Questions tagged [quran]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
5
votes
1answer
210 views

How do we know the Quran will never change while we consider the Bible as corrupted and manipulated?

God assured us that his holy book the Quran will never be changed or altered, now does this stand for all of the holy books God has revealed through the prophets, or is it only for the Quran? In ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
235 views

Is it universally agreed which surahs are Meccan and which are Medinan? If so, when did this agreement arise?

I've found several lists online (example) of surahs, where the classification of Meccan or Medinan is given for each surah. Every list seems to classify them the same way, whether the list follows the ...
5
votes
3answers
374 views

Biology In Islam - Reproduction

In chapter 86 verse 7 & 8 it is written that "He was created from a fluid, ejected," "Emerging from between the backbone and the ribs." But as far as I know the semen is produced by the seminal ...
5
votes
1answer
10k views

Death penalty for Apostasy according to Quran?

The topic of death penalty for apostasy (defection form one's religion) in Islam seems to be a controversial one since many people have both positive and negative answers regarding the issue. Now, ...
5
votes
2answers
10k views

Is the name of the angel Mekaal or Mekaa'il?

What is the correct Arabic name of the angel? Is it Mekaal (ميكال) or Mekaa'il (ميكائيل)? The Quran (2:98) refers to the angel as Mekaal, but I have heard most people refer to him as Mekaa'il. http:...
5
votes
1answer
141 views

Do step by step instructions exist on how to perform the purest supplication?

I originally had a question about: Quran - 40/60: Call upon Me; I will respond to you. What I wanted to know was, how do you go about calling Allah? It seems I have found the answer: Quran - 2/...
5
votes
6answers
22k views

What is ربا (Riba) according to the Quran?

What is Riba according to the Quran? Please also state the verses in the Quran that hints to the term.
5
votes
2answers
287 views

Are the English translations of the Qur'an practical to read with the purpose of understanding?

Are the English translated versions of the Qur'an "safe" practical to read and understand the true lessons within? I'm confident that there are things in Arabic that can only be expressed in that ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

How many writing styles of Mushaf Quran that exist?

I found that mushaf in my country is different in style of writing to that which come from Makkah. Probably most of the (old) mushafs in my country use Indopak style. However the religious council ...
5
votes
1answer
204 views

Is miracle considered the fundamental proof of the validity of the Qur'an?

The validity of the Qur'an seems to hinge on the miracle of its beautiful language, the miracle of accurate prophecies, the miracle of there being no contradictions, etc. Are there any Islamic ...
5
votes
1answer
436 views

Marrying the mother of ex girlfriend

Is it permissible for a man to marry the mother of a girl he used to have a relationship with? The relationship was in the past and involved physical touching but no penetration. I understand from 4:...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Is it mentioned why God protected the Qur'an from corruption but not the Bible?

In Islam it is believed that the Bible was revealed by God but was then corrupted by man. Does Islam provide an account of why God protected the Qur'an from corruption but not the Bible?
5
votes
2answers
27k views

Is it allowed in Islam to load Quran into smart phone as pdf or audio format [closed]

Can someone please answer my following questions: -is it allowed to load Quran into smart phone as pdf or audio format? -if loading allowed then is it allow to read or listen Quran from smart phone ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

How many times is 'love' mentioned in the Qur'an?

I understand this may be a difficult question to answer linguistically, but I'm interested to hear any estimate along with an explanation of the methodology used to arrive at it.
5
votes
1answer
459 views

What is the name of the script used in the earliest Qurʾānic manuscripts?

I've seen it transliterated into English as ma'ili which supposedly means "inclined" or "slanting." I'm looking for the Arabic word. Is it مائلي?
5
votes
2answers
213 views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
1k views

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?
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Which Haman is right?

In the Bible, Haman is said to be the helper of the Babylonian king who lived 1,100 years after Moses and persecuted the Jews. In Quran, Haman is said to be the minister of the pharaoh and associated ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

Which Qur'an verses are abrogated?

Apparently there are some verses of the Qur'an whose ruling no longer applies; this is known as abrogation (naskh). Which leads to the question... Question: Which Qur'an verses are abrogated? I'm ...
5
votes
3answers
534 views

Can we demonstrate that the Quran is perfectly preserved? [closed]

I want you guys to prove it to me that the Quran is perfectly preserved. When I say this, I mean I want you to prove it to me that there is an absolute 0% chance that any verse/surah was removed, lost,...
5
votes
1answer
554 views

Is Mohammed Taheri-Azar's statement about the Quran accurate?

In a widely-publicized letter, a University of North Carolina graduate with degrees in philosophy and psychology, Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar explained: ... Due to the killing of believing men ...
5
votes
1answer
564 views

Does having doubts turn a Muslim into a non-Muslim?

"The believers are those who believe in God and His Messenger, then have not doubted, and have struggled with their possessions and their selves in the way of God; those -- they are the truthful ones."...
5
votes
1answer
89 views

What's the refering time in Sura Al-Isra 7?

