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

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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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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?
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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:...
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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/...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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:...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 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?
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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."...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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?
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Is the Quran really preserved or are there missing parts of the Quran?

First of all, I'm sorry for the nature of this topic but recently, my Imaan has become weaker. Shaytan is flooding my mind with doubts. This morning, I started to doubt the preservation of the Quran (...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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How can life be a Test if Allah is all-knowing?

How do we reconcile Quran [16:2] "Life is a test": [He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving - Quran [16:2] ...
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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 ...
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Why did the creation of Earth take longer time than the creation of the Universe?

There's something in the Quran that I don't understand properly. They are from Surah Fussilat (41) verses 9 to 12: Say, "Do you indeed disbelieve in He who created the earth in two days and attribute ...
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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 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 ...
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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. ...
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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?
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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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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 ...

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