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How do we reconcile the apostasy ruling with Al-Baqarah 2:256?

There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most ...
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Allowed to marry ' people of the book ' especially Christians or not?

I have heard drastically different opinions on this issue. So it is clear from Quran 2:221 and 60:10 that a muslim should not marry a mushrik (polytheist) nor a disbeliever. Now.... They have ...
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What does "obey" mean in "righteous women are devoutly obedient" in Qur'an 4:34?

Can someone please define the word "obey" in the context of this verse. http://quran.com/4/34 Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend ...
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Do modern-day Jews, Sabians and Christians have "nothing to fear or to regret" (Qur'an 5:69)?

Below are two translations of Qur'an 5:69 from IslamAwakened: Indeed, those who have believed [in Prophet Muhammad] and those [before Him] who were Jews or Sabeans or Christians - those [among them] ...
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What does "right hand possess" mean?

In Qur'an translations, we see that the phrase right hands possess is used in many ayahs. What exactly does that phrase refer to?
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What is the proof to pray Dzuhur/Asr silently? ALLAH in Al-Quran says 17/110

As-Salaumu Alaykum! Please provide proof from Al-Qur'an and/or reliable hadith to support the instruction to make Dzuhr and Asr prayers silently (without loud recitation of Al-Qur'an). We pray - ...
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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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Why was Quran revealed in Arabic language?

Due to the fact that Allah is All-wise, there must've been a reason for sending down Quran in Arabic. So what is it? What would have happened if Allah had used another language? I'm asking this ...
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How can God create without determining the outcome?

If God is the first cause and God really created everything, how can our actions not be caused by him? But on the other hand, if our actions must have been determined by Him, then how is this ...
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What is difference of "Jews" and "Bani Israeel" in Quran?

Some verses of Quran use the word یهود (Jews), while other use بنی اسرائیل (Children of Israeel). Apparently they seem to be pointing to the same group of people. But God does not do say anything ...
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Is alcohol haram or not recommended?

I understand that the common concept is that alcohol is is acceptable in islam, however I am struggling to see how we consider it 'haram' considering the phrases used in the quran. ... Indeed, ...
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How can life be a Test if Allah is all-knowing?

How do we reconcile Quran [16:2] "Life is a test": [He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving - Quran [16:2] ...
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Purpose of verses in the Quran which humans do not understand?

Allah tells us in the Quran "And we have made the Quran easy for you to understand/learn" However there is another verse (3:7) Allah tells us that no one knows the true meaning of the verse except ...
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What are the complete writings of Islam? Qur'an, Hadith, Ahadith, Sunnah, Tafsir, etc? How do they relate to each other? Chart? Map?

This question obviously divulges my lack of knowledge in Islamic texts, but I hope that you wouldn't mind instructing me with general basic info so I can began to learn more about Islam and grow in ...
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What is Islam's perception of chastity?

The Holy Quran clearly emphasizes that both men and women must guard their chastity. "For muslim men and women, for believing men and women. for men and women who are patient and constant. for men ...
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Surat Al `Imran 3/55 about the death of Jesus(puh)

Here is Surat Al `Imran 3/55: [Mention] when Allah said, "O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in ...
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Did prophet 'Isa go to the cross?

As Salam Aleikhum my brotherers in Islam, the quran says with proof and truth that 'Isa was sent to the cross for crucifiction not crucified witch is true it was made to appear that the jews killed ...
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What happend to the second garden of the disbeliever?

In Surat al-Kahf we find the story with the example of the two men quoted in the verses 32 to 44. While at first in the verses (18:32-33) the speech is about two gardens, later on only a single garden ...
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What exactly is the challenge of the Quran?

“If you are in doubt of what We have revealed to Our Messenger, then produce one chapter like it, call upon all your helpers, besides Allah, if you are truthful. [Quran 2:23] “Or do they say: ...
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Is it possible to interpret Surat An-Nisā':157 as allowing that Jesus was crucified?

In Islam, the common understanding is that Christ Jesus was never killed nor was he crucified; this understanding is quite reasonable given that God says وَقَوْلِهِمْ إِنَّا قَتَلْنَا الْمَسِيحَ ...
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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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Does All-Mighty Allah has a particular shape? (Sahih al-Bukhari Page 1021, No.7437, A-Soltaniah Edition)

The following Hadith is narrated in the book of Towhid of Sahih al-Bukhari:(Page 1021, No.7437, A-Soltaniah Edition) حدثنا عبدالعزیز ابن عبدالله: حدثنا ابراهیم بن سعد عن ابن شهاب عن عطاء بن یزید ...
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What does the superiority of bani-Israel (Children of Israel) over all beings mean?

I read in some different surahs of Quran mentioning the superiority of bani-Israeli over all beings. What is true interpretation of these verses? يَا بَنِي إِسْرَ‌ائِيلَ اذْكُرُ‌وا نِعْمَتِيَ ...
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What is the Injil that is referred to in Qur'an?

I have been doing some research to find similarity between the three Holy books (Torah, Injil and the Holy Qur'an), and one of the things that I came across is that the Injil was written by the ...
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Interpretation of the shifting pronouns in Khidr's interpretation (تَأْوِيل) to Musa (AS)

Asalaam Alaikum, There is a fascinating peculiarity in Khidr’s interpretation of his actions to Musa (AS). Regarding the تَأْوِيل of the ship, he speaks of “his” intention: أَمَّا ٱلسَّفِينَةُ ...
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Will a murderer remain in Hell forever, despite being a Muslim?

