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First let me address your last paragraph, hunting isn't per se haram, it is only haram to kill for people who wear Ihram (for any of both 'Omrah or hajj) which is quoted in the next verse: O you who have believed, do not kill game while you are in the state of ihram. ... (5:95) Therefore the test for the believers was that they had the opportunity to ...


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The divining arrows (Al Azlam) is where pagans used arrows to make decisions which they deemed to be "divine answers" from their pagan gods. IslamQA gives a good description of divining arrows: "During the Jaahiliyyah, they had arrows or pieces of wood, on one of which was written “Do it”; on other arrows were written the words “Do not do it” and “Not ...


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Some people questioned the Prophet (pbuh) only to mock him. "People before you" asked such questions and they were given answers. They did not believe the answers, so they became disbelievers because of that. This occurred because these rulings were made plain to them, yet they did not benefit at all from that, for they asked about these things not to gain ...


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To complement @Medi1Saif's answer, this verse was revealed for a specific occasion when on the Day of Hudaybiyyah, the Muslims were on their way to perform 'umra in a state of ihrām. The test is that of obedience. As per Qur'an 5:1, hunting is not permitted while one is in the state of ihrām, which all the companions were in on that day. The animals and ...


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Ref Belomancy and Divination. والأزلام للعرب ثلاثة أنواع : منها الثلاثة التي كان يتخذها كل إنسان لنفسه ، على أحدها افعل ، وعلى الثاني لا تفعل ، والثالث مهمل لا شيء عليه ، فيجعلها في خريطة معه ، فإذا أراد فعل شيء أدخل يده - وهي متشابهة - فإذا خرج أحدها ائتمر وانتهى بحسب ما يخرج له ، وإن خرج القدح الذي لا شيء عليه أعاد الضرب ; وهذه هي التي ضرب بها سراقة ...


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If they learn of the arrival of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and reject him and continue on their original religion, then no they will not have "nothing to fear or regret". This should be apparent from several verses in the Quran: ومن يبتغ غير الإسلام دينا فلن يقبل منه وهو في الآخرة من الخاسرين And whoever desires other than Islam as religion - never ...


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First of all you should know that the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) warned his companions not asking too much (for details) as did banu Israel, so that their ahkam (of shari'a) became "difficult" to apply. See for example in Sahih Muslim. What type of questions where they asking? Ibn al-'Arabi in his tafsir gave 4 possible reasons for the ...


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The basic meaning of the word waseelah is a path that brings one near to something. Allah commands His believing slaves to fear Him (taqwa). When this word is accompanied by mention of obedience, it means refraining from haram things. It says that Seeking nearness to Allah is done through Obedience and leaving the sins. After that Allah says, "And seek ...


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Who are deluded are not Meryem and Isa, but those who developed wrong beliefs about Isa and Allah, even though they were clearly told the truth. If you read and consider the verses 72 to 75 as a whole, you will realize that by "they", -in my understanding- Quran refers to those who say "The Messiah (Isa), the son of Meryem, is Allah (God)." and those who ...


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Indonesia is a Muslim-majority country. There should be no non-Muslims running for a governor position in the first place. Imam An-Nawawi in his Sharh said: قال القاضي عياض أجمع العلماء على أن الإمامة لا تنعقد لكافر وعلى أنه لو طرأ عليه الكفر انعزل قال وكذا لو ترك إقامة الصلوات والدعاء إليها قال وكذلك عند جمهورهم البدعة NOTE. My own translation, so ...


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A better ayah to use is probably this: The believers should not take the disbelievers as allies instead of the believers, and whoever does that Allah will have nothing to do with him, except when you are wary of them out of caution. Allah warns you to beware of [disobeying] Him, and toward Allah is the return. (3:28) In the case of two equal or semi-...


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Verse 5:105 is not talking about physical harm as your question seems to point. Rather; it is talking about the responsibility of the believers: are believers responsible for their actions only? Or are they responsible for the actions of others? And should they refrain from enjoining the good and forbidding the evil or not? Ibn 'Abbas and Abu Ja'far Al-...


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Does Qur'an 5:48 imply that Allah wants Jews to follow the Torah and Christians to follow the Gospel ... Yes. ... instead of the Qur'an? No. Al-Ma'idah 5:44 clearly stipulates that Allah is referring to the Torah that Allah has sent down, not the one that has been corrupted; only the one revealed by Allah. إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَا التَّوْرَاةَ فِيهَا هُدًى ...


