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The Sabians are one of the three pre-Islamic monotheistic Abrahamic faiths that the Qur'an describes as the People of the Book - alongside (obviously) Judaism and Christianity. The Qur'an declares this in three places (2:62, 5:69, 22:17), and it seems to relate to "Sābi'ūn", i.e. conversion by submersion. Very little is known about this religious group, with ...


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The reason why this verse is said is: When God mentioned the Flies (ذباب) and spider (عنكبوت) in the Quraan, the polytheists said: "We don't believe in a god who uses such (flies and spiders) examples", so Allah revealed this verse: "Indeed, Allah is not timid to present an example - that of a mosquito or what is smaller than it." You can check this on ...


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Just because they say something doesn't necessarily mean that they speak true. Even the remainder of the ayah indicates that what they said was nothing more than their own wishful thinking, rather than actual fact. What really matters in this case is understanding who "they" is referencing — based on the facts in OP, it's unlikely to be the Jews in ...


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The verse doesn't say that God asked Adam to teach them the names, the verse says that God asked Adam to inform them about the names. The verb used is «أنبِئهُم» not «عَلِّمهُم». Their usage is quite different is Quran. The following is what I understand from Quran: The reason God tells Adam to inform the Angels about the names seems to be that God wants ...


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There are two different things here. Firstly, let me begin asking one question... "What is the punishment for treason in most countries?" In most countries (almost all) in the punishment for treason is death. This would be for spying, attacking ones own country etc. This applies all the more on the military. In the time of the Prophet (pbuh) most people ...


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Wa alaikum salam. No, Satan is a djinn. And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange. (...


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Here lets clarify a few things.. 1) The verse says "they say" which implies belief of people not teachings of the torah, mishnah or gemara. 2) The verse DOES NOT say "they all say", so does not hold true for the beliefs of all jews. 3) To further bolster this opinion, lets look at the christians (who are also a part of this verse ), you will find roman ...


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It's explained in other verses of Quran: chanting the psalms (Azzaboor), thus he is example for the perfect reciting that mountains and birds where affected by his recitation. Adaptation of iron and making shields Judging The most important one is he learned about Allah(knowing Allah) (And Allah knows best).


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They were preferred or made superior because they embraced religion and followed the Divine Prophets while other people lived in misled and ignorance. But once they started to misbehave by disobeying their Prophets and compromising their religion they instead invited God's wrath and condemnation. This is apparent in several Qur’anic verses condemning Jews ...


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The reconciliation is that one is a general ruling (عموم), while the other is about a specific case (خصوص), i.e. an exception. A true contradiction would have existed if: the hadith too had a generic scope, e.g if it said "kill every non-muslim" OR the verse too had a specific scope, and the specified subject was the same group e.g. if it said "let there ...


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Literally "Islam" means "submission" so "Islam" is called "Islam" because the sole criteria which has to be satisfied in Islam is one's submission to the will of God. Literally speaking, all Divine religions from Adam to Mohammad can be called "Islam" because they share the same criteria as mentioned before. They all require man to surrender himself to only ...


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There is nothing in the Qur’an or sunnah that indicate who lived on Earth before Adam. Rather the reports that speak of this are the opinions of those who wrote the Tafsir, among the companions and tabieen(Those who followed the companions). To know what they have said go back to Tafsir At-Tabri, Ibn Kathir, and Tafsir "Tahreer and Tanweer". In a nutshell, ...


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My question is, why is this Ayat referring to Quran as a book? This needs to be understood along with other ayats. In Surah aali Imran 3:81 = And when Allah took the covenant of the prophets, [saying], "Whatever I give you of al-Kitab and wisdom and then there comes to you a messenger confirming what is with you, you [must] believe in him and ...


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There are ahadeeth mentioning it's greatness, but I do not know any Ahadeeth which explicitly mentions what makes it great or important. But it is great because it encompasses all seven Usool of Allah names and attributes. It is important because it is one of the reasons of entering Jannah: من قرأ آية الكرسي دبر كل صلاة لم يمنعه من دخول الجنة إلا الموت ...


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That two verses after the main verse of Ayatul-Kursi (255/2) are not a part of Ayatul-Kursi, but we sometimes read them for more sanctification and reward (thavab). The main verse (of Ayatul-Kursi) is: اللَّـهُ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ...


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This verse you referenced has nothing to do with stoning (ie., punishment for adultery). The confusion here is stemming from your understanding of "stones". The stones mentioned here are not just random stones such as the ones that are found on the ground [which tend to be used for the God-ordained punishment of stoning (eg, using a large rock/stone)]. ...


