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Why does Surah Taubah start without Bismillah?

According to Imam al-Qurtobi in his tafsir five reasons for the lack of al-Basmalah (Bismillahi ar-Rahmani ar-Rahim) in surath bara'ah براءة or at-Taubah (at-Tawbah) have been quoted by scholars: It ...
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Pronounciation of first aya of Surah Humaza

It is pronounced as lumazah when making a pause at the end of the first ayah. Check the recitation with pause: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEHUaGHyNFU It is pronounced as lumazatin ilathi when you ...
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How were the Surahs of the Qur'an named?

There's a kind of difference of opinion on whether the names of the surahs of the qur'an are proven to be given by the prophet () through divine guidance (this is often referred to as tawqeef التوقيف ...
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How were the Surahs of the Qur'an named?

Surah names were identified by the Messenger ﷺ. There are multiple hadiths where surah names are mentioned. More information can be found in this (Arabic) fatwa: https://www.islamweb.net/ar/fatwa/...
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Why rename a surah of 'Abu Lahab '

Surahs can have multiple names. What names is used by a certain person or in a certain publication would depend on convention: the name that they perceive is more familiar to their audience. ...
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Which tradition states that Surah An-Nasr was revealed in Makkah?

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 ...
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Which tradition states that Surah An-Nasr was revealed in Makkah?

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 ...
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What is the entire meaning of Surah Hajj, verse 77?

If one checks most tafsir books he finds that apparently, there's not really much to say about this verse (ibn Kathir even doesn't explain the verse at all), only the fiqh dispute whether it is a ...
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Was the man who was resurrected after 100 years Uzair (Probably Ezra)?

This article states Scholars differ on who is the person who is revived after being turned off for 100 years. Ibn Abu Hatim narrates from Ali ibn Abu Talib who said that the person mentioned in this ...
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Who did name Surah al-Isra as Bani-Israel? (As the other name of Al-Isra)?

Quoting from Soorat al-Isra’ is also called Soorat Bani Isra’eel (read this full link for better understanding and full details.): Soorat al-Isra’ is called Soorat Bani Israa’eel in two saheeh ...
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What is the precise meaning of "Surah"?

Let's start by checking the meaning from the Qur'an itself: You will find this word ( the Arabic noun) Surah/Sura سُورة (plural suwar سُوَر or surat سُورات) in many Qur'an Verses (I'm not sure if i ...
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What does reading surahs during salah in a reverse way mean?

What you are referring to is what is called tankees تَنْكِيس. The majority of scholars define it by reading the verses of quran in the reverse order for example reciting a surah beginning with the ...
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What does reading surahs during salah in a reverse way mean?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, You would have heard about the recitation of Surahs in prayers in a ...
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What exactly does "Bayyinah" mean in the Quran?

The people of the book were in consensus that Allah took the covenant of the Prophets, [saying], "Whatever I give you of the Scripture and wisdom and then there comes to you a messenger confirming ...
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Which surah(s) include in each verse one of Allah's beautiful names?

The somewhat surprising answer is that no Surah other than Surah Mujadilah includes a name of Allah in every verse. These are the top 20 surahs in terms of percentage of verses that have Allah's names:...
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Which surah(s) include in each verse one of Allah's beautiful names?

Yes, another one is Hashr surah 59 ayas 23-24 Huwa Allāhu Al-Ladhī Lā 'Ilāha 'Illā Huwa Al-Maliku Al-Quddūsu As-Salāmu Al-Mu'uminu Al-Muhayminu Al-Azīzu Al-Jabbāru Al-Mutakabbiru ۚ Subĥāna AllāhiAmmā ...
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Ending an aya (or pausing) on the letter haa

I just opened the Quran on my phone and I see after the 'ha' there is an silent Alif or 'Laam'(Not 100% sure). Anyway the ending letter becomes that Alif so reading the 'ha' is correct. In some other ...
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Is there a way to reconcile the traditional chronology of early surahs with the biographies of Muhammad?

I think to your concern I could find half of an answer because I still have no clue about the order of surat al-Qalam. There have been two periods of silence. After the first period of silence which ...
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Sahabi who got sick after reading a surah

One very weak narration I came across is this mentioned in tafsir ibn Kathir: Al-Hafiz Abu Bakr Ibn Abi Ad-Dunya recorded that Ja'far bin Zayd Al-'Abdi said, "One night, in Al-Madinah, 'Umar ...
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Ending an aya (or pausing) on the letter haa

It seems to me that you are neither an Arabic speaker nor have a basic level in understanding Arabic. As what you suggest would rotate an Arabic linguist in his grave if he could. Let me explain your ...
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Was the man who was resurrected after 100 years Uzair (Probably Ezra)?

There is no definite evidence that it was Ezra (عزير) but this is the report narrated from a group of exegetes. Other reports also exist saying that it was the prophet Jeremiah (إرمياء) or Ezekiel (...
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نحن (Nahnu) usage in the Ancient Near-East

Questions about language are off-topic. However the use of a plural noun or pronoun to refer to a single entity is fairly normal. For example: قلنا يا ذا القرنين إما أن تعذب وإما أن تتخذ فيهم حسنا We ...
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What is the difference between FOUAD and QALB?

Some remarks In our (daily) use of Arabic language we consider both nouns al-Fuad الفؤاد and al-Qalb القلب as synonyms, but this isn't the case in the Qur'an and sunnah (see for example in this sahih ...
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Regarding interpretation of Surah Tin (non-mention of other trees such as oak and cedar)

The following has been narrated as the interpretation of التين and الزيتون respectively: The fruits that we eat: Fig and Olive Shaam and Palestine The mosque of Noah at Mount Judi and Bayt al-Maqdis ...
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The verse about the disobedience of the iblees

A translation of the verse is: And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate before Adam"; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He refused and was arrogant and became of the ...
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Word Count per Surah

+-----+----------------+-----------------+ | # | Surah Name | Number of words | +-----+----------------+-----------------+ | 1 | Al-Fatihah | 29 | +-----+----------------+-----...
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Regarding the hadith below, and the ayah [23:5-7]

This is a case where everything is banned except what is specifically allowed. The ayah is clear about this: "And they who guard their private parts Except from their wives or those their right ...
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Regarding the hadith below, and the ayah [23:5-7]

You're readings your own words into the hadith. It nowhere says that haram thing needs to be explicitly named, only that if something is not forbidden (directly or indirectly in any way at all) then ...
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Does Allah swt refer to himself as "We" in Surah al Kahf?

Bismillah hir rahman nir raheem Wa alaykum as sallam wa rahmatullah wa baraktuhu Yes and in many other places in quran allah refers to himself as we,this is known in the arabic and English language ...
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