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Interpreting the Quran Through the Quran Itself

Interpreting the Quran Through the Quran Itself

{Allah has sent down the best statement: a consistent Book wherein is reiteration. The skins shiver therefrom of those who fear their Lord; then their skins and their hearts relax at the remembrance of Allah…} (Az-Zumar 39:23) The Quran is a book of light and remembrance, and it was revealed for us to ponder upon …

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Was The Quran Meant Only For Simpletons?

Walaykum Assalam wa Rahmat Allah, Thank you for sending your question to Ask About Islam. The Qur’an and Modern Knowledge A very good and thorough academic/scientific response to your question could be found in the remarkable work of famous French Surgeon, Dr. Maurice Bucaille, compiled in his book “The Bible, The Qur’an and Science, The Holy Scriptures Examined in the …

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Why Were Some Quran Verses Abrogated By Others?

Salam Dear Stefanie, Let me first thank you for your detailed question and all the thoughts you have presented therein. Let’s first agree on some points, which I believe you are aware of. Even Professionals Err First, there are some scholars who have mastered all the Quranic sciences that qualify them to understand its occasions …

Why Do You Read the Qur'an? Learn How to Establish a Fruitful Relationship with It

Why Do You Read the Qur'an?

To attain a faithful relation with the Qur’an, you need to read it with no purpose other than to receive guidance from your Lord, to come nearer to Him, and to seek His good pleasure. What you get from the Qur’an depends on what you come to it for. Your niyyah (intention and purpose) is …

Quran Chapters: Divinely Revealed Names?

Asalamu Alaikum Warina Hope you are doing well. May Allah Almighty reward you for sending your question. Indeed, it is always good to hear from our brothers and sisters and be able to provide them with information that can help them better understand their religion.  Muslims believe that the divinity of the Quran and its …

Why Does the Quran Require Context

Why Does the Quran Require Context?

Salam Dear Adam, Thank you for your question, kind comments, and for contacting Ask About Islam. In today’s religious climate, this is indeed, a very good question. While the Quran is the Word of God, the description of the historical setting, people’s actions and involvement in any event is not necessarily the Word of God. Compare …

Two Ways of Collective Quran Study (Part 2)

Two Ways of Collective Quran Study (Part 2)

Part 1 The following guidelines should help in making the collective Quran study effective. Study Circle Participants One: The number of participants should be 3-10; with no great divergence in the levels of their knowledge and intelligence. Anything less will make it a dialogue, anything more may hinder the active participation of everyone. …

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