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

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Are non-Muslims allowed to touch an English translation of the Quran?

I have purchased "The Qur'an: A New Translation" by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (it's an English translation). My question is, am I allowed to touch it and read it?
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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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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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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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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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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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Does "The True Furqan" meet the Quran's challenge?

In 1999, a Christian evangelist named Anis Shorosh wrote a book called "The True Furqan" and claimed that it beats the Quran's challenge that it is inimitable. Now some Arabs have actually agreed that ...
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What do the Muslims think about The Book of Revelations?

Do Muslims believe that this book was divinely inspired? Is there contradictions between what the Quran says and what is contained in the Book of Revelations?
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Is there any verse in Quran that suggests all humans are made equal?

Is there any verse in Quran that suggests all humans are made equal (equal in the sense of what they are given in the world, the hardships would face and other things combined making each person equal)...
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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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What's the link between being unjust to orphan girls and having up to four wives in verse (4:3)?

In surat an-Nisaa' we read (4:3): And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. But if you fear that ...
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Are al-Tabari's Commentary (10th century) & Ibn Kathir's Commentary (14th century) on the Qur'an available online?

do you know if either al-Tabari’s 10th century commentary on the Qur’an and the abridged version of the (14th c.) commentary by Ibn Kathir are available online anywhere? Could you direct me to the ...
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Quran 92:3 & Sahih Bukhari 4944

In the Quran's Surah Al-Lail verse 3, we read: وَمَا خَلَقَ ٱلذَّكَرَ وَٱلْأُنثَىٰٓ - [Source] But in an authentic Hadith of Sahih-Bukhari, we read: The companions of Abdullah bin Masud came to Abu ...
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1400 year old virgin?

Reading Quran 19:27,28 Christians and Jews encounter something that raises alarms. Then she brought him to her people, carrying him. They said, "O Mary, you have certainly done a thing ...
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Are there any free Online Urdu Qur'ans?

I should like to learn Urdu, but I am having problems trying to find an online Urdu Qur'an -- I know of no other book that I can pick and be sure that most of the words are translated about as closely ...
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Is transgender haram in islam?

I’m a female & I wanted to be a boy my whole life. As far as I can remember i used to wear my brothers pants and shirts since i was 4. I’ve always seen myself as a guy. I’ve read and heard that ...
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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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Is Allah negotiating with Iblis (Satan) in Quran 15:34-44?

Surah 15, ayah 26-44 of the Holy Quran describes the angel Iblis (Satan) refusing to prostrate before the Prophet Adam. Allah, responds by cursing Iblis (15:34-44): The Lord said: "Then get out ...
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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 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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Where can I find Arabic Quran recitation resources such as audio without Tajweed?

I'm looking for a Quran recitation (mp3, video, application, website, ...) in Arabic which is just a simple reading of the verses without Tajweed enhancement.
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Finding the historical context for verses in the Qur'an

The best explanations I've read of verses from the Qur'an make reference to the time they were revealed, as these give practical examples and context for the verse. However, finding such information ...
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Why Qur'an is not clear sometimes and has many interpretations?

My assumption is that Quran is the final statement from God and it contains everything we need in order to be on the right path. But I see different interpretations of Quran verses and thus sometimes ...
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Does the Quran contain all of Allah's revelations? (Sunni view)

Source: islamhelpline.com Hadith-e-Qudsi is a term used which signifies that the meaning of the hadith is from Allah Subhanah, and the words are related from the Messenger of Allah (saws), ...
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Who are the people of zaboor?

I was taught that there were 4 holy books revealed by the Almighty. The holy Quran, the Injeel, The Thaurath and the Zaboor. We know what happened to the people of Injeel and Taurath. What happened to ...
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Are there ayat to the effect of "be nice to others" in the Qur'an?

It's not hard to find examples of people saying Islam teaches people to be nice to others: Islam places great emphasis on manners and on the proper way to deal with others, whether they are Muslims ...
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Why do Muslims kill other Muslims?

Muslims kill other Muslims, bombings go on etc. What does the Quran and Hadith say about Muslims killing Muslims and is it allowed?
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"Dog is haram" - is it mentioned in Quran or Hadith?

We consider dogs to be haram in our culture. Some Muslim regions don't consider dogs as absolute haram too i heard. I wanted to ask if there is any authentic Hadith or Quranic verse which calls dog ...
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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 سَمَّاعُونَ ...
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Does someone who has memorized the Qur'an still need to read it?

There are people who have memorized the Qur'an (hafiz[a]); I actually know one such person. It's really awe-inspiring. Question: Does someone who has memorized the Qur'an still need to read it? I'm ...
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Does God know about future & what is the proof of it in Qur'an?

Many people believe that God knows about future. However, I am having hard time finding any relevant script in Qur'an that clearly indicates that.
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What's the literal meanings of the word "Imam"?

I'd like to know what the potential meaning(s) of this word "Imam"? Or are this ones described by Mustafa Khattab (in the *) possible and enough. For example in the aya 17:71 we have: ˹Beware of˺ ...
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Does Quran 8:67 say that prisoners of war should be killed and not ransomed?

It is not for a prophet to have captives [of war] until he inflicts a massacre [upon Allah's enemies] in the land. Some Muslims desire the commodities of this world, but Allah desires [for you] the ...
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What is stronger in Islam: freedom of belief or a call to exterminate the Pagans and jihad?

What is stronger in Islam: freedom of belief (2:256) or a call to exterminate the Pagans (9:5) and jihad? Sorry, if I did somehow misunderstand or asked.
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Is the Qur'an a book?

This may seem like a strange question at first, since well, we can literally see that the Qur'an is a book: And we often refer to it as a book. And the Qur'an refers to itself as a book (Qur'an 5:15:...
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Is black-hat hacking haram?

I made a virus that mines Ethereum silently in the background. You can already see that this is just for money. But I plan on paying the victim back through donations. My target is some gaming station ...
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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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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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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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Does the Holy Quran gives the concept of flat earth?

This question is not related to these two verses only. These are just for reference. Many searchers say Islams give the concept of flat earth which is contrary to what it is. Sura An-Naziat (79:30)...
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Is suicide forbidden in the Qur'an?

Why is suicide a sin in Islam? I only know of 34/29 in Qur'an-- rather advising you not to do so than forbidding it. And they say, "When is this promise, if you should be truthful?" Say, "For ...
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How was it possible for satan to lead Adam and Eve astray when they were in heaven?

A heaven is suppose to be a place where evil cannot exist and devil/satan is not allowed to enter. So how was it possible for the satan to lead Adam and Eve go astray and disobey Allah's command. I ...
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Proof of Koran Authenticity [closed]

While much of religion is faith, are there any statements in the Koran we can point to that prove its authenticity? Using the Torah as an example, one of the things Jews point to is the fact that the ...
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Why Islam is considered as a religion of terrorists? [closed]

I just want to know why this religion is hated all around the world and is considered as a religion of terrorists?
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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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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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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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