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What does Islam say about reading the Quran in a language other than Arabic?

Is it necessary to read the Quran in Arabic? I have learned from elders and also seen many videos stating that understanding the meaning of the Qur'an is more important than just reading it. As i don'...
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Is prophet Muhammad's “Last Sermon” an accurate translation?

The poorly-cited Wikipedia article states: The Farewell Sermon (Arabic: خطبة الوداع‎, Khuṭbatu l-Wadā), also known as Muhammad's Final Sermon or The Last Sermon, was delivered by Muhammad on ...
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Why is there a repetition in Surat Al-Kafiroon?

I checked 2 mushaf and internet, and as far as I can see, 3rd ayah and 5th ayah of Surat Al-Kāfirūn are exactly the same. On the other hand, 3rd ayah translated as; Nor are you worshippers of what ...
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What word to use in English when translating words with root “تقو”?

Often the words with root "َتَقَو" are translated to English words associated with "fear", for example, Abdullah Yusuf Ali translates "اتَّقُونِ" to "fear Me". But I feel that this doesn't convey the ...
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Can someone please translate this for me? [closed]

Can someone please translate this into English for me?
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Why are Quran translations written in old-fashioned English with difficult vocabulary?

The Qur'an itself has a very simple vocabulary and grammar and is very easy to read. However, translations often use very formal, old-fashioned English with a lot of words that are seldom used in ...
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Why has the usage of transliterated Arabic words become so popular in English?

The word Allah is not specific to Islam. It's an Arabic word for God. But it is frequently used in the form of a proper-noun to describe a god specific to Islam, when in fact Arab Christians and Jews ...
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Would it be permissible for me to translate a hadeeth, from English to Bosnian?

As-salaamu 'alaykum, wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. I am an English speaker, whose native language is Bosnian. Currently, I am also learning Arabic. In the meantime, I am writing about Islam, in the ...
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Are there any copyright restrictions on reproducing English translations of the Quran?

I am planning to build a simple mobile app that provide the user with extracts from the Holy Koran, collection of the Ahadith and the Sunnah. I will be providing the Arabic text as well as the ...
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Is there any dataset having word by word translation of the Quran? [closed]

I am looking for a dataset of all the Quranic words translation in English. In some websites, there seems to have that but they do not provide download option. For example, http://corpus.quran.com
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Is there an english translation of Ibn al Jawzi's Minhaj al qaṣidin

Is there an English translation of Ibn al-Jawzi's Minhaj al-Qaṣidin? I know of ibn Qudamah's mukhtasar of the book but I'm looking for a translation of the original.
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Is this hadith authentic: “Everything has a polish, which takes away rust. The polish of the heart is dhikr.”

explanation of this hadith and Could you provide the exact translation and reference for this hadith "Everything has a polish, which takes away rust. The polish of the heart is dhikr."? and is it a ...
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Are Hadith and Quran apps trustable? [closed]

These iOS/ Android apps that are available these days, like there isn't any authority backing them up or something. Sometimes there are even mistakes found in translation in some Hadith apps. I mean ...
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Is there any english translation of Al Tarikh Al Kabir available?

I need to know exactly what is the content of this Bukhari's extensive work. Thought have searched the whole internet and couldn't find one. Just curious why this precious book, authored by best ...
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Where to find linguistic tips on quranic translations?

I'm trying to read Quran, and I need to be able to understand the original Arabic at some places. For example, the verse that says: إِنَّكَ لَمِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ You see in many places that it's ...
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What are the accurate English translation of degrees of good/bad deeds?

In Islam any action can be classified in on of the following categories: Haram حرام Makrooh مكروه Mubah مباح Mostahab مستحب Wajeb واجب What are the accurate English translation of each category?
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Text of the condolence which is given to Muhammad(saww) on the Day of Ashura?

There is this text in religious books which has words of condolence for Muhammad(saww) upon the death of his grandson on the Day of Ashura. It's surely not the Ziyárat of Ta`ziyah (Condolences). It's ...
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مَنَازِلَ, What does „manazil“ mean, in this verse?

Selamun aleikum, to the Arabic speakers, what exactly does the word مَنَازِلَ mean, especially in the context of this verse: And the moon – We have determined for it phases (مَنَازِل), until it ...
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Translate Arabic? [closed]

I believe this is arabic, does anyone know what it means? Thank you in advance for any help.
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What do these Taweez mean? [closed]

As-salamu alaykum, I found these taweezs in my house, in the kitchen. I do not know who put them there. I was hoping for a translation, or what the desired effect would have been.
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Do muslims around the world use transliteration for miscellaneous words related to islam (prayer names, Allah names, etc..)

Salam alaykoum, I'm currently in the process of building a small application translated in several languages for Muslims around the world, and I have a question concerning the translations. I'm adding ...
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Is it okay to listen to Quranic recitation with the Quran open in front of you? [duplicate]

I'm not that confident with my recitation so I put on the recitation on audio and opened the Quran and instead of reciting it myself I listened while also keeping my attention on the page. During the ...
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Is this tafseer of الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ is correct?

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ All praises are to Allah "All the praises - present, past and future - are entitled to God alone, because He is the Creator of all things and He is the Bestower of all blessings, ...