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The answer for why the boy was killed is in Qur'an itself. Khidr explains his action: وَأَمَّا الْغُلَامُ فَكَانَ أَبَوَاهُ مُؤْمِنَيْنِ فَخَشِينَا أَن يُرْ‌هِقَهُمَا طُغْيَانًا وَكُفْرً‌ا Interpretation of the meaning: And as for the boy, his parents were believers, and we feared that he would overburden them by transgression and disbelief. [Al-...


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This verse is misquoted in this case. I actually laughed because the classical commentaries on Qur'an have explained this verse centuries before and I can see how the people who committed the heinous act of terror have misquoted this verse to suit their purpose and justify their actions. I will provide the historical context of this verse and also the ...


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Nouman Ali Khan says in his excellent Tafseer Juz 'Amma series that the four oaths at the beginning of this surah are significant because they are on items that have connections with the locations of the best of Creation - the five Messengers (ulul 'azmi min ar-rusul). Muhammad ash-Shanqeetee says in his tafseer that these oaths are not only referring to the ...


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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 short answer is: According to the rules of religion, it is not allowed to kill such boy. But he did not kill based on religion. God directly ordered him to kill the boy. It is like a disaster, such as an earthquake. In this case, God wanted to use Khidr as a tool of killing, instead of a disaster. Actions such as this, that contradict religion, are ...


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The traditional understanding of these ayaat (verses) is referring to the natural death that we will all have, and the resurrection that we will all experience. Jesus (may the peace and blessings of God be upon him) has not died yet; he is not in this earth at the moment, but Islamic theology specifies that he is to return near the end of times and die a ...


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It means a female slave. There is no need for marriage to her be Halal to her owner man. Buying her or receiving her as a share of Jihad spoils is enough that she be Halal to the man who possesses her. Before Islam, Arabs had a heavy slavery culture, but Islam had many rules about slaves and offered very high rewards for making them free. The Prophet and ...


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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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MashaAllah this is a beautiful observation and profound use of the fi'l. There are scholarly opinions on the different usage and the beautiful gems behind it. أنزل comes from the إفعال pattern which denotes something to be sent all at once, whereas نزّل is from the تفعيل pattern which denotes something to be sent down piecemeal or gradually. In the ...


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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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Before going into the detail of the answer I'd like to turn your attention to the correct translation of " بِمَا فَضَّلَ اللّهُ بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ" which is: because of the advantage Allah has granted some of them over others, There are a few points by which your question can be answered: 1. Society will be established even if as few as two ...


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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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To begin, the book quotes the translation of this ayah as "the looming tower." This is a misaccurate translation; I suggest Saheeh International (a collaboration of English writing scholars, Arabic and Islamic scholars), which suggests the translation of: Wherever you may be, death will overtake you, even if you should be within towers of lofty ...


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Allame Tabatabaee in his Al-Mizan exegesis argues that the two "foremost"s refers to those who are foremost in kheirat or good deeds, and thus are foremost in receiving Allah's rahma (compassion) and maqfira (forgiveness), that is foremost in Hereafter. He also narrates hadiths from Ahlul-bayt exemplifying the "Foremost" in Able son of Adam; the faithful ...


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The Arabic term الأميين (translated in 62:2 as "the unlettered") is used more than once in the Qur'an to refer specifically to people who don't have knowledge of the Scripture. In the context of this verse, it is commonly interpreted to mean the pagan Arabs who were not People of the Book (i.e. neither Christian nor Jewish). The obvious interpretation of ...


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I don't believe that this is a good question; there is no controversy to begin with. The story is clearly outlined in the Qur'an. From Surah Baqarah: But Satan caused them to slip out of it and removed them from that [condition] in which they had been. And We said, "Go down, [all of you], as enemies to one another, and you will have upon the earth a ...


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You seem to be asking a couple of related questions. Let me attempt to address them individually first, because they interdepend. How do we Know the Qur'an is Error Free? As Muslims, we take it for granted that the Qur'an is divinely revealed and preserved, error free, for all time. This is a topic in itself worthy of research. The summary is: Indeed, ...


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Great question! I was taught that the main difference between hamd and shukr was that shukr was thanks given after a favor was done. Someone does you a favor, helps you out, gives you something - and you give them shukr in return. It's given in return for some kind of personal benefit. Hamd on the other hand includes shukr but also has an additional ...


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In short: یهود as it is used in the Qur'an refers specifically to the Jews during the time of the Prophet, whereas بنی اسرائیل refers to all descendants of Israel. All یهود are بنی اسرائیل, but not all بنی اسرائیل are یهود. In long: After the reign of Solomon, the ancient Kingdom of Israel broke into two separate kingdoms; the southern kingdom comprised ...


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The source of the sounds (vocal organ) of the alphabetical letters ‘b’ and ‘m’ is one and the same: the lips. So by the passage of time ‘Makkah’ replaced ‘Bakkah’. It can thus be appreciated that the original and ancient name of the place was ‘Bakkah’. In the Quran when it is mentioned as a place of the ancient times (3:96) it has been named as ‘...


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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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For context, I shall quote a related Qur'anic ruling: [Al-Baqarah 228] Divorced women remain in waiting for three [menstrual] periods… This defines the period of waiting — the period in which a wife cannot re-marry and the couple still has the right to reconcile before the divorce is finalized — in terms of menstrual periods, at least ...


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All perfect praise be to Allah As this is a tafseer related question so this does not necessarily require references, but it requires to make it clear how these 2 ayahs are compatible. I will try to explain this, with help of of tafseer from Dr. Israr Ahmed (late), which you can listen(in urdu) here. There are many opinions about this, we will discuss 2 of ...


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If you are asking whether women are created with the sole purpose of being serene for men, and whether its important for them to marry and do that to achieve salvation. The answer is no. Quran 51:56 And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. Women are subject to the same religious obligations as men such as prayer, fasting, ...


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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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The reason is simply because of the core message of Islam: Laa ilaaha illa Allah. The word ilah, in Arabic, means anything that anyone worships. It includes idols, false gods, Allah, and others. And worship, in Islam, is everything from du'a to sacrifical animals, to more. Rasulullah said: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "May Allah's curse be ...


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Allah (the only, unique God in Islamic beliefs), created/creates two types of creations: Creations who don't have their own will: they're مسخّرة or مسيّرة (unfree). Those creations act according to the criteria or routine Allah specified that they will follow. In other simpler words they're "automated", and those creations are not judged to go to Hell or ...


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In one of his articles, Jules Janssens gave the following piece of information about Avicenna's comments on the Qurʾān: Six (or perhaps more correctly, five) such fragments seem to have circulated as independent treatises and have been edited by ʿĀṣī. They concern S. 24, v. 35 (the famous "Light-verse"); S. 41, 11-12a (Then He directed Himself...); S. 87 (...


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You are confusing "obtaining slaves" with "enslaving people". It is right (@Aboudi can read about it here) that Islam restricts the way to enslave people to prisoners of war that are not Muslim, as well as their wives and children. But that does not mean one cannot buy human beings that are already slaves, effectively "obtaining new slaves". The verse ...


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