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In the the verses 30:2-3 , Where were the Romans defeated by the Persians? Is this verse a miracle or not?

The prophecy about the Romans winning in less than 10 years after losing to the Persians did take place. The place where the Romans got defeated is not explicitly mentioned in the Qur'an or the ...
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What is the special night mentioned in surat ad-Dukhan (44:3-4)? And what exactly will be distinct?

I am adding this as reference work only, it seems most of the mufassirin mentions laylatu al qadr. About verse 4: فِيهَا يُفْرَقُ كُلُّ أَمْرٍ حَكِيمٍ Muhammad Asad translates it to: On that [...
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Which surah(s) of the Qur'an covers the most stories (Prophets/real person)?

Surah A’raaf (The Heights) has stories of Prophet Adam at the start, moves on, later the Prophet Nuh’s story comes, then Prophet Hud’s, then Prophet Saleh, then Prophet Lut, then Prophet Shu’aib, then ...
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Apparent contradiction in verse 2:29

The verse in Qur'an 2:29 that you quoted says: هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ لَكُم مَّا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ اسْتَوَىٰ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ فَسَوَّاهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ ۚ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ ...
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Refrence of Quranic verse" muslim slave better than non muslim slave "

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] ...
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What is the meaning of "He covered you with a sort of drowsiness" phrase in Quran 8:11?

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 ...
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Poor sahaba giving few dates as charity in Tabuk Expedition

It seems to me that in the video there's a mix of two different stories: a famine during the expedition and the story of the 7 poor sahaba who wanted to support the expedition but had nothing but ...
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What is the meaning of the verse in Quran 4:2

The verse you are asking about is: وَآتُوا الْيَتَامَىٰ أَمْوَالَهُمْ وَلَا تَتَبَدَّلُوا الْخَبِيثَ بِالطَّيِّبِ وَلَا تَأْكُلُوا أَمْوَالَهُمْ إِلَىٰ أَمْوَالِكُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ حُوبًا كَبِيرًا ...
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What is the special night mentioned in surat ad-Dukhan (44:3-4)? And what exactly will be distinct?

This night is laylatul qadr (the night of glory) when the First Surah of the Quran was revealed (Surah Alaq). The night implies the same night which has been called lailat-ul-qadr in Surah Al-Qadr (...
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What is the context of the verse 4:34 of Quran?

A commentary of the said verse by Al Wahidi explains the occasion of its revelation: Said Muqatil: “This verse (Men are in charge of women…) was revealed about Sa‘d ibn al-Rabi‘, who was one of ...
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Why does Moses seem to take Khizr slaying a boy lightly?

To learn more about the story behind the story here are some sources (note for the explicit story of the killed boy there are many different versions on how he was killed Imam al-Qurtoby in his tafsir ...
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Why does Moses seem to take Khizr slaying a boy lightly?

He did not take it lightly, but although he did not know the reason, he had to trust Al-Khidr because Allah recommended him: In the story explained by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) : ‘Moses got up to ...
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Was the Noah flood global or local?

The flood was local because it was a torment to those who denied Noah's (AS) preaching. Noah(AS) was close to Adam(AS) which indicates that at that point the human race would be all Noah's tribe in ...
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Was the Noah flood global or local?

Look at the verses in the Quran in reference to the flood: We sent Nuh to his people and he remained among them for fifty short of a thousand years; yet the Flood engulfed them while they were ...
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Which festival is mentioned in Quran 20:59 as appointment of Pharaoh and Moses?

Well so far i can't give you an exact date etc. But according to tafsir ibn Kathir یوم الزینة was the day of festival: That was the day of their celebration and their New Year's festivity. It ...
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What is the basis for giving meat of qurbani as a gift to relatives and friends?

As for the three parts some scholars -especially from the shafi'i school of fiqh- base it on the verse itself: ... then eat from them and feed the needy and the beggar (22:36) interpreting it as ...
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What is the reason/cause of the verse in regards to Uzair?

Tafsirs state that this was revealed in response to a specific group of the Jews who said this to the Prophet Muhammad(p.b.u.h) and was not a common belief, nor does it remain a canonical belief in ...
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Why these mostly identical verses in surat an-Nisa' have a different ending?

Mahamud ibn Hamza (also known as Burhan ad-Din) al-Karmani محمود بن حمزة الكرماني wrote in his book asrar at-Tikrar fil Qur'an أسرار التكرار في القرآن (the deeper meanings of repetitions in the Qur'...
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Were all the verses of the Quran written down during the lifetime of the Prophet (s.a.w.)?

Yes, they were. The Prophet chose the scibes and under his supervision they would copy word for word. Known scribes were: Ali ibn Abi Talib, Abdullah b. Masud, Abu Dardah, Zayd b. Thabit, Ma'adh b. ...
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Why was prophet Lot (pbh) told not to look back?

Let me quote Islahi. His exegesis (Urdu) of Surah Al-Hijr is available here. The following translation is mine as I could not find its English translation. To look back again and again while ...
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Why was prophet Lot (pbh) told not to look back?

According to the tafsir of Imam Al-Qurtoby they have been told not to look back for the reason that they should do their best (hurry) to leave the place before the morning as it said in an other Verse ...
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Why was prophet Lot (pbh) told not to look back?

The prophet Lut (May peace be upon him) was leaving his people as Allah ordered him to do: "The angels said, "O Lot, indeed we are messengers of your Lord; [therefore], they will never reach you. ...
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