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5 Conditions to Get Your Repentance Accepted

It was reported by Ibn `Umar that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “O people, seek repentance from Allah. Verily, I seek repentance from Him a hundred times a day.” (Muslim) The term tawbah (Arabic for ‘repentance‘) is an Arabic Quranic term which means “a retreat” or “a return”. Examining the Quran …

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Ramadan: Month of Sympathy

Ramadan: Month of Sympathy

What follows is based on a true story… There was an affluent father who used to keep his family fed and clothed decently, if not splendidly. After a while, things changed and he became in straitened circumstances. Unable to afford food for his family as he used to, the month of Ramadan came. His social …

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Inimitability of Quran: Meanings and Types

Inimitability of Quran: Meanings and Types

I`jaz al-Quran as a term is translated into English in various ways. Some translators render it as “inimitable ellipticism”, while others use “miraculous elegance”, and still others use “grandiose cadence” or “emotive and evocative force”. As a professional translator and teacher of translation, I prefer to use the English equivalent “inimitability of the Quran” due …

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