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

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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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Where is praying 2 and 2 sunnah prayers before Zuhr comes from?

I do know its been a sound Islamic practice to pray 2 and 2 sunnah prayers before Zuhr. I just wondering if I prayed ahead to catch with a group prayer without sunnah, will that be haram or its ...
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Is it necessary to complete recitation of entire Qur'an in taraweeh?

A few queries that I have in my mind about taraweeh prayers during Ramadan. Is it necessary to complete recitation of the entire Qur'an during the night prayers? How about if I complete the ...
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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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What is the necessity of both rabb and malik in Surah Naas?

In Surah Naas, Allah says: The key phrases I want to focus on are "rabbi an-naas" and "maliki an-naas." I will explain shortly. First, in 'aqeedah, we study two topics: tawheed of Allah's rububiyyah ...
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Islamically, is it okay to remind family members what you spend on them?

I never deny that my father has spent on me generously (since birth til today).. but he keeps reminding me of this constantly. Is that wrong of him to do, especially per Quran 2:264? O you who ...
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Can the Qur'an be referred to as The Good Book?

The Bible is sometimes informally referred to as "The Good Book". I'm wondering if it's appropriate to refer to the Qur'an as "The Good Book" (assuming it is a book, which I think is only debatable ...
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Are the rivers of milk, wine, and honey in paradise to be taken literally?

مَّثَلُ الْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي وُعِدَ الْمُتَّقُونَ فِيهَا أَنْهَارٌ مِّن مَّاءٍ غَيْرِ آسِنٍ وَأَنْهَارٌ مِّن لَّبَنٍ لَّمْ يَتَغَيَّرْ طَعْمُهُ وَأَنْهَارٌ مِّنْ خَمْرٍ لَّذَّةٍ لِّلشَّارِبِينَ ...
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What is Sharia Law?

What is Sharia Law? I am a Muslim myself, and I have never heard of the Sharia Law until a few people on Twitter (who were against Islam) pointed it out to me saying that it was "Islamic Law". They ...
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What happend to the second garden of the disbeliever?

In Surat al-Kahf we find the story with the example of the two men quoted in the verses 32 to 44. While at first in the verses (18:32-33) the speech is about two gardens, later on only a single garden ...
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What constitutes infallibility of Quran?

Muslims regard the Quran as infallible and containing in itself evidence of its own veracity (correct me if wrong). I have read many claims that attribute that status to a lack of contradictions of ...
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The Quran had 7 Qira'at, so doesn't mean it's 7 versions?

I know that the Quran had 7 types of Qira'at and now the muslims use only one (I think Hafs?). So doesn't that change the interpretations and meanings of the Quran? Doesn't that mean it has 7 ...
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Does hell and heaven, the ones mentioned in the Quran, currently exist?

In Quran we have a lot of verses talking about the hell and the heaven and their characteristics. What I want to know is that whether the hell and heaven mentioned in Quran currently exist?
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Where is the Quranic verse of 5 suckling?

Sahih Muslim Book 008, Hadith Number 3421 Chapter: One suckling or two do not make marriage unlawful. 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with, her) reported that it had been revealed in the Holy Qur'an ...
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Gemstones in Islam?

I encountered few people wearing gems like ruby(Yaqoot), coral(Marjan), Turquoise(Feroza) and some other gemstones and asked about it Why you wear it ? Did prophet wore that ? Does that have effect ...
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Sequence of Suras [duplicate]

I learnt today that the first Quranic verses revealed to Muhammad wass Sūrat al-ʿAlaq. The sequence of revelation of verses was not the same as how it was compiled. What's the sequence of ...
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What is صلاة (Salat) according/in the Quran?

What is the general meaning of صلاة (Salat) referred in the Quran? Please provide verses that mentions the definition/description of Salat, also the rites of the ritual if it was to be treated as such....
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Order of verses in Quran [duplicate]

I wonder how the verses are ordered in Quran. Looking at this site, it says all verses were ordered in the life time of the prophet, because Quran was being written and was in same order we read today....
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How old is earth in Islam?

How old is earth in Islam? Is it age of earth in Islam near ~5000 years old or Islam shares scientific point of view of earth age?
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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 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 proof that spiritual struggle is greater jihad?

I have heard this from many places that Jihad means struggle and spiritual struggle is greater Jihad. I was chatting with my cousin yesterday and I said to him that the best jihad is controlling your ...
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What formal, doctrinal guidance is there for how a Muslim should personally respond to deliberate, gratuitous abuse of Islam?

I'm not trying to goad anyone, or start a fight, or pass judgment. I'm asking out of genuine curiosity. Please read accordingly. I seek to learn how Muslims choose their response to deliberate, ...
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Why does the Quran keep saying that man was created from sperm? [closed]

We know that 50% of our genes come from the ovum (in the woman). So why does the Quran give credit to the sperm and not to the ovum?
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What is the meaning of the division of the Quran into Surahs?

