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Explanation of Qur'an: 38:34

There are various reports in Tafsirs on what this "body" means. Among them are: It means a devil who took on the appearance of Solomon and ruled as an impostor in his place. This is a ...
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Why does 2:74 use "or"?

"You" is the plural you here. Some of "you" have hearts that have become hardened, being like stones. Some of "you" have hearts that have become hardened, even harder. &...
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What are the sources supporting gender segregation in Islam?

Following is among the evidence for the prohibition of mixing between non-mahram men and women: فاسألوهن من وراء حجاب Ask them from behind a partition. — Quran 33:53 This verse clearly states that ...
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What are the sources supporting gender segregation in Islam?

Sources These are the sources i could find regarding gender segregation, and are usually given by fatwa_sites when asked about gender segregation. The first source is Allah recommending the guest of ...
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Surah 16:25 and surah 34:25-26

I don't get the confusion. I will try to explain how I have understood it. Everyone is responsible for their deeds (good and bad) If a person is involved in misleading another person, he gets extra ...
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Why does ALLAH say that you "may be" successful in 22:77? Why there is not a guarantee?

The Arabic verb form is an imperative. It doesn't express uncertainty but rather a good wish for a blessing. German translations write "auf daß es euch wohl ergehe" which is close to the ...
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Why the dashes above the two words "walillahi yasjudu"?

Some verses in the Quran when recited require sajda/prostration called Sujud-Tilawa/Sajda tilawat (prostration of recitation), the indication of this is ۩ or at the left/right side of the page, ...
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Explanation of Qur'an: 38:34

Almost all the early mufassiroon said this verse refers to an incident when a Jinn was able to take the power of Sulaiman (AS) and sit on his throne appearing like him, and Sulaiman (AS) lost his ...
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Do verses 32:5 and 22:47 contradict 70:4?

There are many, many ways of understanding these verses. You could ask about each of these verses alone and you would get full answers of the possible meanings of each of them. But, since you are ...
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Why does 2:74 use "or"?

This is a grammar point. "أَوْ" has different uses in Arabic. ref One of its uses refers to types and varieties. In the verse it comes from stone or harder. According to the verses, stones ...
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Why does 2:74 use "or"?

It is a style of speech and likes of it are used throughout the Quran not just in 2:74. e.g. in Quran 53:9, Quran 37:147, Quran 16:77 etc.
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Does 98:6 contradict 8:22 about who are the worst of creatures?

With the preceding verse, we read 8:21-22 (translation by Wahuddin Khan) Do not be like those who say, "We hear," but pay no heed to what they hear -- the worst creatures in God's eyes are ...
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Giving gifts while unemployed

I think that your situation is a trial for you. If you are struggling financially, logically you should not be giving gifts to your relatives and friends. You should conserve your resources while you ...
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Why does ALLAH say that you "may be" successful in 22:77? Why there is not a guarantee?

May(verb) also means can, will, be-allowed, be-able or to-have-permission. Etymology of may (verb) From Middle English mowen, mayen, moȝen, maȝen. From Old English magan, *mugan. From Proto-West ...

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