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

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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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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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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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What is the Islamic concept of Zuhd?

How is the concept of Zuhd understood from Qur'an and Sunnah? It is normally translated as asceticism, but does that mean living in poverty, hunger and abstaining from marriage and sleep? Can someone ...
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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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What does the Qur'an say about interracial marriages?

Moses' wife was of another race and in the Bible (Numbers 12:1-15) Aaron and Miriam were punished for criticizing this interracial marriage. What does the Qur'an say about interracial marriages?
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What is the reason of this differences in the three expressions in Surat Al-Kahf 79 - 82?

Allah says in Surat Al-Kahf in aya 79: أَمَّا السَّفِينَةُ فَكَانَتْ لِمَسَاكِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ فِي الْبَحْرِ فَأَرَدتُّ أَنْ أَعِيبَهَا وَكَانَ وَرَاءَهُم مَّلِكٌ يَأْخُذُ كُلَّ سَفِينَةٍ غَصْبًا ...
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What word to use in English when translating words with root “تقو”?

Often the words with root "َتَقَو" are translated to English words associated with "fear", for example, Abdullah Yusuf Ali translates "اتَّقُونِ" to "fear Me". But I feel that this doesn't convey the ...
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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 الْوَرِيدِ ...
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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 is the importance of the number 12 in Islam?

The number 12 is frequently seen in nature and in Quran. What is the reason for this? Examples: وَإِذِ اسْتَسْقَى مُوسَى لِقَوْمِهِ فَقُلْنَا اضْرِب بِّعَصَاكَ الْحَجَرَ فَانفَجَرَتْ مِنْهُ ...
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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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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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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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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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Why are Quran translations written in old-fashioned English with difficult vocabulary?

The Qur'an itself has a very simple vocabulary and grammar and is very easy to read. However, translations often use very formal, old-fashioned English with a lot of words that are seldom used in ...
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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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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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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 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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Which is the most appropriate place to store or keep the Qur'an?

I have heard people say to keep it at a height and not at a very low place. See the diagram below. 3, 4, 5 would obviously be permissible (provided my hands reach 5) but can I keep at 1 & 2? ...
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What is the meaning of Arabic letters in the begining of some suras?

For example, Al-Baqara begins like this: الٓمٓ ﴿١﴾ ذَٰلِكَ ٱلْكِتَـٰبُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ And also, Ya-Sin begins like this: يسٓ ﴿١﴾ وَٱلْقُرْءَانِ ٱلْحَكِيمِ What ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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