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

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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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Challenge of the quran [duplicate]

“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.” Surah al-Baqarah (The Heifer) 2: 23. ...
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What is the meaning of abandoning the Qur'an?

In Sura Al-Furqan (25) Ayat 30, the Holy Prophet complains about his people abandoning the Qur'an. And the Messenger will say: "O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Qur'ân. (وَقَالَ ...
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Did the Quran ever mention Universe?

I am intrigued by the world السماواتthat is often used in Holy Quran to describe God creation of skies and the earth. In arabic السماوات means skies, which is not the same as Universe. Sky is the ...
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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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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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How can Muhammad be illiterate when the very first order he got was “read”?

This is related to this question, as well as to this one and this one, which all seem to lean towards "The prophet of Islam was illiterate", which I find troubling. Indeed, the very first ...
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What are we recommended to do or frowned upon on Friday's according the Qur'an and Sunnah?

Of course -especially- men are asked to perform the Friday prayer. And there's a special "hour" in this day where our dua's may be "answered". ... But what other deeds are we asked to do or leave ...
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Doesn't Qur'an 47:4 put an end to slavery?

Qur'an 47:4 is as follows: So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either [...
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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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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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Does the Quran or any Hadith mentions the splitting of the Moon?

Can someone please pinpoint me where exactly in the Quran/Hadith does it mention that the Moon was split into two and put back together again?
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Is it okay to selling Quran Services in Islam?

I have developed my own site for online Quran reading and I have many tutors for this purpose. My plan is to optimize my site in google and get many kids and adults from the world and will provide ...
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Was Quran 24:31 changed? “…believing women … should draw their khimar over their breasts…”

"... that they should draw their khimār over their breasts and not display their beauty except to their husband, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their ...
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In jannat can we marry someone we love and who was not our spouse [duplicate]

Assalamu Alaikum. the question that i need to ask is that, if someone cannot marry who he/she may love and is not possible due to some reasons and have left everything on Allah.... Is it possible ...
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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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Is any passage in the Qur'an incompatible with US law? [closed]

My friend is saying that Islam is not compatible with Western society, but every single example he gives me is not true! For example, in US law it is perfectly fine for me to avoid pork. In terms of ...
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No fun, enjoyment, laughter for muslims?

English translation of the Quran by Dr Ghali: Quran-53:57The Imminent is imminent; <- as in the day of judgement is approaching Quran-53:58Apart from Allah, none can lift it off. <- no ...
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Does every non-Muslim need to accept Islam or die?

Is it correct that as per their holy book every human being on earth is "Kafir" (a person who rejected Islam) and need to accept Islam or die (not worth living). Many counties in past and future ...
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How do we reconcile the Quran and Sunan Abu Dawud with the fact that the Earth is not flat?

How do we reconcile the following 3 Scriptures: 1 of 3 - Quran 18:86: Until, when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it [no "as if" anywhere in the original Arab] setting in a ...
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What is the meaning of Surah Bani-Israel ayat 26?

What is the entire meaning of this ayat? Surah Bani-Israel(Al Isra17) Ayah: 26 "Arabic: وَآتِ ذَا الْقُرْبَى حَقَّهُ وَالْمِسْكِينَ وَابْنَ السَّبِيلِ وَلاَ تُبَذِّرْ تَبْذِيرًا Pickthal: Give ...
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Did Jesus really appear to the disciples after resurrection?

For a commoner, the very next question which comes into mind after this How does Muslim teaching on the person of Jesus differ from that of Christian teaching? is, what about those instances where ...
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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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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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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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Under which Quranic injunction the hadith to kill apostates is classified?

The Wikipedia article on Shafi'i says: He also argued that sunnah contradicting the Qur'an were unacceptable, claiming that sunnah should only be used to explain the Quran. This implies that every ...
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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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Is it blasphemy to question Islam?

Salam, I'm Muslim, I've always been curious with a lot of imaginations, questions about everything (religions, music, mathematics..etc) even if I'm not as smart as 90% of people I know, they are AWAY ...
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Out of the Prophets mentioned in the Quran how many were known to comman man in 6th century in Arabia?

I read that Quran mentions 25 prophets by name. It is believed that there were many more prophets sent by the creator on earth. Is there any reason for mention of these 25 prophets only? On what ...
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What is I'rabul Qur'an?

I was recently introduced to the term I'rab (الإعراب) al-Qur'an, and told it was one of the sciences of the Qur'an. Now me, I love sciences of the Qur'an as much as anybody else (hey, who doesn't), ...
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Is anyone who tries to deny the holy Qur'an is perfect blasphemous?