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Here I think God doesn't speak about the physical harm, instead Allah is referring to a harm of your faith. He is saying that your faith is your responsibility and yours only. The disbelievers will not harm your faith. This is only from the context of the sentence, if you read it in arabic, as there is no punctuation in arabic, so the whole verse should be ...


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First of all in the Verse you mentioned: أعز and أذل are (plural) nouns in the feminine form أَذِلَّةٍ and أَعِزَّةٍ. And the emphasis is not on those words, so you may have misunderstood or missed the meaning! While in the dua' they are verbs in the imperative form! Meanings of أعز and أذل: أعز: could mean cherish, value greatly or reinforce... All of ...


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The circumstances of the revelation Ibn Kathir doubted the narration you've quoted in his tafsir saying (My own translation take it carefully): قال علي بن أبي طلحة ، عن ابن عباس : نزلت هذه الآيات في النجاشي وأصحابه ، الذين حين تلا عليهم جعفر بن أبي طالب بالحبشة القرآن بكوا حتى أخضلوا لحاهم . وهذا القول فيه نظر ; لأن هذه الآية مدنية ، وقصة جعفر مع ...


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While ibn Kathir in his tafsir says that al-Abras الأبرص is known. And made some details about the interpretation of al-Akmah الأكمه: (And I heal him who is Akmah) meaning, 'a person who was born blind,' which perfects this miracle and makes the challenge more daring. ﴿وَالاٌّبْرَصَ﴾ (And the leper) which is a known disease, (Source: qtafsir) The ...


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I will explain your quote to the best of my knowledge: The Messiah, son of Mary, was not but a messenger; [other] messengers have passed on before him. This shows that 'Isa () was one of Allah's messengers and he had been given the same orders and privileges as any other messenger before or after him And his mother was a supporter of truth. They both ...


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Firstly, the prohibition of murder is also ordained directly for the Muslims: ولا تقتلوا النفس التي حرم الله إلا بالحق And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden, except by right. — Quran 17:33 Secondly, regarding whether a law from the Shariah of the previous nations is applicable to us, such a law will fall into one of the following ...


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In the name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Your question: Do modern day Jews, Christians and Sabians have nothing to fear or to regret? That depends on each person, because some they have heard of Islam but have rejected and they have to fear and those Christians, Jews and Sabians in our days Whoever did not heard of Islam correctly or ...


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That there is no بدا ie our destiny is set and it can't be changed. In Arabic, the word hand implies power/ability. و في التّوحيد عن الصّادق عليه السلام: في هذه الآية لم يعنوا انّه هكذا و لكنّهم قالوا قد فرغ من الأمر فلا يزيد و لا ينقص قال اللَّه جلّ جلاله تكذيباً لقولهم‏ غُلَّتْ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَ لُعِنُوا بِما قالُوا بَلْ يَداهُ مَبْسُوطَتانِ يُنْفِقُ ...


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One may answer this by logic in the following way: If we accept and believe that Allah is just, then his shari'a is just so seeking an award outside of Allah's rulings must be a kind of injustice and denial of Allah's justice and shari'a which implicates that this is kufr (rejecting the truth)! So basically there's no difference between a judge who instead ...


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Now first of all according to the tafsir books this Verse was revealed with his predecessors so you should read them together! According to tafsir att-tahrir wa at-Tanwir التحرير والتنوير a group of man (sahaba) wanted to refraining from all lusts of dunya to get near the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) in rank. According to the Imams at-Tabari ...


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As it is obvious in the apparent meaning of the word “the means or (الوسیله)”, it means the Means which can convey us to Allah (closer), in fact it approaches us to Allah. But about the Tafseer or interpretation of the word “الوسیله” (the means), I found the related issue in the site below which is in Farsi. I hope it could be profitable for you if you know ...


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The words used are "Al-Yahud" (The Jews) instead of just "Yahud" (Jews). If you were to start reading about 8-10 verses back and come to this, you would quite easily figure out that this is talking about some specific Jews who were opponents to the Prophet Muhammad(s). Those Jews must have then be saying what is said in this verse. It is not a general ...


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