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Does Qur'an (41:9-12) contradict science?

Assalamualykum, Allah says in surat Fussilat: Say, "Do you indeed disbelieve in He who created the earth in two days and attribute to Him equals? That is the Lord of the worlds. And He placed on ...
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Is the answer given by the angels in (34:41) to be taken literally?

In verse (34:41) the Angels answer Allah's question whether those who strive against Allah's verses (mentioned in 34:38) were following/believing them by saying: They will say, "Exalted are You! ...
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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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Quran 67:3-4; What is meant by "Again turn thy vision a second time: (thy) vision will come back to thee dull and discomfited, in a state worn out."

From this transliteration and Yusuf Ali's English translation: 067.003 Al-Ladhī Khalaqa Sab`a Samāwātin Ţibāqāan ۖ Mā Tará Fī Khalqi Ar-Raĥmāni Min Tafāwutin ۖ Fārji`i Al-Başara Hal Tará Min Fuţūrin ...
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Is there any authority who said that only a person who had the permission not to fast at the beginning of Ramadan is allowed to do so?

Allah says in (2:185) The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the ...
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What does the Surah Ar-Rum the 28th ayah means?

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his family and companions. I have a question about the 28th ayah of the Surah Ar-...
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Interpretation of the word "masjid" in 7:29?

I based this question on the comments in this thread. Quran [7:29]: Say: “My Lord hath commanded justice; and that ye set your whole selves (to Him) at every time and Masjid (place of worship), ...
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The thief (male and female) vs. the adulteress and the adulterer?

Why in the Qur'an we find in one hand: وَالسَّارِقُ وَالسَّارِقَةُ [As for] the thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent [...
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Why these mostly identical verses in surat an-Nisa' have a different ending?

I found examples of verses of the Qur'an which have an identic beginning, but end with different ending: The first examples are in surat an-Nisa': Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with ...
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Is there a specific significance in the Qur'an when using the two synonyms for "wife": امرأة and زوج?

In many verses the Qur'an refers to the wives of certain people (some Prophets, Pharaoh etc.) but some times the word wife is referred to as imara(tu) امرأة (which is always translated wife of) like ...
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Why Prophet Noah's age is mentioned in a wierd way in Qur'an 29:14?

Qur'an talks of Prophet Noah's age in 29:14 as follows. And We certainly sent Noah to his people, and he remained among them a thousand years minus fifty years, and the flood seized them while they ...
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Does "good deeds do away with misdeeds" imply that good and bad deeds cancel out?

This question relates to: And establish prayer at the two ends of the day and at the approach of the night. Indeed, good deeds do away with misdeeds. That is a reminder for those who remember. ...
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In Qur'an 7:27, why does Allah assign devils to those who disbelieve?

In Quran 7:27 Allah SWT states Pickthall: "O Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you as he caused your (first) parents to go forth from the Garden and tore off from them their robe (of ...
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What kinds of harm to believing men and women does Qur'an 33:58 describe as "a slander and manifest sin"?

This question relates to the ayah: And those who harm believing men and believing women for [something] other than what they have earned have certainly born upon themselves a slander and manifest ...
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Are there sources which analyze in depth the significance of Allah's names coming in pairs?

For example: Our Lord, and send among them a messenger from themselves who will recite to them Your verses and teach them the Book and wisdom and purify them. Indeed, You are the Exalted in ...
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The significance of ayahs beginning with "Say"

Has there been scholarly discussion of the significance (or subtlety) of the ayahs beginning with "Say"? For example: Say: He is Allah, the One! (112:1) versus All praise is due to Allah, the ...
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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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What is the status of the divorcées of the Prophet?

Allah () says in (33:6): The Prophet is more worthy of the believers than themselves, and his wives are [in the position of] their mothers. ... In relevance to my former question Whom did the ...
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Who is "her" in Al Ahzab 33:37?

I want to ask who is the "her" mentioned in Al Ahzab 33:37? And [remember, O Muhammad], when you said to the one on whom Allah bestowed favor and you bestowed favor, "Keep your wife ...
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Does Qur'an 16:66 say milk comes from a cow's stomach?

Qur'an 16:66 states: And indeed, for you in grazing livestock is a lesson. We give you drink from what is in their bellies - between excretion and blood - pure milk, palatable to drinkers. ...
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Does Qur'an 7:133 imply there were five plagues of Egypt?

Christianity describes ten plagues of Egypt: (a) water into blood, (b) frogs, (c) lice, (d) mixture of wild animals or flies, (e) diseased livestock, (f) boils, (g) thunderstorm of hail and fire, (h) ...
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Are Qur'an 16:4, 22:5, 18:37 and 35:11 wrong because man was not only created from a sperm drop?

All of these verses (16:4, 22:5, 18:37, 35:11) have a common sentence ---- ".... and We created man from a sperm drop......" But the zygote is formed by the FUSION of sperm and ovum. The ovum also ...
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Does 'wine' in Quran 12:36 mean something else?

Quran 12:36 says: "And there entered the prison with him two young men. One of them said, "Indeed, I have seen myself [in a dream] pressing wine." However, you cannot literally press or squeeze ...
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Isn't the verse of the Qur'an 23:14 (... and We made the lump, bones ...) scientifically inaccurate?

