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

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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 ...
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Does Allah know the future? [duplicate]

According to the Quran, Allah is all-knowing. But does it mean that He knows all the future as well? Does it mean than when He created everything He did so while already knowing everything that would ...
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Do the exact words محمد رسول الله (Muhammad is the messenger of God) appear in the Qur'an?

Though the two phrases of the shahada are both present in the Quran, they are not found there side by side as in the shahada formula. -- Shahada, Wikipedia I would like to identify precisely which ...
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As a non-Arabic-speaking Muslim, is it important to own a physical copy of the Qur'an?

Arising in the comments to the question As a Muslim, is it appropriate to buy a friend a Bible? was the fact that I don't own a Qur'an. (Maybe I should be embarrassed about this.) The contents of ...
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Was there a Shadow of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him?

The topic has divided many but none to my knowledge to read and verify it. The topic of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), that he is eternal, that he wasn't a human or bashar (بشر) as he didn't have a shadow ...
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We made every living thing from water. Are Jinns “living” things?

The Qur'an says: And that We have made every living thing out of water [21:30] Aren't jinn living things? What are they made of? Isn't it a contradiction with the the following verse? and the ...
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The Purpose of gaining knowledge

Now, SubhanAllah I love gaining Islamic education but I am just worried that whether the purpose of it is wrong in the sight of Allah, may he be glorified and exalted, or not. I basically gain ...
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Is it possible to compile the Quran chronologically, are there books about this?

As far as I can tell we have not for all of the Verses of the Quran neither a Hadith telling us when they exactly were revealed nor a Hadith telling us the reason behind the revelation. Even if we ...
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Does Quran restrict marriage of a Muslim adulterer to only Muslim adulterer or a non Muslim?

Quran 24:3 The fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers. ...
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Why these Surahs are used to perform Ruqyah - Surat al-Kaafirun, Surat al-Ikhlas, Surat al-A’araf, Surat Yoonus, Surat Ta-Ha

I was searching for Ways of Treating Magic. I found an answer in islamqa It said we should read "Surat al-Fatihah, Ayat al-Kursiy, Surat al-A’araf verse 106-122, Surat Yoonus verse 79-82, Surat ...
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Surah Rahman - Does meaning of وَضَعَ changes in the two ayahs?

In Surah Rahman Verse 7, Allah says وَالسَّمَاءَ رَفَعَهَا وَوَضَعَ الْمِيزَانَ And the heaven He raised and imposed the balance But in the Verse 10, Allah says وَالْأَرْضَ ...
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Why Allah is self introducing in Quran by using the word “we” instead of using “I”? [duplicate]

Why Allah is introducing him self by using the word we instead of using I? Here I'm adding two Ayaths from surath yaseen Verily! We have put on their necks iron collars reaching to chins, so that ...
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Examples of Quran verses that differ from normal recitation?

In the above highlighted verse which is from surah Hud [Ayat:41] مجرها is not recited normally. Are there any more such verses in Quran? For e.g. 1) I have included the image from the Quran which I ...
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What does “if Allah had a son” mean? Does it indicate that Allah can have a son?

Say: "If (Allah) Most Gracious had a son, I would be the first to worship." Quran as-Zukhruf, verse 83 Question: What does "if Allah had a son" mean? It seems its possible to interpret this and ...
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Why do some translations of Qur'an 79:30 talk about the Earth being egg-shaped?

A few translations of Qur'an 79:30 say that the Earth is egg-shaped. For example: And after that He has spread out the earth in the egg-shape (for habitability). -- translation by Ali Ünal ...
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What are the Keys of the Unseen?

Allah says about Himself in Surah Al-An'aam: وَعِندَهُ مَفَاتِحُ الْغَيْبِ لَا يَعْلَمُهَا إِلَّا هُوَ And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him Al-An'aam:59 ...
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Are muslims misinterpreting Surah Al-Imran? [closed]

First of all, I apologize for the length of this question. But I think this is a very important subject to think about. Majority of Muslims believe that Imran in the Quran is father of Mary. But I ...
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What qualities do the Surahs have that humans are not able to duplicate?

