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Arabic pronouns don't really work the same as English ones. In particular, here the word إِنَّا is actually made up of two parts: The emphatic particle إِن meaning "Indeed" and the pronoun suffix ـنا meaning "us". Ordinarily, this form of pronoun suffix is used for the object of a verb (e.g. Al-Fatihah 6 uses it in اهدنا meaning "Guide us".) or as a ...


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Belly does not mean stomach. And especially the arabic word use 'Batn' does not mean the scientific stomach: i.e. it includes the udder You can't use the modern day scientific definition of a word and apply it to the Quran. Imagine if the Quran was revealed in English and it used the word 'stomach'. Would you now assume that the Quran means the exact ...


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maṣābīḥ is the plural of miṣbāḥ, which means “lamp, light”. Of course, the commentators have debated what sort of “lamps” are intended in this verse, but one view is that the reference is to meteors or some other shooting stars. In any case maṣābīḥ in the plural can hardly refer to the sun.


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No, the verse does not discuss an organ; it discusses a process. In classical exegeses of the Qur'an, you will find that the verse does not discuss the place at which milk leaves the body of animals. Ibn 'Ashūr, in his tafsīr, explains that literary devices used in this verse as well as its intended meaning: وموقع من بين فرث ودم موقع الصفة ل لبنا، قدمت ...


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The Arabic Term: أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ Transliteration Uswatun hassanatun or Oswatun hassanatun refers to a good or even excellent example. As أُسْوَة Uswah refers to example, model or pattern. While حَسَن hassan refers to everything that is good, fine, charming, beautiful etc. And it appears in the qur'an three times once in the context of ...


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The word "آخَر" simply means "other." It can be used just like you would use the word "other" in English. Sometimes, it would also be translated as "another." "آخَرُون" and "آخَرِين" are simply plurals of that meaning "others." The simplest way to translate the phrase in verse 4:33 would ...


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First part of this praying is belong to Surah Yusuf, verse 64: Arabic: فَاللّهُ خَيْرٌ حَافِظًا وَهُوَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ English: But Allah is the best Keeper, and He is the most Merciful of the merciful ones. Second part is belong to Surah Hajj, verse 58: Arabic: (وَ الّذِينَ هاجَرُوا فِى سَبِيلِ اللّهِ ثُمَّ قُتِلُوا أَوْ ماتُوا ...


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As you say, there's verses of the Qur'an which say it's protected by Allah: Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur'an and indeed, We will be its guardian. Qur'an 15:9 (see also Qur'an 41:42) Thus, Islamic belief is that the Qur'an is accurately preserved. However, the Qur'an is fundamentally a recitation (rather than a book): Rather, the Qur'an is ...


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Below, I propose two non-miraculous possibilities; it might not be easy to discern which one is correct. Other translations use the word "particle" instead of "atom" (see Islam Awakened), and surely during the time of the Prophet, people knew about particles, e.g., dust particles. So one possible explanation is that the word ذرة originally meant "particle",...


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Honestly there are two points here: Is it allowed to translate the Quran? Most earlier scholars were against this and there are still some now. The proof for this is the process of making the Quran easier to read which has especially taken place during the Ommayad dynasty. Beside many ahadith (like this and this with an explanation) prohibiting to go to a ...


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Those Ayat are talking about the exterior appearance of Muslim Women. They have never to show any of their body except their faces and hands. This is the general meaning of the Aya in addition in the beginning of the Aya ALLAH asked Muslim women. In the ALamthal Sheikh Naser Makarem Deen Slhirazi explain this: : (وليضربن بخمرهن على جيوبهن) وكلمة "خُمُر"...


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If I understand correctly, your direct benefits of gaining knowledge are: To be more knowledgeable during da'wah. To be more knowledgeable in living your life as a Muslim. While those are sufficient (that's also what I'm aiming at when studying Islam), explicitly stating your indirect benefits, e.g. gaining paradise, is also important. Why? So that we can ...


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The surah is a prayer. Had there been a 'قُلْ' (Say) in the beginning, just like the last two surahs, the objection wouldn't have arisen at the very first place. It would have meant that God took the initiative to teach mankind how to pray for guidance. However, a different style has been adopted here by dropping it. Why? Javed Ahmad Ghamidi offers an ...


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stretch both of your arms in front of you and look between your hands. the area that you see between your hands is what is called "between the hands" as you said. yes it's an old Arabic idiom that means "In front of". it is an old idiom that is not used today. old Arabs was using it to mean a "place" in front of as in this example sura36-aya9 ...