This is the text of Sura Al-Isra [7]: إِنْ أَحْسَنْتُمْ أَحْسَنْتُمْ لِأَنْفُسِكُمْ وَإِنْ أَسَأْتُمْ فَلَهَا فَإِذَا جَاءَ وَعْدُ الْآخِرَةِ لِيَسُوءُوا وُجُوهَكُمْ وَلِيَدْخُلُوا الْمَسْجِدَ ...
5
votes
1answer
644 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
222 views

Why is the Quran so hard against those who questioned the prophet?

There are obnoxious people like Abu Lahab and Uqba Mu'ayt who lived during Muhammad's(pbuh) lifetime . They were skeptical of the prophet, got physical at him, and threw excrement at his house. They ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

What is the Islamic definition of 'trading' - Sunni view?

What is the Islamic definition of trade? I understand that Zakaat is not paid on Diamond jewelry, as long as the diamonds are not bought for trading purposes: Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have ...
5
votes
1answer
5k views

Is any reference in the Quran about recreational hunting?

There are two types of hunting, first is for food, second is recreational. Nowadays mostly hunting is recreational (unless you live in a very remote area). I want to know if there is any reference ...
5
votes
0answers
236 views

What is the Koran/Quran/Qur'an's stance on religious freedom? [closed]

Are there any verses in the Koran/Quran/Qur'an's that speak about religious freedom? If so, which themes are given? And what are these verses?
5
votes
4answers
12k views

Why did Noah's wife go to hell according to Quran?

"God sets forth an example to those who disbelieve: the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot, they were both under two of Our righteous servants, but they acted treacherously towards them so they ...
5
votes
5answers
712 views

What is the purpose of miracles if not to make people believe?

In Holy Quran we read: And they say, "Why was there not sent down to him an angel?" But if We had sent down an angel, the matter would have been decided; then they would not be reprieved. This ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Does the Quran say that the Universe is expanding?

There is quite bit of hype among Muslims who's says, it is in the Quran that the Universe is expanding. They quote the verse 51:47. A link that quotes this is here. Sahih International And ...
5
votes
5answers
4k views

Does verse 5:38 amputation contradict verse 5:45 “eye for an eye”? Contradicting death for apostasy and adultery? [closed]

The Qur'an put in the law of "an eye for an eye": "We ordained therein for them: 'Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal.' But if any one ...
5
votes
3answers
5k views

What is the significance of trees under which rivers flow in Heaven?

There are many verses in Quran which promise gardens in which rivers flow. Like: 4:13 - These are the limits [set by] Allah , and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger will be admitted by Him to ...
5
votes
1answer
202 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Is forced slavery (cause of rapes) allowed in Islam? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question Can slave woman show herself to her master? and although freeing a slave is better(Qur'an 90:13), we all know that slavery is allowed in Islam. And this could be one of the ...
5
votes
1answer
93 views

The significance of ayahs beginning with “Say”

Has there been scholarly discussion of the significance (or subtlety) of the ayahs beginning with "Say"? For example: Say: He is Allah, the One! (112:1) versus All praise is due to Allah, the ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

What is fitna (temptation)?

My question revolves around fitna. As far as I understand, fitna means temptation. What is confusing me is this. For some people, it is easier to fall into temptation than it is for other people to ...
5
votes
6answers
1k views

Does the sun set in a murky pool in Qur'an 18:86?

Non Muslims say that 18:86 is in error. How do we refute this? Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it [as if] setting in a spring of dark mud, and he found near it a people. ...
4
votes
6answers
1k views

Why aren't the letters چ‎, گ‎ or پ‎ found in the Qur'an?

I am wondering about the following three letters: چ‎ – Che گ‎ – Gaf پ‎ – Pe These three letters are not in the Qur'an (not even a single time). Is there any reason behind that?
4
votes
6answers
17k views

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 ...
4
votes
7answers
571 views

Arabs and other nationalities

Do Arabs stand a better chance in getting into Heaven as the Holy Quran is written in Arabic? What i'm trying to ask is that, since they know Arabic and the Holy Quran is written in Arabic, isn't it ...
4
votes
1answer
568 views

Is there any mathematical patterns or logic in the Qur'an?

I read a website some time ago and there was all sorts of patterns in the book as well as different types of logic in it. Can someone elaborate please?
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Jerusalem in the Qur'an?

I read that the Qur'an does not mention Jerusalem. Israel's former Prime Minister Menachem Begin said, "While Jerusalem and Zion are mentioned over 800 times in the Jewish Bible, the holy city is not ...
4
votes
2answers
26k views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
1k views

Do Muslims believe that the moon was split in two and put back again?

According to this:- Does the Quran or any Hadith mentions the splitting of the Moon? It's mentioned in the Quran that the moon was split into two. As the Quran is perfect and infallible, then Muslims ...
4
votes
3answers
419 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
6k views

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?
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Prophet Muhammad SAW was illiterate, who wrote the Quran then?

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) is illiterate, how can there be al quran in first place? Who wrote it? if there is someone his friends wrote to him verses of the Quran does it still considered to ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Can we complete quran by reading from book and then from device

I read quran and mark where I stopped and then continue on my device or sometime from online quran and when reach home again from quran book. By this way am I completing my quran? Because somebody ...