If I understand correctly, the Quran is held to be the words given to Mohammed by God over a series of visits from the angel Gabriel, which were then dictated to scribes and eventually written down. ...
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Do I have to wear Hijab? [closed]

I'm a Muslim, and I practice the basics of Islam moderately and every day. I want to know what exactly was hijab created for, why I have to wear it and why it is compulsory. I grew up wearing it, but ...
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Why Muslims are not allowed to read Torah?

I found many references in the holy Qur'an about reading Torat\Torah and also about believing in Torah. So should Muslims read Torah or just deny it on the basis of assumed corruption?
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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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What is the basis for the claim that the Prophets, Psalms, Torah and Gospel have been corrupted?

I'm wondering what is the basis for the claim that the Prophets, Psalms, Torah and Gospel have been corrupted? This is something that I hear a lot from Muslims and I'm just curious what is 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 the 'illuminating lamp' mentioned in Surah Al-Ahzab?

What is the 'illuminating lamp' mentioned in Surah Al-Ahzab(The Clans)? O Prophet, indeed We have sent you as a witness and a bringer of good tidings and a warner.(33:45) And one who invites ...
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Do Shia and Sunni have different Qurans?

I recently heard that Shia and Sunni have different Qurans. Is that true? If so, why do they have different Qurans (that is different physical copies)?
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Are lions mentioned in the Qur'an or any other Islamic source, and if so, are they positively mentioned?

I have always found lions to be a majestic creature, very powerful and brave. In many Islamic countries lions seem to be respected too (For example; the nickname of the Iraqi football team is '...
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If throwing the Quran into a garbage can is bad, how come Uploading companies can destroy the Quran ebooks?

Most of the Quran books are printed in China like all things nowadays, so the question is what is the difference between throwing some printed Quran book (Made in China) in the trash can and deleting ...
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What is the literal meaning of the word “Qur'an”?

I know that the Qur'an is the book revealed by the prophet Muhammad, but I'd like to know what the meaning of this word "Qur'an" is literally? What is its root?
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How do I learn to read the Qur'an? [closed]

I don't know how to read the Quran properly. My parents can't help me in this regard. I went to a mosque to learn but after some time I left because they were teaching me with an accent and I was ...
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What does the Qur'an say about the age of Prophet Nuh?

On Wikipedia, it says: The influence of Noah's preaching and prophet-hood spanned 950 years according to Quran. -- Noah in Islam I've seen this claim before, but I don't recall it being in the Qur'...
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Quran originally without vowel marks?

I've come across the claim that the first mushafs (suhuf?) did not include vowel marks and sometimes did not even consistently use other diacritical marks to distinguish consonants. An example of a ...
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What are we recommended to do or frowned upon on Friday's according the Qur'an and Sunnah?

Of course -especially- men are asked to perform the Friday prayer. And there's a special "hour" in this day where our dua's may be "answered". ... But what other deeds are we asked to do or leave ...
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What is this alif like sign?

Assalamualaikum Shayekh. In this ayah for example - عَلَىٰ سُرُرٍ مَّوْضُونَةٍ - 56:15 What is the alif like sign above ya of A'la? It seems to me like a verticle fathah but it's not pronounced in ...
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What did Allah teach David in Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 251?

Qur'an 2:251 is as follows: So they defeated them by permission of Allah , and David killed Goliath, and Allah gave him the kingship and prophethood and taught him from that which He willed. ...
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Doesn't Qur'an 47:4 put an end to slavery?

Qur'an 47:4 is as follows: So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either [...
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What evidence is there in the Quoran that Muhammed is the seal of prophets?

The title says it all. A chapter reference, quote, and translation would be appreciated
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Which tradition states that Surah An-Nasr was revealed in Makkah?

I was reading The Meaning of The Glorious Qu'ran and it said: Though ascribed always to Al-Madinah, tradition says that it was actually revealed in Makkah during the days the Prophet spent there ...
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Does Allah forget according to Quran?

In the Quran it states in Surah Araf that: That day shall We forget them as they forgot the meeting of this day of theirs, and as they were wont to reject Our signs." [7:51] which apparently means ...
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Does “The True Furqan” meet the Quran's challenge?

In 1999, a Christian evangelist named Anis Shorosh wrote a book called "The True Furqan" and claimed that it beats the Quran's challenge that it is inimitable. Now some Arabs have actually agreed that ...
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Why does Moses seem to take Khizr slaying a boy lightly?

Khizr reluctantly allowed Moses to follow him, stating Moses wouldn't be able to bear with him. Along their path, from Quran 18:74-76: And so the two went on, till, when they met a young man, [the ...
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How can Muhammad be illiterate when the very first order he got was “read”?

This is related to this question, as well as to this one and this one, which all seem to lean towards "The prophet of Islam was illiterate", which I find troubling. Indeed, the very first ...
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Why didn't Allah send the complete book first?

I heard that the bible and tora used to be faith-books of Islam. The dilemma was that the human changed those books after their needs. After a time Allah wanted to send down the unchangeable and final ...