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If in reality, I want to eat whatever I want without thanks, am I one of them?

I read a verse that says: so that they may eat from its fruit, which they had no hand in making. Will they not then give thanks? If in reality, I want to eat whatever I want without thanks, am I one ...
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Why is Islam open to different interpretations?

I was asked this question by an atheist: Why is Islam open to so many different (often contrary) interpretations? For example, there are Sunnis and Shias, Sufis and Salafis, different legal schools, ...
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How could disbeliever see the creation of the heavens and earth?

Do the disbelievers not realize that the heavens and earth were ˹once˺ one mass then We split them apart? And We created from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? — Quran 21:30 ...
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What incident of theft are the brothers of Joseph referring to in 12:77?

In the story of Joseph (12:77), when the cup is found in Benjamin's bag, the other sons of Jacob say this about him: "If he steals - a brother of his has stolen before." Who are they ...
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Where should I start seeking/gaining Islamic knowledge academically? [closed]

Kindly suggest any books, websites, articles, other authentic sources, etc. I would assume that I have to begin by going deeper into the Qur’an, for obvious reasons. Where should I begin with that? ...
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Divergence (unevenness) in provisions of favours of Allah (health, wealth, phisical abilities, prosperity) among humans. [6:165; 43:32; 16:71]

I came accross sura 6:165, where Allah (SWT) says following: "And it is He who has made you successors upon the earth and has raised some of you above others in degrees [of rank] that He may try ...
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Why apparently quran 2:29, 41:9-11, and 79:27-30 are in contradiction?

Say (O Muhammad ): “Do you verily disbelieve in Him Who created the earth in two Days and you set up rivals (in worship) with Him? That is the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). ...
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What is the most correct Sunni tafseer of saying "enter houses from their doors", in verse 2:189?

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidina wa Azimina, Wa Habibi Qulubina wa Shafii Nufusina, Abul Qasim Muhammad. Wa 'ala Ahli Bayti tayyibina ...
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Regarding the word 'Unzurna'

السلام عليكم In surah An-Nisa, ayat 46 it says: مِّنَ ٱلَّذِينَ هَادُوا۟ يُحَرِّفُونَ ٱلْكَلِمَ عَن مَّوَاضِعِهِۦ وَيَقُولُونَ سَمِعْنَا وَعَصَيْنَا وَٱسْمَعْ غَيْرَ مُسْمَعٍۢ وَرَٰعِنَا لَيًّۢا ...
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What exotic animals can you eat and how are you ordained to kill them in the wild for example?

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ Forgive my lack of foundation regarding this matter. So I know that the animals that are part of the an-na'am are camels, cows, goats and sheep ...
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Question regarding inheritance

I just finished reading surah An-Nisaa' and I was wondering how the rules of inheritance found in ayat 11, 12 and 176 are applied regarding no parents, no siblings but 3 sons and 3 daughters and the ...
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Does the Original book "Tarjuman al-Quran fi't-Tafsir Musnad" of Imam As-Suyuti still exist?

There is a 'shortened' version of his Tarjuman al-Quran fi't-Tafsir Musnad which do not contain the chain of narrators of all the Ahadith that exist in this book. But, the original, full version of ...
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Huge doubt about Quran 67:5

Salam alaykum, i have a major doubt right now. It's verse 5 in Surah Mulk: And indeed, We adorned the lowest heaven with lamps, and made them for stoning devils, for whom We have also prepared the ...
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What is the reasoning to conclude 9:5 as a universal command to wage war against the Polytheists? [duplicate]

Some of the Muslim Jurists and Scholars have derived the verdict that 9:5 is a command to wage war that is general to polytheists collectively and not specific to those polytheists who break the ...
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Why didn't Pharaoh Killed Musa As?

And the eminent among the people of Pharaoh said, "Will you leave Moses and his people to cause corruption in the land and abandon you and your gods?" [Pharaoh] said, "We will kill ...
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Hadith by Ibn Abbas in a tafsir of Ibn Kathir

I came accross this hadith that is attributed to Ibn Abbas in a tafsir by Ibn Kathir. [Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Ibn `Abbas said, "The sun is like flowing water, running in its course in the ...
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How can the Qur'an be eternal?

According to the Ahl-Al Sunnah Wa Jam'ah, the Qur'an is the uncreated, eternal speech of Allah. Abu’l-Qaasim al-Laalkaa’i in his book Sharh Usool I‘tiqaad Ahl as-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa‘ah. He said (2/224):...
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When were the mountains erected/created in the Qur'an?

Good day everyone! How to harmonize the time of the erection of the mountains in different verses? Before building the sky, this happened or after: Before building the sky: Surah Fussilat (Explained)...
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surah 67 verse 4 - how does sight 'return' to you?

Sight does not travel away from a human and then come back, so how can it return? What happens is that light hits you eye, it does not travel away from you and then come back to your eye. Tafsirs seem ...
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Why is Nimrod mentioned in the story of Ibrahim (as), while he is not mentioned in Quran at all?

When I was learning about the story of Ibrahim (as), how he dealt with the king Nimrod, it was an interesting story. But in the Quran, the name Nimrod is not mentioned at all. If Allah (ﷺ) didn't ...
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How to reconciliate fear of some people mentioned in th Quran with its claim?

In many places Quran talks about fear of men: When Moses went out of that city When Abrahim met his angle guests When Muhammad asked his cave companion to not be frightened (which means he was ...
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Does 32:4 negate intercession in the afterlife?

It is Allah who created the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them in six days; then He established Himself above the Throne. You have not besides Him any protector or any intercessor; so ...
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What does this verse mean

Say "I am not something original among the messengers, nor do I know what will be done with me or with you. I only follow what is revealed to me, and I am not but a clear warner. 46:9 What is ...
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Will there be any intercesion on the day of judgement? How to explain 2:254 which negates intercession?

O you who have believed, spend from that which We have provided for you before there comes a Day in which there is no exchange and no friendship and no intercession. And the disbelievers - they are ...
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Etiquettes of reading tafsir?

How should I behave, when reading tafsir as a layman? I really wanted to know that. Sometimes, if I look up an explanation of a verse I see different opinions of different scholars. Am I allowed to ...
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What is the tafseer of Hadith H 10, Ch. 1, h 10 in Kitab al-Kafi?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Ashraful Anbiya Sayyidina Muhammad wa 'ala 'Alihi Muhammad. The Hadith H 10, Ch. 1, h 10 in Kitab al-Kafi: Muhammad ibn Yahya has ...
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Spouses of Paradise

Al Rahman 55:46-78 (Itani) But for him who feared the standing of his Lord are two gardens. So which of your Lord’s marvels will you deny? Full of varieties. So which of your Lord’s marvels will you ...
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Who are the people of Tubba in the Qur'an?

Assalamoalikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. The Qur'an mentions a people called "Tubba" in Surah Qaaf but I looked through the Qur'an but was not able to find their story, like the people of ...
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Should Quranic commands be interpreted solely on the text or in the context of revelation?

sorry if its a bit of a vague question I feel the title is enough but Just as an example Allah said: Fight those who (do) not believe in Allah and not in the Day the Last, and not they make unlawful ...
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Can’t Polytheists abuse 9:6 by repeatedly seeking protection?

Allah said: And if anyone of the polytheists seek your protection then grant him protection until he hears (the) Words of Allah. Then escort him (to) his place of safety. That (is) because they (are) ...
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Does 47.35 contradict 8.61 regarding making peace treaties?

said Allah: So (do) not weaken and call for peace while you (are) superior (47.35) And Said Allah: And if they incline to peace, then you (also) incline to it(8.61) And of course there can never ...
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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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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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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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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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