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Did the Quran mention the splitting of the moon as a miracle?

In sura Al-Qamar 54:1-2, it is evident that the Quran says: The Hour has come near, and the moon has split [in two]. And if they see a miracle, they turn away and say, "Passing magic." Did this ...
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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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Why did Al-Khidr kill a boy?

First of all, I am new to reading the Quran, so forgive me for any misunderstanding that I may cause. In Surat Al-Kahf aya 74, the journey between Al-Khidr and Moses, Al-Khidr kills an innocent boy ...
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What is the cause behind the revelation of verse in regards to Uzair (9:30)?

Allah Said: Quran 9:30 وَقَالَتِ الْيَهُودُ عُزَيْرٌ ابْنُ اللَّهِ and the Jews said, "Uzair/Ezra is the son of Allah " I am wondering, what was the cause of this verse to come down?
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Looking for some clarification for ayah 2:45 and 2:56

وَإِذْ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ لِقَوْمِهِ يَا قَوْمِ إِنَّكُمْ ظَلَمْتُمْ أَنفُسَكُم بِاتِّخَاذِكُمُ الْعِجْلَ فَتُوبُوا إِلَىٰ بَارِئِكُمْ فَاقْتُلُوا أَنفُسَكُمْ ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ عِندَ بَارِئِكُمْ ...
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Why was prophet Lot (pbh) told not to look back?

"Then travel in a part of the night with your family, and you go behind them in the rear, and let no one among you look back, but go on to where you are ordered." (Qur'an 15:65) Why was Lot (PBUH) ...
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Was the Noah flood global or local?

Many criticize Bible because it talks about Global floods at the time of Noah. They think it is a big mistake. Muslims believe that Noah's floods were local. They think Quran corrected that stories ...
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What is the explanation of the event mentioned in Surat al-Baqarah verse 67-71?

I think that sometime, somewhere I heard that Muslims should avoid asking so many details about faith and going deep in analyzing haram and halal. Arguments for this is mentioned in Surat al-Baqarah ...
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Why these mostly identical verses in surat an-Nisa' have a different ending?

I found examples of verses of the Qur'an which have an identic beginning, but end with different ending: The first examples are in surat an-Nisa': Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with ...
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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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What is the basis for giving meat of qurbani as a gift to relatives and friends?

I've often heard that we should divide the meat of qurbani into three parts. one should be eaten yourself and family one should be given to the poor and one should be gifted to relatives and friends ...
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