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Be aware that if you read the Qur'an in a different language than Arabic that what you read is an interpretation/translation this might have mistakes or lacks meanings as the Arabic text/context and circumstances is very hard to translate with all its specification, so for instance you might find some translations who had more focus on the beauty of the ...


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As a Christian, he isn't going to accept any evidence you provide from the Koran. You would instead need to make an argument from the religious texts that he believes are valid. To a Christian, the Koran is nothing more than a bunch of made up stories at best. It has no authority or authenticity to Christians. You would instead need to try to make your ...


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Ahmad von Denffer addresses this briefly in his book "Ulum al-Qur'an". He says that in the mus-haf of Ubay b. Ka'b (ra), in addition to it having surahs in a different order, there were two additional chapters and one additional ayah. The first one is entitled "Al-Khal'" or "The Separation" and translates as: O Allah, we seek your help and ask your ...


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The longest Sura is Al-Baqarah البقرة (Arabic for "The Cow") consisting of 286 ayat occupying 48 pages of currently printed mushafs (called Raas Ayah Mushafs مصحف رأس آية, it's special that every page ends with the end of the last ayah in it, so no ayah starts in a page and ends in the next page, which makes it easier while reading). The Sura was so named (...


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There are two strategies of preserving something for a long time. One, as you alluded to, involves one standard, reference master copy. This is what was done for example with the units of measurement - the gold standard was stored in a temperature-controlled room in France. Everything else was measured against it. The principle here is that it is extremely ...


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There are differences between Hadith and Quran. The Quran is: The Words of God Revealed in Arabic In Rhythmical form To Prophet {May Allah's Blessings and peace be upon him) It's recitation is used in forms of worship such as salat It's smallest chapter is a miracle in it of itself Now there are two kinds of Ahadith, Hadith Qudsi Hadith Nabawi Hadith ...


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The total number of ayats in the Quran is 6236. Details below: |-------------+---------------+-------------------------------------------------+------| | Chapter No. | Surah Name | Accepted Variant Names | Ayat | |-------------+---------------+-------------------------------------------------+------| | 1 | al-Fatihah ...


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This is not true, the Quran is the same and this is the opinion of most of Shia scholars. The small kid who memorizes the Quran in Iran (i.e. Shia) will recite the same thing as another one who memorized the Quran in a Sunni country. The major difference between Sunnah and Shia in terms of the sources are related to Sunnah or the Prophet -peace upon him- (...


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Allah the Exalted says in Surah Al-Azhab: مَّا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَا أَحَدٍ مِّن رِّ‌جَالِكُمْ وَلَـٰكِن رَّ‌سُولَ اللَّـهِ وَخَاتَمَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَكَانَ اللَّـهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا Interpretation of the meaning: Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the prophets. And ever is ...


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Homosexual acts are strictly forbidden in Islam. Although it has mainly been focused around men, women homosexuals are not that strongly discussed. This could be that in adultery, the focus is mainly on penetration. In the holy Quran, the people of Prophet Lut have been discussed often. These were the people who heavily dowelled in homosexuality (male). ...


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I would say it is okay as long as you pay attention and listen to it. وَإِذَا قُرِئَ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانُ فَٱسۡتَمِعُواْ لَهُ ۥ وَأَنصِتُواْ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تُرۡحَمُونَ (٢٠٤) When the Qur'an is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your peace: that ye may receive Mercy. (7:204) Surah Al Araaf, Ayah: 204 Listening to the Qur'an when going to sleep actually puts ...


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No, it's not disrespectful. The holy Quran was written by Sahabah (radya Allah 'anhum) to keep it from distortion. And we have "copies" (mushafs) because we (most of us) don't memorize the whole Quran, so we need a way to be able to read and learn it, there is no problem with putting marks while learning. Also there are many mushafs that come with tafseer (...


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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 memorization and recitation on a hand of Scholar not through a book. To understand this, we have to understand the definitions. Quran (القران): is the word of Allah ...


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The Saudi Grand Mufti (back inMarch) apparently justified this on the teachings from Islam. If you copy/paste the following into google, you'll see many news reports of this, however, I cannot cite any in particular as the "original" / "authentic" source: The Grand Mufti, who is the highest official of religious law in Saudi Arabia, as well as the head of ...


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Is there mention of life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in earlier messages? I know I would not be able to answer this question better than at the following articles by Dr. Zakir Naik. Muhammad in Christian scriptures. Muhammad in Jewish scriptures. Muhammad in Hindu scriptures Muhammad in Buddhist scriptures Further reading. So the answer is 'yes'. Muhammad ...


