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A division of the Quran; loosely translated as "chapter".

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Was the man who was resurrected after 100 years Uzair (Probably Ezra)?

In Surah Bakarah:259 "Or ˹are you not aware of˺ the one who passed by a city which was in ruins. He wondered, “How could Allah bring this back to life after its destruction?” So Allah caused him ...
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Reading Surahs at a graveyard

Salam, I was wondering is there any specific surahs to read besides a family members grave, and is there any I should avoid reading? Jazakallah Khair.
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Does reciting Surah Mulk for someone protect them from the torment of the grave? What about non-Muslims?

Salam, I was wondering basically Surah Mulk saves you from the torment of the grave if read before passing away. If you read and blow on a non-Muslim would that count as reading it and will the effect ...
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Can we read Quran pak from our phone when on menses? [duplicate]

I have read that we are NOT allowed to read the Quran when on menses but I have a question. I know that surah Mulk protects you from the punishment of the grave if u recite it every night and I do ...
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Help Regarding Quran 16:26

Asalamu Alaykum, I have recently come across verse 16:26 in the Quran and I would like to understand the wisdom behind it. “Those before them had already plotted, but Allah came at their building from ...
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What if you get distracted by something and started talking to someone while reading quran?

I was reading (Surah Al Yaseen) in my phone(mus-haf). All of a sudden, a rodent at a distance passed by me. I got distacted and looked at it for a moment until it escaped. After that, I conversed with ...
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Ending an aya (or pausing) on the letter haa

In sura 99 (az zalzalah) many of the ayats end on the letter haa, however upon listening to a few recitations, all recitors pronounce the haa, eg first aya: زِلۡزَالَهَا "...zilzalaha" ...
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Pronounciation of first aya of Surah Humaza

As salamu alaykum. The first aya of surah 104 ends with a "taa" (if I'm not mistaken) however upon listening to recitations, reciters end the aya with a "ha" sound, saying "......
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Regarding interpretation of Surah Tin (non-mention of other trees such as oak and cedar) [closed]

By the fig and the olive. And [by] Mount Sinai. And [by] this secure city [Makkah]. Fig corresponds to Mt Sinai. Olive is considered Makkah. However, there are other sacred trees mentioned in Torat, ...
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The verse about the disobedience of the iblees

Ok. I know Al Baqarah 2:34 but there is something that feels wrong. Allah ordered angels to prostrate after Hz Adam but The Iblees isn't a angel? I have learned there is an rule in Arabic called ...
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Word Count per Surah

I understand that the Quran's suwar are organized, by general but not precise principle, from longest to shortest. Since the ayat are different sizes across suwar, the number of ayat within any ...
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I am looking for a specific recitation of the Qur'an (Surah Hamd) with Arabic accent, without singing [duplicate]

I am looking for a specific recitation of the Qur'an (especially Surah Ekhlas or Hamd and Tohid) with Arabic accent, without singing (and that tune just unlike Abdul Basit's recitation which you know ...
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How were the Surahs of the Qur'an named?

I know maybe it's not a unfamiliar question in the Internet. I listened Islamic scholars such as Dr. Zakir - The idea that I've is that the names were created by humans to make more easy process's in ...
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Regarding the hadith below, and the ayah [23:5-7]

this hadith states: “Whatever Allah has permitted in His Book is halal, whatever He has forbidden is haram, and whatever He was silent about is pardoned, so accept the pardon of Allah, for Allah ...
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Does Allah swt refer to himself as "We" in Surah al Kahf?

SA, I'm a recent revert and was listening to Surah al Kahf on youtube for the first time in a long long time and noticed that the narration uses "We." Is the narration in Surah al Kahf from Allah swt ...
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Which surahs have been explicitly highlighted as recommended to memorize to obtain knowledge about Allah's rulings?

Certainly memorizing the Qur'an is a good deed and highly recommended. I remember having read some statements of the sahaba (in the book hayat as-Sahaba: the life of the companions) saying that one ...
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Why does surah nr. 40 have two different names?

I've read different names of surah nr. 40 in two qurans. The one was surah ghafir (the forgiver) and the other one was surah mu'min (the believer). So my further questions are: Who gave the names of ...
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Sahabi who got sick after reading a surah

There was a sahabi who got very ill after he read a Surah I want to know the name of the Sahabi the name of the Surah too I don’t intent to do anything wrong it’s just a quiz I was asked I wonder what ...
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What is the difference between FOUAD and QALB?