And if you are in doubt about what We have revealed to Our servant, then produce a chapter like these, and call your witnesses apart from God, if you are truthful. — Verse 2:23. However, humans ...
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What is the precise meaning of “Surah”?

According to my research, the word "Surah" has some meanings, such as: Enclosure, Altitude, the wall which is around the city. (www.islamquest.net) But I was wondering what its precise meaning is? ...
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List of Oldest Tafseer-e Quran available on Internet

I am looking for a list of Oldest [at least 500 years older] Tafseer-al Qur'an for some reason available online[in English] which meet the following criteria. The authenticity is beyond question ...
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What are the benefits of memorizing the Quran?

Lately I have been memorizing the Quran. Alhamdulillah, there is a big joy in doing so, but I know that there must be some sort of reward or benefits to those who memorises it. Brothers and sisters, ...
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Why Qur'an is not clear sometimes and has many interpretations?

My assumption is that Quran is the final statement from God and it contains everything we need in order to be on the right path. But I see different interpretations of Quran verses and thus sometimes ...
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National Anthem in Islamic Schools

Can you please provide us with some guidelines regarding the national anthem being sung by our school during its various functions? Is it permissible, standing up for it, placing hands on chest etc..?...
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Is there any mention about the soul leaving the body in the Qur'an or Sunnah?

It is known that there is a phenomenon known as Astral Projection, or OBE (Out of Body Experience); many people have been reported to have experienced this. So my question is: is there any mention in ...
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Are you supposed to perform wudu to read the Quran online or Quran digital? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I read Qur’an from a monitor when I don’t have wudu? I'm always on the computer because my job. I want to ask Are you supposed to perform wudu to read the Quran online or ...
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Why are Quran translations written in old-fashioned English with difficult vocabulary?

The Qur'an itself has a very simple vocabulary and grammar and is very easy to read. However, translations often use very formal, old-fashioned English with a lot of words that are seldom used in ...
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Does the Quran endorse the Bible?

I am a bit puzzled. I read in this site that the Bible is corrupted, and should not be accepted by Muslims (e.g. here, here, and here). However, whilst reading this website, I came across this text, ...
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Is it mentioned anywhere in the Quran that Shaithan came with Adam to Earth from Paradise?

I just want to know if any verse in the Quran mentions that Shaithan came with Adam to Earth from Paradise.
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Did those punished in Qur'an 7:5 literally say “إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ” in Arabic?

Regarding the verse فَمَا كَانَ دَعْوَاهُمْ إِذْ جَاءَهُم بَأْسُنَا إِلَّا أَن قَالُوا إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ And their declaration when Our punishment came to them was only that they said, "...
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What is Ibn Tamiyyah's evidence for the claim that Hell will be empty eventually?

The Qur'an clearly states that Hell is eternal. Of course I do not think Ibn Tamiyyah is correct, but I am asking because it is unusual for someone who so repeatedly talked of and condemned bid'ah, ...
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Who are the three messengers sent to the city in Surat Yasin?

In Surat Yasin 36:13-14: وَاضْرِبْ لَهُم مَّثَلًا أَصْحَابَ الْقَرْيَةِ إِذْ جَاءَهَا الْمُرْسَلُونَ إِذْ أَرْسَلْنَا إِلَيْهِمُ اثْنَيْنِ فَكَذَّبُوهُمَا فَعَزَّزْنَا بِثَالِثٍ فَقَالُوا إِنَّا ...
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The laws of retribution in Islam

The following ayah says you could kill whoever killed you type of thing. But I am confused since if a man killed your wife you can kill the man, right? But then what does it mean by a female for ...
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Did Uthman read the whole Quran in one rakah?

Today I heard someone saying that Uthman ibn Affan read the whole Quran in one rakah and this verse from Surah Az-Zumar was about him: Quran 39:9 أَمَّنْ هُوَ قَانِتٌ آنَاءَ اللَّيْلِ ...
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Isn't it shirk to seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah?

