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

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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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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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What is the difference between خلد (khuld) and لَا يَمُوتُ (la yamut)?

As far as I can see, there are two different ways to express immortality in the Qur'an, one is by using the root خلد (khuld), which as far as I can see is used for people. Surat Ash-Shu`arā' 129 And ...
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Is it permissible to underline translations of Qur'an in the mushaf?

I want to know if it is allowed to underline with pen translations / explanations or tafseer of Holy Quran?
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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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Are Mecca and Becca the same places? Same meaning?

As we know the word Mecca is mentioned only once in Koran. But ayah 3:96 is mentioning a place that is 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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In what way and why did Allah give special favours to Bani Israel?

According to Qur'an, Allah gave many special favours to Bani Israel. In what way did he favour them? What was the reason for this? How is different from the prophets he sent to the rest of ...
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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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What is the significance of Prophet Yahya being “hasuwran”?

Allah mentions in verse 39 of Surah Al-e-Imran: The fourth word from the end is "hasuwran" (حَصُورًا ), which Saheeh International (presumably accurately) translates as "abstaining (from women)." ...
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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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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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Why Quran mentions the story of Yusuf as the best of stories?

In the second ayah of Surah Yusuf is: نَحْنُ نَقُصُّ عَلَيْكَ أَحْسَنَ الْقَصَصِ بِمَا أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ We relate to you, [O Muhammad], the best of stories in what We ...
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Reciting Quran for personal goals, is this allowed in Islam?

In the Indo-Pak region there is a tradition that if you want to get something done esp. you want to get a good job, or transfer a job or get admission in a good university, mothers or sisters usually ...
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How often is Jesus quoted in the Quran?

I have heard it quoted that "Jesus is the most quoted prophet in the quran." I was wondering about the legitimacy of this claim, just out of plain curiosity.
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How many shares for Udhiyyah can a large animal have?

On a large animal, is there a minimum share that it is allowed to be split by for Udhiyyah purposes. I heard somewhere that a large animal can have 7 shares. Is this the max? Authentic sunni ...
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What is the nature and order of the Surahs in the Quran? [duplicate]

The Christian Bible is, of course, the work of many authors over many centuries, and is more properly considered a library than a single book. While there is a general order to some of the books (...
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How to respect the Quran?

Many people have told me not to turn your back to the quran. They either tell me to sit in some other position or get up from there. The reason they is to respect the Quran. Well I don't think turning ...
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When did dead animals (mayta) become prohibited (haram) for muslims?

I have gone through the verses in the Quran where dead animals (mayta) is mentioned to be prohibited for a Muslim to eat (except situations where it really is necessary). What I can recall for now is ...
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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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Was there, or are there, any formal Islamic systems of combat?

In the time of the prophet when the wars took place. How did the islamic soldiers fight? Did they just randomly swing their swords at their enemy or did they have some sort of fighting system which ...
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Why, in Qur'an verse 4:34, the feminine singular of kuthhiba used instead of the masculine singular or plural?

Surah Al-An'aam, verse 34, begins with: وَلَقَدْ كُذِّبَتْ رُسُلٌ If you ignore the first two particles (waw + laqad), it begins a verbal sentence with "kuthhibat rusulun." The verb (kutthibat) ...
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If a person does not have proof that Islam is the truth, can he ever become a muslim?

Think about it this way. If there really was a proof that Islam is the truth, then everyone in the world would have been muslims by now. Why are you a muslim? Do you have proof? If you think you ...
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Different versions of Arabic Qur'an

Tanzil.net writes: The Medina Mushaf ... publishes the holy quran according to three famous narration, i.e., Hafs, Warsh, and Ad-Duriyy. The Quran text provided by Tanzil is based on the Medina ...
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What is the source of firasat amals?

According to the site http://www.ruqyashariyah.org, the following amal should be done to be given inspiration on certain matters/causes of problems, which should be recited before going to sleep:: (1)...
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is there any complete list of sana'a manuscript difference with current Qur'an, in terms of meaning?