What is the difference between fouad and qalb? Both these words are used for heart in Quran (Surah Qasas: Ayat 10), but what I want to know is that why two different words are used for same thing? ...
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Which surah(s) include in each verse one of Allah's beautiful names?

It is well known that in surat al-Mujadilah (58) in each verse the name of Allah الله is quoted. I think that similarly it is possible that many surah's of the Quran may include in each verse the ...
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Can Surahs be read half in prayer and the other half through the Quran

My mother intends to recite Surah Bakharah on an everyday basis. So her question is, with the same intention of reciting it everyday (with also the intention of receiving barakah), can she recite half ...
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Why rename a surah of 'Abu Lahab '

A Few days ago I have known surah Abu lahab rename as Al-Masad. I don't know why do change the surah name. If any one know that, explain me please.
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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 when ...
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What exactly does "Bayyinah" mean in the Quran?

According to Quran translations, it means "The clear evidence" or "The clear proof". But I'm still confused. Does Bayyinah mean a proof that is so clear that it cannot be refuted? Or does it refer to ...
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Why does Surah Taubah start without Bismillah?

Assalamualaikm Brothers/Sisters, My question is that since all the Surahs of Quran start with bismillah, why doesn't Surah Taubah start with it? An answer with reference to an authentic Hadith or so ...
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Does the Quoran at any point say whether a Muslim should be able to kill for their religion or that they mustn`t?

So is there an explicit statement for anything like this? What is the general view on murder? Thank you in advance.
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Why did Muhammad (s.a.w.) wear a cloak in surah 74 (al-Muddaththir)? Out of fear of his first encounter with the Angel Jibreel?

In surah 74, we read that the Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w.) asked his wife Khadija to cover him in a cloak repeatedly after he heard the words of the Angel Jibreel telling him to "Recite!" Did he ask to ...
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What does reading surahs during salah in a reverse way mean?

I have heard reading surahs in reverse order but what does this actually mean? Reading the actual surah backwards, or reading a surah and the ones before it in that order? I've already tried finding ...
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What to do if I forget how to recite an ayah during prayer?

What should I do when I am reciting a surah after surah Fatiha (Suppose surah Zilzal) and near the middle I unfortunately forget the right ayaht? If I can't remember the ayaht within a short time ...
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Is there a way to reconcile the traditional chronology of early surahs with the biographies of Muhammad?

All the lists I have found concerning the traditional order of revelation say the first surah was Alaq (96), and the second, after the long silence, was Qalam (68). But the biographies and tafsirs I ...
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What is the entire meaning of Surah Hajj, verse 77?

Assalamu alaikum, I just read about various benefits of prostration, and just came through this verse: O you who believe! Bow down, prostrate yourselves, and adore your Lord; and do good, that you ...
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How to find related Hadiths for any Sura or Quran verse?

As Hadiths elaborates and describes the meanings of Quran's suras/verses, to understand any particular sura/verse, how can someone directly find the related Hadiths? Thanks in advance :)
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Should we not recite the same surahs in salah after surah Fatiha?

Is it true that one should not recite the same surahs in salah after surah Fatiha in each Rakat? Also that the Surah in present Rakat should be greater then the next Rakat surat? What I do is that ...
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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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Question about Doa Yunus

Is doa Yunus taken from Surah Yunus? And what is the fazilat and uses of Doa Yunus? Because I read in some places about reading it 40 times or more at dark night in a sizdah, and its beneficial, ...
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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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Did Allah choose the names of Surahs? (Or Prophet Muhammad(s) chose their names?) [duplicate]

As you are aware, each Surah has its specific name. For instance Surahs: Al-Fatiha, Al-Baqara, Al-Imran, An-Nisa and so on. I was wondering if Allah named these Surahs with current names? Or the ...
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Who did name Surah al-Isra as Bani-Israel? (As the other name of Al-Isra)?

The seventeenth Surah of the Holy Qur’an is famous as two names. Actually, one of its names is Al-Isra and the other name is well-known as Bani-Israel. I've got 2 queries: Which one is the main name ...
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Is Taha (طه) a name of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh)?

Is it true that the first aya (verse) of 20th surah (Taha sura) is a name or perhaps a cognomen of our prophet?
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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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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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