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(In Arabic التفسير) Use for exegesis, explanation or interpretation of Quranic verses.

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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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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 "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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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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Why do some Muslim pray Zuhur/Asr silently while Allah in [Al-Quran:17:110] says to pray in a moderate tone?

As-Salaumu Alaykum! Please provide proof from Al-Qur'an and/or saheeh hadith which support Zuhr and Asr prayers are to be prayed silently. There are two proofs that suggest that Muslims should read ...
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How do Ahmadis justify their belief that Jesus (as) is dead?

What are some of the sources Ahmadis use from Quran and Hadith to argue that Jesus (as) is dead?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Who are Sabeans?

In Surat Al-Baqarah ayah 62, Allah (The Glorified) says; Sahih InternationalIndeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] - those [among ...
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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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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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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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Was the throne of Sheba brought by a Jinn or Human?

Assalam O Alaikum my Brothers and Sisters! I'm a little bit confused about who bring the Throne of Sheba a human or a jinn? I have read the Quran verse 27:39 and came to know that a Jinn offered ...
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interpretation of verse of ' الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاء'?

According to following verse,what does' الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاء 'mean? الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاء بِمَا فَضَّلَ اللّهُ بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ وَبِمَا أَنفَقُواْ مِنْ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The laws of retribution in Islam

The following ayah says you could kill whoever killed you type of thing. But I am confused since if a man killed your wife you can kill the man, right? But then what does it mean by a female for ...
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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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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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Who inherits from a person with no immediate kin?

I was trying to find a ruling in Surah Nisa (v 7-14) but was unsuccessful. What is the ijtehad among the Ulema on how the wealth of a female Muslim is to be distributed if she has no parents, no ...
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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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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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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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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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Which one is the correct translation for Ayah 5:6? [closed]

The Arabic verse says : يا أيها الذين آمنوا إذا قمتم إلى الصلاة فاغسلوا وجوهكم وأيديكم إلى المرافق وامسحوا برءوسكم وَأَرْجُلَكُمْ إلى الكعبين But we have 2 types of English translation: O you ...
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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 is the meaning of "bring them with chains on their necks till they embrace Islam"?

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Verse:--"You (true Muslims) are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind." means, the best of peoples for the people, as you bring them with chains on their necks till ...
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Love towards non believers

There has already been for you an excellent pattern in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people, "Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah ...
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Why Knowledge is often related with religion?

Why scholars tend to translate or interpret the word علم 'ilm Knowledge in (interpretation) tafsir of the Qur'an or sharh (explanation) of ahadith/Hadith as knowledge of fiqh, sunna etc. Why ...
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Why two sahih hadiths contradict each other related to Quran 66:3?

Assalamu alaikum brother... Why two sahih hadiths contradict each other related to Quran 66:3? which hadith authentic from below two sahih hadiths? why sahih hadiths contradicts each other? First ...
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