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Does the sun set in a murky pool in Qur'an 18:86?

The verse in question does not say that the sun sets in in a murky pool; rather, it says that Dhul-Qarnayn found it as if it were setting in a murky pool (this is what appeared to his eyes). ...
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Where was the place where Moses followed al-Khidr and met the boy?

From Tafsir Ibn Kathir: (في المقام الأول، طلب موسى من الخضر لأنه نسي وعده، ثم جاء طائر وجلس على حافة القارب، غمس منقاره مرة أو مرتين في البحر، وقال الخضر لموسى: فإن المعرفة ومعرفتك، بالمقارنة بمعرفة ...
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Is verse 18:4 meant especially for Christians?

The verse is general for everyone who has such a creed. At the time of revelation it included the Christians, the pagans who believed that the angels were daughters of Allah, and the fringe sect 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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Does the sun set in a murky pool in Qur'an 18:86?

The Quran isn't a Textbook. The purpose of the Quran is to guide the spiritual and moral life of the people, not to provide technical documentation on the working of the world. Non-muslims who expect ...
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What time did Dhul Qarnayn live in according to Islamic sources?

Strangely in this old fatwa they didn't quote sources even if in an Arabic version they did (see here). Basically the source is imam ibn Kathir's al-Bidaya wa an-Nihaya البداية والنهاية the translated ...
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Reading first 10 ayah in salat

Before answering your questions, be aware that the recommendation on what to read and what not comes from ijtihad of the scholars and madhhab views that some times are a bit narrow. This isjithad is ...
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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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What happend to the second garden of the disbeliever?

To explain this we need to perform a tafsir or go through the whole story. The best help i could find is tafsir at-tahriri wa-tanwir of Sheikh ibn Ashour (May Allah have mercy with him) and al-Kashaf ...
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