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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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How can sculpting/drawing be Haram when Isa (PBUH) sculpted a bird?

I would like to see a scholarly commentary or quote explaining why Isa (PBUH) is allowed to form things from clay (3:49) but Muslims are not allowed. Sculpting/forming out of clay is usually frowned ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Could the Muqatta'at be interpreted as a semitic root?

I know there are numerous opinions on the Muqatta'at, and there is another question already asked here on that topic. But there is a particular theory which occurred to me, and I wanted to know if ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the best way to learn the Classical Arabic (Fusha)?

I know the Arabic script, and can read the Quran. But I have no understanding of what I'm reading. What is the best route to learning Classical Arabic? Most of the guides I've seen (in the UK) deal ...
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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 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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Is it allowed to carry the Quran in a shoulder bag?

I saw the etiquette of respecting the Holy Quran on a site that one shouldn't not put their back towards the Quran or extend their legs towards the Quran or sit in a high place when the Quran is ...
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In what different forms was Quran reveled to the Prophet?

I know that Quran was revealed to the prophet but in what form and which form was more common over the other(if there were more than one forms). Were these different forms suited to the occasion about ...
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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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Is self-defense mandatory for a Muslim?

According to the Qur'an, does a Muslim have to defend himself against attacks by other people or illness (aka "value his life") or is it a "I don't have a problem if you do it"-mentality. Like: I ...
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According to the Qur'an or Hadith, is it permissible for a Muslim to lie in some circumstances?

According to the Qur'an or Hadith, is it permissible for a Muslim to lie in some circumstances? If so, under what circumstance may a Muslim lie?