Given that the Holy qur'an is the indisputable word of Allah (swt), is anyone who tries to claim that it's not perfection directly attacking Allah and insulting 2bn Muslims? And so, what is the ...
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Are Mecca and Becca the same places?

As we know the word Mecca is mentioned only once in Koran. But ayah 3:96 is mentioning a place that is so-called Becca. I'm wondering if there is any difference between Becca and Mecca. Becca: 3:96 ...
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Can a Muslim vote for non-Muslim governors or presidents?

Many Muslim clerics wants to get rid Ahok, a christian governor of Jakarta. They quoted Al Maidah 51. They said that Muslims must pick non Muslim leaders. That means, they said, Muslims in Jakarta ...
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Can I delete Qur'an recitation audio clips from my phone?

I have many audio clips of Qur'an recitation in my phone; is it permissible to delete them?
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Does Islam reference the solar system, with planets revolving around the sun?

After numerous discoveries by mankind, the world now believes that we are on a planet which is in a solar system revolving around the Sun. Does Islam have any reference(s) to this? What is the ...
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What are the things we have to perform while reading Quran?

While reading Quran, I know that there are ayahs (verses) for sujood (prostration). How is this performed? I'm a lady, so if I was reading the Quran without wearing hijab (scarf) and then reached a ...
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Interpretation of Surah 86:6 “Emerging from between the Backbone and ribs”

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Surah 86 (The Night Comer) says : 86:5 - So let man observe from what he was created. 86:6 - He was created from a fluid, ejected, 86:7 - Emerging ...
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What was Palestine called in the Quran?

Recently I was talking to a Jewish friend about which religion has more claim to Palestine. He was claiming that Jews do, since Jews come from Judea (an area in Palestine) and it was called this for a ...
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Marriage with brother's foster sister

It is stated that the foster relations are treated like blood relations in the following hadith. Narated By Amra bint 'Abdur-Rahman : That 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet told her uncle that once, ...
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What is the proof that spiritual struggle is greater jihad?

I have heard this from many places that Jihad means struggle and spiritual struggle is greater Jihad. I was chatting with my cousin yesterday and I said to him that the best jihad is controlling your ...
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Can the Qur'an be referred to as The Good Book?

The Bible is sometimes informally referred to as "The Good Book". I'm wondering if it's appropriate to refer to the Qur'an as "The Good Book" (assuming it is a book, which I think is only debatable ...
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Do I have to wear Hijab? [closed]

I'm a Muslim, and I practice the basics of Islam moderately and every day. I want to know what exactly was hijab created for, why I have to wear it and why it is compulsory. I grew up wearing it, but ...
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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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'Slave for a slave, woman for a woman' - does that mean that any slave can be killed for a slave killed?

The Quran says O YOU who have attained to faith! Just retribution is ordained for you in cases of killing: the free for the free, and the slave for the slave, and the woman for the woman (...
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Any evidence in Qur'an of a word of Allah to Muhammad (pbuh) out of Qur'an?

Is there any evidence in Qur'an that there was a word from Allah to Muhammad(pbuh) that is not included in Qur'an? I couldn't find an evidence. Also as Qur'an includes even Prophet's private life ...
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The Quran is commonly said to be the “Uncreated Speech of Allah”, what does this mean?

Obviously the Qur'an is printed on paper; and bound into books. It does not refer to the physically wrapping. Also, Allah has no human attribute; when we say Allah is merciful; it is a faint ...
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What does “seven Earths” mentioned in Quran al Kareem and hadith mean? [duplicate]

Can someone please explain to me what do the Seven Earths in the Quran and Sahih Hadith refer to? Please support your answer with references. “It is Allah Who has created seven heavens and of the ...
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Is the son of sacrifice for sure Ishmael (as)?

I recall reading somewhere that some Muslim scholars in the past said it could be Issac - perhaps influenced from Bible? But even the Bible says that "Take thine only son, your only son who you love, ...
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What is the meaning of Meethaaq taken from the prophets (Anbiaa)?

A Solemn pledge was taken from the prophets (Anbiaa) to believe in any Messenger (Rasool) coming after them (Verse 3:81). This pledge seems to be mentioned again in verse 33:7. What is the exact ...
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Why didn't Allah send the complete book first?

I heard that the bible and tora used to be faith-books of Islam. The dilemma was that the human changed those books after their needs. After a time Allah wanted to send down the unchangeable and final ...