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There is one verse of the Qur'an that mentions lions specifically, but it uses an unusual word (قسورة rather than either ليث or أسد). It is used in Surah Muddathir: 74:49 - Then what is [the matter] with them that they are, from the reminder, turning away. 74:50 - As if they were alarmed donkeys. 74:51 - Fleeing from a lion? So it is ...


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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 Arabic. Those letters exist in languages such as Persian and Urdu, which are written with an expanded version of the Arabic abjad. I hope that answers your ...


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Basically no. What people discover are spurious patterns, which are present in any work. One way to do this is by running your computer looking for a 1-in-a-million possibility, then present what it finds without mentioning all the failed attempts. Pattens have be found in e.g.: The Bible/Torah The works of Shakespeare War and Peace, and the lyrics to Ice ...


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First off, no serious Muslim claims that Allah told them personally to do something specific. Muslims believe that revelation ended with the Qur'an and with the Prophet Muhammad (saws). Allah's message for humanity is contained in the Qur'an. This message has zero tolerance for the killing of innocent human beings and terrorism in general. There is no ...


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No. Chapter 112, Al-Ikhlas (The Purity) describes Allah as follows: 112:1 Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One, 112:2 Allah , the Eternal Refuge. 112:3 He neither begets nor is born, 112:4 Nor is there to Him any equivalent." This is the message throughout the Quran. Allah is not comparable to anything or anyone.


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It is mentioned in the Quran, in Surah Al-Ankabut ( Surah #29 ) verse #14: وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا نُوحًا إِلَىٰ قَوْمِهِ فَلَبِثَ فِيهِمْ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ إِلَّا خَمْسِينَ عَامًا فَأَخَذَهُمُ الطُّوفَانُ وَهُمْ ظَالِمُونَ And We certainly sent Noah to his people, and he remained among them a thousand years minus fifty years, and the flood seized them ...


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The Quranic verse 19:28 is: يَا أُخْتَ هَارُونَ مَا كَانَ أَبُوكِ امْرَأَ سَوْءٍ وَمَا كَانَتْ أُمُّكِ بَغِيًّا Ya okhta haroona ma kana abooki imraa sawin wama kanat ommuki baghiyyan The Arabic word used here is similar to the Hewbrew word אָחוֹת (achowth), its usage is explained in Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon as: Source: Blue Letter Bible, scan on ...


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The structure of answer is: First, I try to establish the reliability of Naskh and to prove that it is doesn't really contradict "Infallibility of Allah" rather it is the wisdom of Allah. Next, I provide explanation for the quoted hadith and "alleged" verse. Naskh (Abrogation) Most Sunni Muslims strongly believe in Naskh (Abrogation). The ...


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Can I read from not from the beginning of a Surah? Yes, of course you can do that, and all Imams do so, like in Taraweeh some of them read a page of Quran in every rak'ah, and then the next page.. etc so they can complete the whole Quran along the month of Ramadan. You can start wherever you want, and read at least three tiny ayat or one non-tiny ayah. Allah ...


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There are three different opinions by Arabic language scholars about the difference: Al-Kisa'i الكسائي: They're two spellings for the same meaning. Sibawayh سيبويه and Al-Khalil (Al-Farahidi): سُداً (Suddan) is the noun, and سَداً (Saddan) is the infinitive form of the verb. Abu-Obaidah and Ibn-Alanbari: سُداً (Suddan) is a barrier made by Allah (plural: ...


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Islam is a message to all the mankind and for all the time. Islam is based on Qur'an and the tradition of the Messenger and slave of Allah, Muhammad ibn Abdullah (Peace and blessing upon him) to whom Qur'an was revealed. The revelation is complete and the religion of Islam is complete with the death of the Messenger. Islam is free from imperfections and it ...


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Whenever a person makes a scientific claim that contradicts the Quran, then only 2 things are possible: Either the Scientific information is incomplete, misleading, inaccurate. Or the Quran has been misunderstood by the person. Yes, humanity is encouraged to question whether or not the Quran is the word of God. But for those of us who have already ...


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The mentioned verse is telling: ...knows what is in the wombs...(Quran 31:34) Now, the word "what" doesn't specifically mean "what the gender is", but it has a general and broader meaning. It refers to Allah knowledge of the future and the destiny of the child, along with the bestowed goods, and other bads that will happen to the child. (Arabic Source) ...


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