Then We made the sperm-drop into a clinging clot, and We made the clot into a lump [of flesh], and We made the lump, bones, and We covered the bones with flesh; then We developed him into another ...
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Surah Rahman - Does meaning of وَضَعَ changes in the two ayahs?

In Surah Rahman Verse 7, Allah says وَالسَّمَاءَ رَفَعَهَا وَوَضَعَ الْمِيزَانَ And the heaven He raised and imposed the balance But in the Verse 10, Allah says وَالْأَرْضَ ...
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Is it mentioned anywhere in the Quran that Shaithan came with Adam to Earth from Paradise?

I just want to know if any verse in the Quran mentions that Shaithan came with Adam to Earth from Paradise.
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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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Are these verses contradictory?

I was wondering if the following two verses can be reconciled; on a literal basis they appear to be contradictory. Quran 16:25 That they may bear their own burdens in full on the Day of Resurrection ...
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Did those punished in Qur'an 7:5 literally say "إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ" in Arabic?

Regarding the verse فَمَا كَانَ دَعْوَاهُمْ إِذْ جَاءَهُم بَأْسُنَا إِلَّا أَن قَالُوا إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ And their declaration when Our punishment came to them was only that they said, "...
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What is the metaphorical relationship between fig and olive to Mt Sinai and Mecca in Suratil Tin Quran:95?

Transliteration: Wa Teenee wa Zeytoon Wa Turi Sineen Wa Hadzal Baladil Ameen English Translation : By the fig, and the olive, By Mount Sinai, And by this city of security (Makkah) ...
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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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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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Who claimed that "and planned that which they were not to attain" (9:74) refers to abu Sufyan and his son Mu'awiyah?

Allah () said in surat at-Tawba: They swear by Allah that they did not say [anything against the Prophet] while they had said the word of disbelief and disbelieved after their [pretense of] Islam ...
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Case of a Prophet / Revered Person in the Quran that says Alhamdullillah

To my curiosity, Is there any case or narration in the Quran that tells about a person (Prophet or Revered (Real) Person ) who says the dzikir Hamdalah (Alhamdulillah or any other indirect way of ...
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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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Bani Israel and Christians

I know that all Jews are Bani Israel but not all Bani Israel are Jews. Are Christians Bani Israel as well, do they descend from Prophet Israel (AS)? This is not a duplicate, the answer to this ...
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The first four verses of surat Ar-Rahman

Surat Ar-Rahman begins this way: :In the name of the most merciful & gracious God: :The most merciful::Taught the Quran::Created the human::Taught him eloquence: But "Taught the Quran" ...
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English Translation of the Quran with contextual explanation?

Through Google search, I've found a couple of English translations of the Quran recommended by scholars. Some editions are also easily available online. The ones I found are basically sentence-by-...
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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 is an example of the "good tidings" brought by Islamic messengers?

This question relates to the verse: And We send not the messengers except as bringers of good tidings and warners. So whoever believes and reforms - there will be no fear concerning them, nor will ...
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Who are those who have gone astray in (5:105) according Shi'a?

In verse (5:105) Allah says: O you who have believed, upon you is [responsibility for] yourselves. Those who have gone astray will not harm you when you have been guided. To Allah is you return all ...
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Given that prophets were harmed (Qur'an 3:112), what does "those who have gone astray will not harm you" (Qur'an 5:105) mean?

Qur'an 3:112 describes the murder of prophets (see also Which prophets were killed?): They have been put under humiliation [by Allah ] wherever they are overtaken, except for a covenant from Allah ...
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What does "test you through something of the game that your hands and spears [can] reach" (Qur'an 5:94) mean?

O you who have believed, Allah will surely test you through something of the game that your hands and spears [can] reach, that Allah may make evident those who fear Him unseen. And whoever ...
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What was unseen when Qur'an 6:50 ("I do not tell you... that I know the unseen") was revealed?

Say, [O Muhammad], "I do not tell you that I have the depositories [containing the provision] of Allah or that I know the unseen, nor do I tell you that I am an angel. I only follow what is revealed ...
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Is Tafseer Ibn Katheer at archives.org Authentic?

I found Tafseer Ibn Katheer at archive.org. There are no reviews on the page. I want to confirm if it is authentic.
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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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How many discrepancies are needed?

Will they not then ponder on the Qur'an? If it had been from other than Allah they would have found therein much (كَثِيرًا) incongruity. 4:82 Does the Quran prescribe a threshold on number of ...
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What is the background to Jews saying "the hand of Allah is chained" in Qur'an 5:64?

My question is regarding the ayah: And the Jews say, "The hand of Allah is chained." Chained are their hands, and cursed are they for what they say. Rather, both His hands are extended; He spends ...
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Does Qur'an 5:82 (Jews have animosity towards believers; Christians are nearest in affection) only apply at the time of the Prophet?

You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers [to be] the Jews and those who associate others with Allah; and you will find the nearest of them in affection to ...
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Does "whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed" (Qur'an 5:45) only apply to judges (qadi)?

Indeed, We sent down the Torah, in which was guidance and light. The prophets who submitted [to Allah ] judged by it for the Jews, as did the rabbis and scholars by that with which they were entrusted ...

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