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Does Qur’an 4:6 forbid child marriage?

Definition(s) Child marriage: An Adult Man getting Married to a Prepubescent Girl. Question Does this saying of Allah: And test the orphans [in their abilities] until they reach marriageable age. [ ...
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Explain these Qur'anic contractions [closed]

As-salamu alaykum brothers & sisters, I'm a Muslim and I was debating with a friend and he brought these verses up and told me to explain all of them but I couldn't. So I ask you guys to explain ...
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Concept of the CRY in Quran and Islamic perspective

In the glorious Quran I have always wondered about the verses where cry and crying are mentioned. The tafsir of such verses did not shed light on the questions I had. My query is one but for the sake ...
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Lower Gaze for Men i need help

Assalamu alaykum (at first sorry for my bad english, im german) I wanted to ask something that has been on my mind for a very long time, I've tried to somehow everywhere to get to know what is in my ...
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Can a Muslim force Non-Muslims to convert islam?

I read that forceful conversations done in the islamic history on the time of prophet Muhammad and also read that fight against non-muslims even if they don’t want to fight with you and want peace. So ...
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Tafsir of Ibn kathir on Verse 36:37-40 and Verse 25:61-62 [duplicate]

As-Salam-u-Alaikum I am newly converted to Islam, to understand the Quran better I used the tafsir of ibn Kathir as a guide. In verses 25:61 tafsir say (and a moon giving light.) means, shining and ...
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Is verse 18:4 meant especially for Christians?

وَيُنذِرَ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا اتَّخَذَ اللَّهُ وَلَدًا and warn those who say, "God has taken a son" - Surah Al-Kahf verse number 4 I am wondering if this verse came for Christians who ...
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Who were the believers who came before us? (4:26)

In 4:26 it states that "Allah explains and guides you in the traditions of those believers who came before you, and to forgive you" Allah is the Knower, the Wise. could someone please ...
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What is Meaning of Nasi in Qu'ran 9:37?

So I was reading the Qu'ran and i came across this verse in Surah Tawbah "Indeed, the postponing [of restriction within sacred months] is an increase in disbelief by which those who have ...
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Why is 40 considered a prime age for this Ummah?

From Hadiths and other Islamic sources, I have gathered that Muhammed was given Prophethood at the age of 40. Also in Surah Ahqaf, Verse 15 (compare/see Sahih International translation) Allah says &...
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How to renconcile between 'testing on day of judgement' and Abdullah bin Abdul Mutallib being a dweller of hell?

As per hadith, abdullah and aminah will be dwellers of hell. As per surah mulk angels ask " did no warner come to you (hell entering people)" Testing on day of judgement of people between ...
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What was the Opinion of Ibn Abbas regarding the hearing of the Dead?

So I was reading Karim Abu Zaid's Book Refutation of Yasir Qadhi's Grave Worship Blunder. And I came across this "The basic principle is that the engraved does not hear the living. This is the ...
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Isnad for Reference in Al-Dur al-Manthur?

I was reading Al-Dur al-Manthur by Suyuti and I came across this وأخْرَجَ الحَكِيمُ التِّرْمِذِيُّ، وأبُو نُعَيْمٍ، والدَّيْلَمِيُّ، وابْنُ عَساكِرَ، عَنْ أبِي الدَّرْداءِ، «عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ في ...
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Where does Quran or authentic hadith say that women have to cover everything except face, hands and feet?

My question is from this short video lecture. He summarizes the concept of pardah/hijab/covering in 3 points. a. Surah Noor - Lower your gaze for both men and women, i.e. look at opposite sex with ...
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How do peaceful muslims explain forbidance of fighting in sacred months?

I was under the impression that Islam allowed only defensive jihad and used to argue with non muslims that initiation is not to be done by muslims. Courtesy to zakir naik explaination. A random non ...
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Does verse 48:9 tell us to glorify Muhammad ﷺ?

Somebody said something like "Verse 48:9 told Moslems to glorify Mohammed (PBUH) because according to the rules of arabic grammar it dictate that what follows after a name will refer to the last ...
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Meaning of this narration of al amash's Qiraat?