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The black thread is a symbolic formulation of the darkness of the night (light) and the white thread is a symbolic formulation of the brightness of the day (fajr). (To be found for example in Mokhtassar Tafsir ibn Kathir) So once you can make a difference between darkness and brightness you should start your fast. I found some Ahadith in Sahih Muslim and ...


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The post is one mathematical misunderstanding after another. If you're allowed to do whatever you want with numbers, you can prove and/or disprove whatever you want. Here's a few blatant errors: Our numerical system has potentially a never ending amount of numbers. should say "there are infinitely many natural numbers". ... only one number does ...


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Salaam In response to this question, please note to following points: 1- using plural and singular personal pronoun (we/I) for acts of Allah, is two different ways of assigning actions to Allah. Cases in which plural form has been used, indicate the role and functionalities of Allah's means such as malaikah in fulfilling actions, though in cases with ...


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In his commentary on the Qur'an (Al-Tahrir wa al-Tanwir), Muhammad al-Tahir ibn Ashur mentioned that there is a consensus that Surat al-Nasr is madaniyyah (revealed in Medina), save for one athar. The tradition you are asking about is most likely that athar attributed to 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar, which states that it was revealed in Mina. The chain of narration ...


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In fact when you check tafsir books there are at least two different opinions on when it was revealed: some say after the battle of Khaybar (in the year 7 a.H. meaning 3 years before the Prophet's death), in that case it was actually revealed in Medina and was a promise or announcement of a future happening. Al-Wahidi الواحدي in his asbaab an-nuzul has ...


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Obviously, this is going to be a matter of personal preferene. You can try multiple sites and see which one fits your needs better. Altafsir hosts a number of Qur'anic Commentary and translations. You can display the tafsīr of your choice through a drop-down menu. See example here. Islam Awakened hosts a transliteration, a word-for-word translation, then a ...


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As @TheZ said, the word (batn بطن and its plural butoon بطون) which is mentioned in the Ayah is more general than stomach ... It includes the abdomen (or the internal origins) ... and one example to think about is that the word Internal medicine ... it is translated to tebb batny طب باطنى


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The answer for your letter form question is yes, but to some extent -if you ask from a popular science PoV- and no -if you mean the Qur'an as meant by scholars-! But first we should make a clear distinction, which even many Muslims -due to lack of knowledge- don't correctly do. Simply speaking the Qur'an القرآن is the orally transmitted word of God (Allah)....


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The Arabic is النعاس (the third word), which means means drowsiness. See entry in Lane's Lexicon: For usage in Hadith see: إذا نعس أحدكم وهو يصلي فليرقد حتى يذهب عنه النوم فإن أحدكم إذا صلى وهو ناعس لا يدري لعله يستغفر فيسب نفسه If anyone of you feels drowsy while praying he should go to bed (sleep) till his slumber is over because in praying while drowsy ...


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The Quran does not explicitly say that the moon is lit by reflected sunlight. Also see related answer.


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The reason for the multiple translations is that there is a difference of opinion regarding the meaning. Ibn Abbas mentions two interpretations of the meaning of the word "حِطَّةٌ" in 2:58 (which is a similar verse to 7:161): [It means] say: "forgive our sins" ; as it is also said that this means: say: "there is no god save Allah" (Ibn Abbas) Here, he ...


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There is no "Uswa e hassna". The phrase is oswatun hasanatun أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ and it is used in the Holy Quran in three locations 33:21 , 60:4 and 60:6.


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And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you. And do not marry polytheistic men [to your women] until they believe. And a believing slave is better than a polytheist, even though he might please you. Those invite [you] to the Fire, but Allah invites ...


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A standalone word of a single letter should have a meaning As for the examples of letters you've quoted none of them is a standalone word that has a meaning in the Arabic language. And the qur'an commentators gave a couple of explanations on the use of these letters at the beginning of some of the surahs of the qur'an. So the they are clearly a matter of ...


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You shouldn't confuse grammatical masculine and feminine with actual male and female. For example, the sun is feminine in Arabic but it obviously isn't female. In this verse, the هٖ (meaning "his" in a literal sense) in بُطُوۡنِهٖ ("his bellies" in a literal sense) refers to the word "الۡاَنۡعَامِ" (meaning "cattle"). ...


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The most well-known understanding of the verse is that people were created "dead." Then, they were given life when they came to this world. Then, they will die. Then, they will be brought back to life for Qiyamah. That is two deaths and two lives. This is an opinion attributed to Ibn Masood (RA) and Qatada (RA). The meeting with Allah where they ...


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