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Why masjid Haram is called that name?

Assalam Alaikum, May Allah (SWT) bestows His blessings upon you, The Arabic word Haram has multiple meanings, similar to words like in English, for instance, Bear - Word is used for an Animal ...
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What are the readings (qira'at) of Quran?

I'll start by answering the last question first. What is the role of Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him) exactly concerning these readings? Quran has been transmitted through the time by oral ...
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Why aren't the letters چ‎, گ‎ or پ‎ found in the Qur'an?

I assume you are from the area around Iran-Pakistan. Why do I say this in my answer? That's because the answer to your question is simple!: The three letters that you have presented do not exist in ...
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What is the difference between Salat and Salah?

They're exactly the same word. In Arabic, the word صلاة‎ (salah/salat) ends with what is known as a taa marbutah, which can be pronounced either as "t" (if it's in the middle of a sentence) or an "h" ...
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What is the correct format for replying to salam?

It is: Wa Alaikum Assalam Wikipedia has some good explanation here and here. Please note that there is a Hadith that requires you to return Salam same or better. That means if someone said: ...
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Is it right or wrong - "Assalamualaikum"?

Question 1: Wrong. It should be: "Assalaamu 'Alaikum" (May Peace be Upon you). It is recommended that you extend the greeting to "Assalaamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah" (May Peace and ...
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Does the Quran actually refer to the expansion of the universe?

Traditionally the scholars has interpreted the word "lamosi'on" (لَمُوسِعُونَ) to mean; "indeed We are able too". Most other translations today seems to (subjectively) ignore that ...
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Is Islam a religion only revealed for Arabs?

Islam was revealed for everyone: ياأيها الناس إني رسول الله إليكم جميعا Say, [O Muhammad], "O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allah to you all ― Quran 7:158 تبارك الذي نزّل الفرقان على ...
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Should the word دَسَّاهَا have a ي in it in سورة الشمس ayat number 10?

There are 7 ways to recite the Quran. In the image you showed, it is witten like this because it describes Al-Kisa'ai method of recitation. If you go to Surah As-Shams you will see that it is written ...
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Why aren't the letters چ‎, گ‎ or پ‎ found in the Qur'an?

These are Persian letters and don't exist in the Arabic language. The Qur'an is written in Arabic - it doesn't contain these letters. Note that there are 4, not 3 : ژ (zhe) is another one.
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Difference between Rabbul Alamin and Rabbil Alamin

short answer: both are the same words but in different diacritics(tashkeel) تشكيل detailed answer: both words are the same "Rabb" (رب) but you add different diacritics(A َ, O ُ, E ِ )(tashkeel) ...
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How to remove or solve a possible shirk Issue from Verse (43:84)?

If we take the Verse (43:84)literally, it would mean that there's a deity in the heaven and an other on earth No, it would not mean that if you take it literally(and we always should). the verse ...
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What are the readings (qira'at) of Quran?

First you should know that the Quran has been transmitted through the time by oral memorization and recitation on a hand of Scholars beginning with the Sahaba (May Allah be pleased with them) and not ...
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What is I'rabul Qur'an?

This is just an addition to the given answers, which have only pointed at one single subject of this science -> grammatical issues in the Quran and the implied linguistic meanings. A major reason or ...
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Why was Quran revealed in Arabic language?

Qur'an was revealed in 7th century Arabia in the region of Makkah. It was simply revealed in the language of region of that people of that time. As clearly stated in 44:58 فَإِنَّمَا يَسَّرْنَاهُ ...
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Why sunni scholars say that shadow for asr time should be measured with addition of zenith shadow of same object?

Zuhr's time starts after the sun has declined from its zenith (Zawal), and Asr's time naturally starts after Zuhr. The issue is that the length of the shadow cast by an object varies with location (...
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What is the literal meaning of the word "Qur'an"?

Beside the well known and among Muslims preferred meanings already explained here "The recitation" or "the continuous recitation" there are others one should know: Of course if we ...
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Is Arabic the language of Jinn?

There are many Quranic verses and Ahadith that talk about "jinns", but none of them speaks about their languages, but from some Quranic verses we can deduct that they can speak and understand the ...
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Difference between Rabbul Alamin and Rabbil Alamin

Rabbul Alamin and Rabbil Alamin actually mean the same thing what makes them different is the pronunciation. So actually what makes them different? Simple, Arabic grammar(Nahw) is what makes them ...
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Does خنزير الماء (or literally pig of the sea) in this statement or fatwa really refers to a Capyabra?

From what I can gather, خنزير الماء is meant to be a hypothetical or mythical creature and it isn't defined exactly what it is. Similar examples which can be found in Fiqh books include إنسان الماء (...
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What is the difference between "Ajirna" and "Ajirni"?

Well in that case the imam on the radio is rather selfish. اللهم أجرنا من النار. Allahuma ajirna Mina (a)n-Naar means something like Allah save us from the hellfire. And it is correct to say "...
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What does "Jazak Allah Khair" mean?

عَنْ أُسَامَةَ بْنِ زَيْدٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏مَنْ صُنِعَ إِلَيْهِ مَعْرُوفٌ فَقَالَ لِفَاعِلِهِ جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا فَقَدْ أَبْلَغَ فِي الثَّنَاءِ‏"‏ Usamah bin ...
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What does "السلام عليكم أيها النبي" actually mean?

It means: "Peace be upon you, O prophet!" Your concern is valid and can be dealt in two ways: During lifetime of the Prophet these words were to be taken literally. After he passed away they should ...
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Why masjid Haram is called that name?

Well i think it's helpful to know that the Big Mosque in Mekka which includes the Ka'aba has many frequent names (here just a few of them): Bait-ul Allah al-Haraam بيت الله الحرام or al-Baytu-l Haram ...
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What is the difference between إِثْم and ذَنب and سَيِّئَة which refer to sin?

"دنب" originally means: "following something constantly" which is why tail is called "دنب" because it constantly follows the animals. sin is called "ذنب" because the negative impact of committing ...
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What is the difference between SHIFA'ah and SHAFA'ah?

In Arabic, words are made up of 2 or more consonant letters, collectively called as Root Words. Vowels are changed to express tenses. So, SHIFA'ah=interceding SHAFA'ah=intercede and hence mean ...
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What is the literal meaning of the word "Qur'an"?

Quran may have two meanings: The recitation The collection (of Suras) The roots are: قرأ الشي أي جمعه ... وقرأ قراءةً أو قرآنا Both are listed in Al-Moheet arabic dictionary
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Do I need to learn Arabic to become a practicing Muslim?

In the name of Allah I would like to congratulate you on entering Islam, and I ask Allah Exalted is He and high above to make you and us steadfast on his right path. You should know that many of ...
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