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Due to the high names of Allah in this ayah, the name Ayatul Kursi was taken by people in the Prophet's lifetime. And nobody is known accurately who named this ayah. From the book Tafsir Al-Mizan: This verse was named "the verse of the Chair(Ayatul Kursi)" in the early period of Islam during the lifetime of the Prophet; and was thus described by the ...


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The middle prayer is salat Al Asr عَنْ يَحْيَى، سَمِعَ عَلِيًّا، يَقُولُ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَوْمَ الأَحْزَابِ وَهُوَ قَاعِدٌ عَلَى فُرْضَةٍ مِنْ فُرَضِ الْخَنْدَقِ ‏ "‏ شَغَلُونَا عَنِ الصَّلاَةِ الْوُسْطَى حَتَّى غَرَبَتِ الشَّمْسُ مَلأَ اللَّهُ قُبُورَهُمْ وَبُيُوتَهُمْ - أَوْ قَالَ قُبُورَهُمْ وَبُطُونَهُمْ - نَارًا ‏"‏ ‏....


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Short Answer It is obligatory on all Muslims to give Da'wah to the kuffar, and if Da'wah reaches the Kuffar, and do not enter Islam and follow Muhammad, then they will be of the people of hell fire. Now if Muslims force non-Muslims, then this is wrong and should not happen, as for why some might do that I do not know. Lastly asking people to follow the ...


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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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This question is really good and should have been asked in the Arabic Section. As i couldn't find something which reveals the secret behind this choice for those both negation in the few tafsir book i consulted i asked the question in there. And the Answer was really interesting (shortly): in Arabic both ما and لا are used to negate (a verb) so far so good....


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What names is Allah (SWT) referring to? The verses 2:30-33 form a dialogue between God and the angels. They raise a question about the God's decision of making Man a vicegerent on the Earth. Afterwards, God answers them by asking Adam to tell them some names. If they were names of God or those of the angels then it may prove that Adam was more ...


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From Tafsir al-Maududi: وَعَلَّمَ آدَمَ الْأَسْمَاءَ كُلَّهَا ثُمَّ عَرَضَهُمْ عَلَى الْمَلَائِكَةِ فَقَالَ أَنبِئُونِي بِأَسْمَاءِ هَٰؤُلَاءِ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ After this he taught Adam the names of all things. Then He set these before the angels and asked, "Tell Me the names of these things, if you are right (in thinking that the appointment ...


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You'd have to look at historical context as well. First of all, there were a large power vacuum when the Prophet Muhammad died, leading to the Ridda wars. This was a clear attempt by apostates and other false prophets to gain power. Apostasy contributed very strongly to national instability at this point, as well as a lot of killings and torture upon ...


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Although I am not 100% sure, I think that the names that were taught to Adam are the names of God. This is so that Adam can glorify the names of God. It makes sense that the first thing man should learn are the names of the Creator. Names being the quality that describes the Creator. The names of the angels may also be taken from hte qualities of God as they ...


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When Allah said to the Angels that he will create Adam, there was a conversation that happened between Allah and them, there was also a conversation among the angels themselves, we all know the conversation between Allah and the angels, but not all of us know what was the conversation among the angels, I saw a video in YouTube for Tareq Al-sweedan who ...


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Salaams, First of all angels were being informed here by Allah (swt)of His plan of creating a "Khalifa" successor/viceergent, as angels will be playing an important role to support,help and serve humanity, in this verse. The angels were not questioning or criticizing God un auzobillah,they were wondering why God is creating a revised edition of a being (...


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According to this Aya (Al-A'raf [7:27]): From http://quran.com/7/27 O children of Adam, let not Satan tempt you as he removed your parents from Paradise, stripping them of their clothing to show them their private parts. Indeed, he sees you, he and his tribe, from where you do not see them. Indeed, We have made the devils allies to those who do ...


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I have read about a book called 'Akhbar azZaman' written by al-Mas'oudi. I read there was a chapter in it called "On the Peoples Before Adam". There were apparently many peoples before Adam, including a people who resembled Bani Adam. The same webpage mentions al-Maqdisi without giving the name of his book, and claims that it contains information of 2 ...


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Allah chose Adam, Nuh (Noah), the family of Ibrahim (Abraham) and the family of 'Imran above the 'Alamin (mankind and jinns) (of their times). (Qur'an 3:33) Here Prophet Adam(pbuh) and family of Ibrahim are the favorites of Allah. And more over note that Prophet Moses (Moosa pbuh) was of the family of Ibrahim(pbuh). (Perfectly showing the generations ...


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