So I came across this "وقال عبد اللَّه: حدثني أبي قال: حدثنا غسان بن الربيع قال: حدثنا أبو إسرائيل، عن طلحة بن مصرف قال: كنا نختلف إلى يحيى بن وثاب نقرأ عليه، والأعمش ساكت ما يقرأ عليه، فلما توفي ...
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A question about Non Muslims

Non Muslims cannot preach their religion in a Muslim country but a Muslim should be allowed to do so in a non Muslim country. Also if the non Muslim country doesn’t allow Muslims to preach Islam there,...
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What is the explanation of 9:5?

I am having trouble understanding this following verse. Quran 9:5 But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie ...
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Why didn't the audience of the Prophet(Sm) ask about huruf muqatta'at?

The generally held view of traditional scholarship is that its meaning is not known to us. But why didn't the Arabs raise any objection when the verses were recited?
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According to Quran 4:23, are step-daughters not under the husband’s guardianship mahrams?

This part of Quran 4:23 says “your step daughters under your guardianship [born] of your wives unto whom you have gone in” Does this only apply to step daughters under the second husband’s ...
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Consummation of marriage

Are the kissing and touching of husband and wife to each other the consummation of marriage in Islam? Or is intercourse necessary?
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What's the difference between السَمَا and السماوات?

I saw that in the Holy Quran there are two forms for 'sky': Samawat السماوات and sama السَمَا. What's the difference between them?
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Question Regarding Report of Tafsir?

I was reading this Narration from Ibn Sa'd from Abu rajaa and I came across this "خرجنا هرابا فأتينا على فلاة من الأرض وكنا إذا أمسينا بمثلها قال شيخنا انا نعوذ بعزيز هذا الوادي من الجن الليلة ...
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Explanation of the Quranic verse 45 of Surah Al-Furqaan (25:45)

I tried to understand this verse but I couldn't: أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ كَيْفَ مَدَّ ٱلظِّلَّ وَلَوْ شَآءَ لَجَعَلَهُۥ سَاكِنًا ثُمَّ جَعَلْنَا ٱلشَّمْسَ عَلَيْهِ دَلِيلًا Have you not seen how ...
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Interpretation for Quran 69:46

Then We would have cut from him the aorta Quran 69:46 What is the interpretation for this verse?
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Can a woman after puberty be called "Saghira" (صغيرة)?

Greetings to the site members! I wanted to ask about the word "saghira" (صغيرة). Does this word have any other meaning than "child", "little", "girl"? What is ...
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Books within the Quran

Is the Holy Quran one book? Or Is the Holy Quran a collection of multiple distinct books (each with a name and signs)? In reference to 98:2-3 and multiple different verses which different books are ...
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A drowsy tribe for Quran 13:31?

I need clarity and context on the following which is said by Ibn Abbas (RA): “Ibn Abbas recited this verse as ‘أَفَلَمْ يتبين ٱلَّذِينَ’. He was told that it is ‘أَفَلَمْ يَا۟يْـَٔسِ ٱلَّذِينَ’ to ...
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Is the commentary by Ibn kathir about the abrogation of 2:256 real?

This is Ibn kathir tasfir. Allah says: "There is no compulsion in religion", meaning: do not force anyone to embrace Islam, because it is clear and its proofs and evidences are manifest. ...
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Variant Reading in Quran 62:9

Is this narration authentic: حدثنا ابن المثنى، قال: ثنا ابن عدّي، عن شعبة، عن سليمان، عن إبراهيم، قال: قال عبد الله: لو كان السعي لسعيت حتى يسقط ردائي، قال: ولكنها: «فامْضُوا إلى ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ» قال: ...
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Question regarding Jinns, angels, and water [duplicate]

Salam everyone. Holy Quran 21.30 says everything is made of water. Holy Quran 15:27 says Jinns were created from fire. Also, it is said that Angels are made of light and cannot eat or drink. I also ...
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Does Quran promote eunuchs by allowing them?

Verse 24:31 tells that women should guard their selves except from the following people: ... husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their ...
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Is the amount of sin a woman receives for backbiting less than a man's?

Verse 49:12 states this about backbiting: Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? Since it does not state his or her, does this mean the amount of sin a women receives for ...
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Which scholars of tafsir have added quotes from the Bible in theire qur'an exegesis?

When consulting tafsir books, so far I only found sheikh a-Taher ibn Ashur الطاهر بن عاشور sometimes quoting some Bible passages in his tafsir "At-Tahrir wa-Tanwir" تفسير التحرير والتنوير. ...
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What the source of the following statement in the commentary of quran 9:28?