I came accross Sana'a publication by Sadeghi (Sana'a and The Origins of Qur'an), but he only conclude some example of textual variation with standard qur'an. Table 1 gives a few examples, in ...
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What is the meaning of two east and two west in Surah Rahman

(Quran 55:17) Lord of the two Easts and Lord of the two Wests What is the meaning of two east and two west in this ayah?
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Why was Quran not compiled at the time of the Prophet?

In the holy Quran, Quran is mentioned numerous time as the book It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; (3:7) In the last sermon of the prophet, the prophet said I leave ...
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Can you recite from the middle of a surah in salat?

I generally (or always...) recite an surah in last teen surahs in Quran. Nowadays I have free time to memorize some new surahs, and I want to recite them in salah so that I won't forget. I did some ...
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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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Are we discouraged from reading tafseer without an A'lim?

Some people say that I should not read The Holy Quran tafseer alone in my house. I have to take guidance from some A'lim who knows vast knowledge about Quran. If I read it I may be misguided and may ...
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Is the Quran complete? If so, why do we need Hadith? [closed]

I am hoping to seek a final affirmed answer to a question that has plagued me for a long while. Though i cannot claim myself to be a good muslim like most of the people here, i do hope that with your ...
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Recitation of the Quran without understanding Arabic

I was brought up a Muslim and taught that recitation of the Quran in Arabic (although I didn't understand Arabic and still don't) bears great "sawab". I haven't been able to find anything regarding ...
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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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Do you bury a Mus'haf when it becomes too worn out to use?

Do you bury a mus'haf in a special grave plot, when it becomes too badly damaged and or too worn out to repair, out of respect for the words of the Quran? Do you bury any writing that has the name of ...
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What is the meaning of “مُوَلِّي”?

The word مُوَلِّي appears in Quran verse 2:148. I have read a few translations of the verse (e.g. here) but I still don't have a good understanding of what the word means. I looked it up on المعاني ...
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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 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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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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Where are the seven levels of the nafs in Sufism mentioned in the Qur'an?

The Sufis by Idries Shah, page 445 (pdf), describes "seven stages of preparation" based on nafs (ego): Nafs-i-ammara (the depraved, commanding nafs) Nafs-i-lawwama (the accusing nafs) Nafs-i-...
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What verses in the Quran support following Hadith (of the Prophet)?

What verses in the Quran tell us to follow the Hadith (of the Prophet) or guide us to do so?
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How we should deal with people who offend islam and Muhammed(saw)? [duplicate]

Most people believe that they're allowed to say anything and they're allowed to express their opinions saying that it's 2015. My question is that nowadays people make jokes about religions especially ...
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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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Are the letter forms of Arabic essential to the Qur'an?

Are the existing letter forms/shapes of the Arabic alphabet an essential part of the Qur'an, or are they an arbitary choice made by humans as a means to record the Qur'an? In other words, if someone ...
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wearing necklaces that have verses from the Quran on them a sin?

I don't understand how this is a form of Shirk? I'm not Questioning Allah but no body has given me anything from the Quran that says we cannot wear necklaces with Quranic verses in them can somebody ...
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Why did Prophet Muhammad perform stoning if it was not advised through quran?

As per following Hadith, Muhammad (sa) ordered and performed stoning as punishment for adultery. It was even performed to a woman. Sahih Muslim (17:4196) - A married man confesses to adultery. ...
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Why the title 'Mothers of the Believers' for the wives of the Prophet SAW

I want to understand the reason for the above title . Was the above title given only because they couldn't marry anyone after the Prophet SAW's death (as the Shiites claim with reference as a Hadith ...
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How can one share good news without invoking the evil eye?

Where I live, in our culture the evil eye can get to you if you share good news e.g. if I get a job, I tell my siblings and family with a good gesture, but people might be jealous or envy you or may ...
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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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How can I show that Jesus (pbuh) is not a god to Christian friend using Quran as guidance?

I am a Muslim, and I have a Christian friend. He usually argue that Jesus (pbuh) is the God and the son of God. I know that Jesus is the son of Maryam and the messenger of Allah. Please guide me ...

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