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Is a forced oath taken by placing hand on Quran valid?

Salam, My family forced me to place my hand on Quran and say that I won't say that I want to marry a guy I like (my family said no because they think he isn't good looking enough). Although I tried ...