I was told that provided that you are a muslim even if you are thrown into hellfire you will eventually be removed. SO my question is that about those who killed a soul intentionally and they are ...
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If Allah blew part of his soul into Adam.Does that mean that Adam is part of Allah?

فَإِذَا سَوَّيْتُهُ وَنَفَخْتُ فِيهِ مِنْ رُوحِي فَقَعُوا لَهُ سَاجِدِينَ (15:29 or 38:72) I just thought about this while reading about Sufism.If Allah gave part of his soul to Adam's clay body ...
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What's the link between being unjust to orphan girls and having up to four wives in verse (4:3)?

In surat an-Nisaa' we read (4:3): And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. But if you fear that ...
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Is there an equivalent to "tafsir", but for hadith?

Qur'an verses are often explained in tafsir, and there tafsir available online such as at altafsir.com. I'm wondering if there's an equivalent for hadith, i.e., detailed explanations of particular ...
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Who is considered as infidel (kafir) from the viewpoint of noble Qur'an?

The word Kafir (infidel) is used many times in noble Qur'an. [Ref] such as: يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّـهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّـهُ إِلَّا أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ ...
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What is meant by 'stones' in al-Baqara 2:24?

What is meant in the Qur'an by If you cannot do this, and you never will, then beware of the Fire prepared for the disbelievers, the fuel of which is man and stones. — Quran 2:24 The "man ...
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Why did Dr Zakir Naik say "Memory is washed off"?

In this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ7HiY49P3w&feature=youtu.be&t=7m54s Dr Zakir Naik says that in the quran it says that: http://quran.com/33/72 We did indeed offer the ...
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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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Is Imaan a precondition to become a Muslim?

To elaborate the above question, can a person become a Muslim without believing in Islam but only verbally testifying a simple Shahadah like below, which he does believe in without going into the ...
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Does Qur'an 5:41 mean that all Jews "listen eagerly to lies", or that among the Jews there are some who "listen eagerly to lies"?

Qur'an 5:41: يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّسُولُ لَا يَحْزُنكَ الَّذِينَ يُسَارِعُونَ فِي الْكُفْرِ مِنَ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَلَمْ تُؤْمِن قُلُوبُهُمْ وَمِنَ الَّذِينَ هَادُوا سَمَّاعُونَ ...
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Verse/hadith that says Allah creates out of nothing

Are there any Quranic verse or Hadith that says Allah can create things out of nothing? If you site this verse: Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter, He only says to ...
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What rulings of polygny apply in the case of a free man marrying a slave girl?

After reading Did scholars define a limitation of concubines a man could have? I remembered that there's another verse later saying: And whoever among you cannot [find] the means to marry free, ...
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Does Quran 8:67 say that prisoners of war should be killed and not ransomed?

It is not for a prophet to have captives [of war] until he inflicts a massacre [upon Allah's enemies] in the land. Some Muslims desire the commodities of this world, but Allah desires [for you] the ...
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What's the literal meanings of the word "Imam"?

I'd like to know what the potential meaning(s) of this word "Imam"? Or are this ones described by Mustafa Khattab (in the *) possible and enough. For example in the aya 17:71 we have: ˹Beware of˺ ...
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Can any Muslim interpret the Qur'an accurately?

Because of strong faith, Muslims look at the holy book in one and only one way: that it is the truth, and nothing but the truth. They will provide every explanation to prove a verse is correct, even ...
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How can I understand the concept of seven heavens in Islam?

We have been told about seven heavens in the Quran. Quran mentions it in 71:15 Do you not consider how Allah has created seven heavens in layers. Also the Prophet (PBUH) went through all these ...
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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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Is suicide forbidden in the Qur'an?

Why is suicide a sin in Islam? I only know of 34/29 in Qur'an-- rather advising you not to do so than forbidding it. And they say, "When is this promise, if you should be truthful?" Say, "For ...
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How is Qur'an 51:49 compatible with non-sexual reproduction?

In the Qu'ran Allah says: And of every thing We have created pairs: That ye may receive instruction. Qur'an 51:49 However not every creature procreates or reproduces through male and female ...
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How was it possible for satan to lead Adam and Eve astray when they were in heaven?

A heaven is suppose to be a place where evil cannot exist and devil/satan is not allowed to enter. So how was it possible for the satan to lead Adam and Eve go astray and disobey Allah's command. I ...
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As per Qur'an 3:28, to what extent can Muslims receive help from non-Muslims?

I was wondering about the verse from the Qur'an (http://quran.com/3/28): "Let not believers take disbelievers as allies rather than believers. And whoever [of you] does that has nothing with Allah, ...
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Why Prophet not called father but his wives are mothers of believers?

Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the prophets. And ever is Allah , of all things, Knowing. - (Qur'an 33:40) But, in the same Surah, ...
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Isn't 42:13 saying that Islam should be established in the entire world?

He has prescribed for you the religion which He enjoined upon Noah and which We revealed to you (O Muhammad), and which We enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus, commanding: “Establish this ...
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In what way do people equate the scholars and monks to Allah according to the verse 9:31?

They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah , and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted ...
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Tafseer this ayah [2:30] "إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الْأَرْ ضِ خَلِيفَةً"

The translation is: Remember, when your Lord said to the angels: "I have to place a trustee on the earth 1....." [2:30] And these two ayah shows us how Adam and his wife lived in Janna, but ...