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How to interpret that Allah and the angels send prayers and blessings to the believers?

Allah tells us that HE and HIS angels send prayers and blessings the believers saying: It is He who confers blessing upon you, and His angels [ask Him to do so] that He may bring you out from ...
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Why Allah swt will punish all generations of gog and Magog [closed]

Assalamualaikum everyone (If you don't know the answer please don't downvote my question I am here for only clear my confusion and misconceptions) If Allah swt did not punish anyone without giving him ...
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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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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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Don't Gabriel and Michael fall under the category of angels?

In Surah Al-Baqarah verse 98, Allah says: Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and His messengers and Gabriel and Michael - then indeed, Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers. Doesn't ...
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Meaning of Ulelamr

I was going through this answer on the shias imam and came across "ulelamr". This word is used in the verse 4:59. According to the answer this is what ulelamr means With the above observations, ...
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Is Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) superior to all creation, even those superior to humans (17:70)?

According to al-Isra` 17:70 there are some creations superior to humans. Is Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) even superior to those creations? Holy Quran says: "We have honored the children ...
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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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What is the meaning of 24:57?

In the Qur'an, while talking about the disbelievers, God says "لا تحسبن الذين كفروا معجزين في الأرض". I have, however, seen two very different translations for this ayah: Never think that the ...
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Explain verse 66 in Surah Nisa, why would Allah ask anyone to kill himself?

I just read this ayat and am really confused. Why would Allah ask anyone to kill himself / herself? How can we understand this ayat perfectly please? (Please don't say that Allah used the kill ...
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Is Qur'an 22:39-40 permission only for self-defense, or also permission for retribution?

From the Arberry English translation Leave is given to those who fight because they were wronged...who were expelled from their habitations without right... I have always understood this as ...
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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 Allah keep Zayd's ex-wife for marriage to Muhammad? (Qur'an 33:6 and 33:37)

Sura Ahzab-33 Ayat-37 And [remember, O Muhammad], when you said to the one on whom Allah bestowed favor and you bestowed favor, "Keep your wife and fear Allah," while you concealed within yourself ...
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I am confused Does impure things also do tasbeeh (glorify) of Allah swt

The seven heavens, the earth, and all those in them glorify Him. There is not a single thing that does not glorify His praises—but you ˹simply˺ cannot comprehend their glorification. He is indeed Most ...
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Misinterpretation about the 72 virgins

I happened to see this TED talk by Lesley Hazleton. She is an agnostic Jew and without bias she explains that Quran doesn't speak of 72 virgins. It is simply a misguided verse of the Quran. The verse ...
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Why was prophet Lot (pbh) told not to look back?

"Then travel in a part of the night with your family, and you go behind them in the rear, and let no one among you look back, but go on to where you are ordered." (Qur'an 15:65) Why was Lot (PBUH) ...
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What does كُفُوً mean in Surah Ikhlas?

I'm referring to the last ayah of Surah Ikhlas: وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ - 112:4 What exactly does كُفُوً mean? Does it mean equal? Or does it mean equivalent? In the English language the ...
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Is there a contradiction about the age of Earth with Quran 21:30 "...the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, then We separated them..."?

In the Holy Qur'an it says: Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, then We separated them, and made from water every living thing? Then will ...
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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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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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What is the meaning of "inherit the earth" in Quran 39:74

I want to ask what is the meaning of "inherit the earth" in Quran 39:74? "And they will say, "Praise to Allah , who has fulfilled for us His promise and made us inherit the earth [so] we may settle ...
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Is there a concrete reason that Qur'an 5:32 (which prohibits murder) applies to modern-day Muslims?

The Islam page on RationalWiki seems to be in a state where it's simultaneously edited by people who have a pro-Islam bias and people who have an anti-Islam bias. It's current form has a section ...
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Quran 55:29-31 interpretation "yas aluhu"

I want to ask about What is the interpretation of Quran 55:29 and the relation with Quran 55:31? Does the word "yas aluhu" here means to do dua and the meaning "we will attend to you" means Allah ...
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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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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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Interpretation of Surah 86:6 "Emerging from between the Backbone and ribs"

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Surah 86 (The Night Comer) says : 86:5 - So let man observe from what he was created. 86:6 - He was created from a fluid, ejected, 86:7 - Emerging ...
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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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Islamic Scholars who think Muhammad didn't do miracles

Certain Muslims, past and present (Muhammad Asad for example), see verses like Q. 29:50-51, 13:7, 2:118, 6:37, 10:20, 13:7, 13:27, etc, as evidence Muhammad did not perform miracles. I understand this ...
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Who is the "witness from the Children of Israel" mentioned in Surah Al-Ahqaf, Verse:10?

Qur'an 46:10 is as follows: Say, "Have you considered: if the Qur'an was from Allah , and you disbelieved in it while a witness from the Children of Israel has testified to something similar and ...
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What does Middle Prayer mean in 2:238?

In the verse 2:238: Guard strictly your [habit of] prayers, especially the Middle Prayer; and stand before Allah in a devout [frame of mind]. What does Middle Prayer mean?
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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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Explanation of the Quranic Surah 67 verse 34

In the verse of chapter 67, verses 3-4. What would be the TRUE interpretation of the "7 heavens being stacked one above the other". Furthermore, in order to actually understand the stacking of the ...
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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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where does today Quran variants come from?

where does today Quran variants like khalaf, hafs, warsh, etc... come from? do they go back to the prophet(pbuh) and it's the different way the Quran was originally revealed with or they go back to ...
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Why in the quran Allah use the you ( singular) and sometimes you

I dont understand what s the difference between two why Allah use sometimes the plural form and sometimes the sinular form anyone knows maybe the singular form is a way of communicate more closely I ...
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What is the meaning of "He covered you with a sort of drowsiness" phrase in Quran 8:11?

I was reading Yusuf Ali's English translation where he states for translation of Quran 8:11: "Remember He covered you with a sort of drowsiness, to give you calm as from Himself, and he caused rain ...
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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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How is the mentioning or honoring of Ibrahim by later generations interpreted? (Shia or Sufi View)

I'm a bit curious about the interpretation of the mentioning/honoring of Ibrahim (), especially from the Shi'a and/or Sufi perspective (not excluding other interpretations, but I have no access/...
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What actions are considered as changing the creation of Allah?

In Surat An-Nisā', ayah 119, Allah says; Sahih International And I will mislead them, and I will arouse in them [sinful] desires, and I will command them so they will slit the ears of cattle, ...
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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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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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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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Ibn kathir tafsir hadith about eternal erection in paradise?

Im sorry about asking this controversial perverted question but i read in tafsir ibn kathir a hadith about man having eternal erection in paradise is there any basis for this hadith is it authentic ...
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How is Qur'an 13:15 justified?

And unto Allah (Alone) falls in prostration whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and in the afternoons. 13:15 http://quran.com/13/...
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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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What is the "knowledge from the scripture" mentioned in Quran 27:40?

Quran mentions in 27:40 about a man who had knowledge of book/scripture? What is this knowledge? Can it be learnt today? Said one who had knowledge from the Scripture, "I will bring it to you ...
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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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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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