A‘oothu bi kalimaatil-laahit-taammaati min sharri maa khalaq. “I seek protection in the perfect words of Allah from every evil that He has created.” Isn't seeking refuge in the perfect words of Allah ...
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Why is Islam linked to terrorism and violence by global media? [closed]

Islam claims itself as the ideology of peace. (“ …whosoever killeth a human…, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of ...
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How is Jesus viewed within Islam?

What is the status of Jesus within the Qur'an?
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Coping with translating the Qur'an into Chinese and Chinese characters (hanzi) which are caricatures of animals?

Some Chinese characters (汉字, hànzǐ) are derived from caricatures of animals. The most famous one is for horse (马, mă); see below. Others include man (人, rén) and bird (鸟, niǎo). (Others derived in ...
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Are al-Tabari's Commentary (10th century) & Ibn Kathir's Commentary (14th century) on the Qur'an available online?

do you know if either al-Tabari’s 10th century commentary on the Qur’an and the abridged version of the (14th c.) commentary by Ibn Kathir are available online anywhere? Could you direct me to the ...
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Will a muslim be punished if he feeds a dog?

Assalam o Alaikum, I am an ardent animal lover. I have a few stray dogs outside my house whom i feed everyday, and they stay outside my premises. my neighbours have started stoning the poor creatures ...
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Does “be moderate in your pace” (Quran 31:19) forbid Muslims from walking fast?

Citing the Quran 31:17-18: O my son! Establish Salah, enjoin good and forbid the evil. Endure with patience whatever befalls you, surely this shows your determination in conducting the affairs.[17] ...
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Are the slave and the slave owner equal? (Quran 16:75)

From the Holy Quran 16:75: Allah sets forth a parable: There is one who is a slave and is owned by another and has no power over anything; and there is one whom We have granted good provision ...
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Why is Surah Fatiha in the first person?

I want to understand that why did Allah, may he be glorified and exalted, reveal Surah Fatiha in the first person. I had this doubt since some time but it developed more today when I read this as a so ...
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Re-continuing reading the Qu'ran: should I continue or restart?

I was reading Qur'an at a time then I stopped. Now after some months, I want to start reading again but I want to start from the beginning. Can I start from the beginning again or should I continue ...
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From the Islamic perspective, how can a Christian pray to Allah?

According to Dr. Zakir Naik, if you are a True Christian, then you can still go to Jannah. And to be a true Christian, you have to meet some conditions: You have to believe in one God (no trinity) ...
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Is Adam (a.s.) considered a rasul?

I know that in the Quran that the five messengers: Nuh (A.S.), Ibrahim (A.S.), Musa (A.S.), Isa (A.S.), and Muhammad (S.A.W.) are considered the Ulul'azm Anbiya but I was just wondering if Adam (A.S.) ...
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Can we formulate our own Tafseer from our understanding of Qur'an?

Narrated Jundab bin 'Abdullah: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Whoever says (something) about the Qur'an according to his own opinion and he is correct, yet he has committed a mistake." And ...
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Is it allowed for someone to say “I am Muhammad”?

On an online forum there is someone that keeps saying "I am Muhammad" as if he where impersonating the Prophet himself. Is this ok? If so/not is there somewhere in the Qur'an that mentions it?
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In surah Ar-Rum 30:23, what does “signs for people who listen” mean?

For 30:1-22, I can understand a little but when it gets to 23 something is really captivating. I don't understand "why signs for people who listen?" What with it with sleeping at night and day with ...
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Question about the six days where the earth was created? [duplicate]

There is a question that is bothering me for some time.... I know that Allah tell the thing to be and it happen. So he can create anything instantaneously. What is the best explanation why Allah say ...
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Are there any reported miracles performed by the Prophet (in the Hadith)?

There are miracles reported in the Qu'ran; but from the lists I've seen these are acts of Allah or prophets other than Muhammed (pbuh). Q. Is it safe to assume that there are no reports in the Qu'ran ...