This prohibition has been interpreted in different ways. Imam Abu Hanifah is of the view that it prohibits them only from the performance of Hajj and Umrah, and from the observance of the rites of ...
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Does Islam Teach That The Earth Was Created Before Sun, Stars, Moon, Heavens, etc?

Please note that I am dividing this question into two parts. One part consists of Hadith that allegedly say that the Earth was formed before sun, stars, and heavens. The part-2 contains references ...
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Authenticity Of A Narration That Says that Four Prophets Are Still Alive

Here is the narration that can be found in many tafseer books:- «أربعة من الأنبیاء أحیاء اثنان فی السماء: عیسى و إدریس، و اثنان فی الأرض الخضر و إلیاس- فأما الخضر فإنه فی البحر و أما صاحبه فإنه فی ...
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Authenticity Of Dialogue Between Prophet (Sallallahu'alayhiwassalam) And The Delegation Of Najran?

I found the dialogue recorded here:- https://al-maktaba.org/book/1382/15 This dialogue has also been recorded in many Tafsir books like Tafsir Nishapuri, Durr Al-Manthur, Tafsir Tabari, and Imam Razi'...
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Can anyone explain Quran 21:30?

In Holy Quran 21:30 it says that the universe and the earth were once joined together and were then separated apart. But the universe is older than the earth.
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A reference of a narration where Ibn Abbas takes off an amulet while reciting Qu'ran 2:165

I recently came across this where it said [Ibn Abi Hatim reported about Hudhaifah (May Allaah be pleased with him): He saw a man with a piece of twine on his hand (as a protection or cure from fever) ...
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Did Mushrikeen in Makkah intend to worship the Shaytaan?

in the Qu'ran 4:117 it says "They invoke in His stead only females; they pray to none else than Satan, a rebel" I saw someone quote this "حدثنا أبي، ثنا محمود بن غيلان، أنبأ الفضل بن ...
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Citation of Imam suyuti in Qu'ran 39:3?

I was reading Imam Suyuti's Tafsir in surah 39:3 and I came across this narration of Ibn Abbas "وأخْرَجَ جُوَيْبِرٌ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبّاسٍ في قَوْلِهِ: ﴿والَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا مِن دُونِهِ أوْلِياءَ﴾ ...
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understanding the verse of Surat An-Nur 24:35

اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ ۖ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ ۖ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِن شَجَرَةٍ مُّبَارَكَةٍ ...
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Is there any more verse in The Holy Quran, Which are refer/indicate to The Grave Punishment?

Opinion I believe that Grave Punishment Exist Some people are looking for that, is there any verse in Quran about of the grave punishment? Some people are disagree about of the grave punishment, also ...
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The Citation of Imam Suyuti in Qu'ran 17:56?

I was reading Suyuti's Tafsir and i came across this وأخْرَجَ اِبْنُ أبِي شَيْبَةَ، وابْنُ جَرِيرٍ، وابْنُ المُنْذِرِ، وابْنُ أبِي حاتِمٍ، وابْنُ مَرْدُويَهْ، عَنِ اِبْنِ عَبّاسٍ في قَوْلِهِ: ﴿فَلا ...
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How must we understand verses 74:42-47?

In Sura Al-Muddaththir (74) there is a conversation between people of Jannah and people of Jahannam. The people of Jannah will ask the people of Jahannam about the reason for their being in Jahannam. ...
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What is the context of With hardship comes ease?

I'm curious about the verse. It's obvious that hardship refers to life here on earth but what about the ease part? Does it refer to a believer's life on earth in the later years or when resurrected in ...
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How to reconcile that there are seven earths with the verses that Allah "created the heavens and the earth"?

Surely your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days, then established Himself on the Throne, conducting every affair. None can intercede except by His permission. That is Allah—...
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Quran 62:6, "If Jews think themselves as allies of Allah's friends and his chosen people, then why don't they wish for death"?

From Yusuf Ali's translation at transliteration.org, Qul Yā 'Ayyuhā Al-Ladhīna Hādū 'In Za'amtum 'Annakum 'Awliyā 'U Lillāh Min Dūni An-Nāsi Fatamannawā Al-Mawta 'In Kuntum Şādiqīna (Al-Jum`ah: 6). ...

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