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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Simply believing that Allah exists isn't enough to be a believer. Even the polytheists during the time of the prophet believed that Allah existed, they just also believed that He was one of many gods. Christians believe that Allah exists, but they also believe that He has a son and is triune in nature. Disbelief here basically means rejecting what Allah is. ...


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From Tafsir al-Maududi: وَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ أَلَّا تُقْسِطُوا فِي الْيَتَامَىٰ فَانكِحُوا مَا طَابَ لَكُم مِّنَ النِّسَاءِ مَثْنَىٰ وَثُلَاثَ وَرُبَاعَ فَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ أَلَّا تَعْدِلُوا فَوَاحِدَةً أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ ذَٰلِكَ أَدْنَىٰ أَلَّا تَعُولُوا And if you be apprehensive that you will not be able to do justice to the orphans, you may ...


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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 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 &...


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Islam makes abundantly clear that mankind has great potential for good (e.g. "We have certainly created man in the best of stature"). Muslims are commanded to behave and dialogue in the best manner possible with Muslims and non-Muslims alike, and therefore the question of the inherent evilness of non-Muslims does not arise. The people Muslims most look up to ...


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Only Allah heals! What Allah did with Yusuf was to show his blessings. God may do whatever he wants with the method he chooses. No cloth or even a man can heal or do out of Allah's willing. A believer seeks healthiness from Allah, and follow available medicine according to our prophets teachings.


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The most important reason is that human being cannot put himself in place of God. Means there are some functions which only God is permitted to do not human. And about this issue God tells us that He gives life and he takes life, see this verses in Quran: "He gives life and causes death, and to Him you will be returned."(Surat Yūnus,verse56) "... ...


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maṣābīḥ is the plural of miṣbāḥ, which means “lamp, light”. Of course, the commentators have debated what sort of “lamps” are intended in this verse, but one view is that the reference is to meteors or some other shooting stars. In any case maṣābīḥ in the plural can hardly refer to the sun.


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If we take the Verse (43:84)literally, it would mean that there's a deity in the heaven and an other on earth No, it would not mean that if you take it literally(and we always should). the verse means that Allah is a deity in heaven , (and also) a deity on earth. who said and an other on earth !!? the verse only means and on earth EDIT: as for the ...


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"Corn" as you're referring to wasn't actually known in Arabia during the time of the prophet; it is a grain that was developed in North/Central America and wasn't imported into Europe and points east until after Columbus. The word "corn" however has been used historically to refer to any number of different edible grains, such as wheat, millet and oats, ...


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Hadith commentaries are the equivalent of tafsir books when it comes to hadith sciences. Basically these commentaries are called sharh شرح meaning explanation (plural shurooh شروح). And the content of these books can be somewhat different according to the intention and focus of the authors, for example some just try to explain words of a hadith, some check ...


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Allah does not forget (Qur'an 20:52): قَالَ عِلْمُهَا عِندَ رَبِّي فِي كِتَابٍ لَّا يَضِلُّ رَبِّي وَلَا يَنسَى [Moses] said, "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a record. My Lord neither errs nor forgets." The word نسي has multiple meanings as can be seen in Al-Mo'jam: Forget, fail to remember, fail to recall Fail to care for Leave out ...


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