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Whether covering a women's face is wajib has been debated for a long time. Since the side that assures that it is wajib has already been covered, I'll cover here the side that says it is not. I will be referring to the writings of Sheikh Al-Albani, who is considered by many as the most prominent Sunni scholar in modern times to have come to criticize ...


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First to know is that Quran translations are not considered translations, they are considered translated simple-interpretations, i.e, Quran interpreted so simply and then the interpretation is translated. Why is that? Because it's impossible to give the meaning of Quran in any language other than Arabic. You shouldn't think of a translation as a real ...


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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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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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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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There are three good tafseers for the word imam here: book (record) prophet leader The first one is the strongest one, in my opinion, because it has many evidences from other ayat (verse): this is the evidence that imam could mean book: and what they left behind, and all things We have enumerated in a clear register. Surat Yā-Sīn There are many ...


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Your problem comes from the word فَلَك, from it comes the word orbit, but does it really mean orbit? I'll quote It's meaning from the Major Arabic dictionary Lisan Al-Arab (completed in 1290 - 688 Hijri): الفَلَك مَدارُ النجوم والجمع أَفْلاك والفَلَكُ واحد أَفْلاك النجوم [...] وفَلَكُ كل شيء مُسْتداره ومُعْظمه. The فَلَك is the orbit of stars, its ...


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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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It is prohibited to have more then four wives simultaneously. And if it was allowed to marry more then four wives simultaneously, the Ayah would have specified it. Furthermore Allah's Messenger (Peace and blessings be upon him) said to a man who had eight wives (when he entered into Islam): اخْتَرْ مِنْهُنَّ أَرْبَعًا Select four of them Sunan Abi ...


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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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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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Salam Alaikum my religious brother or sister Suppose a person has a sad life. When he/she is reading a book it's true that the sad parts of the book is perceived better by him/her, but I mean human imagination is so strong that one can live with the characters and experiences. In the Holy Qur'an, we must look deeper into the issue. The Quran is the book of ...


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No. The Quran is to be read in Salat, and anything translated is not the Quran, rather more like a Tafseer to help those who don't understand, understand. The Quran is in Arabic, anything other then that is not the Quran, so the Arabic should be read and nothing else. And if you understand what it says by reading the translated/Tafseer of the Quran, then ...


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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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جيب (plural جيوب, translated here as "bosoms"), literally refers to the opening in a shirt where the head and neck emerge in classical Arabic (its meaning can then be extended to refer to the bosom — or even the heart — directly). According to Tafsir Ibn Kathir, the command in this ayah refers to the neck and the chest, or the neck and the ribs. ...


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No, as you said Allah is the perfect and his power is ultimate, he fears nothing at all. Regarding the ayah "وﻻ يخاف عقباها", there are many understandings: First One: It refers to Allah as He is the latest mentioned in ayat before it. Some mufasireen say it means that He doesn't fear the consequence of the punishment, as if He is clarifying that he did ...


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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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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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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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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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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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