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Quran's Order

The Quran's Order: Why Has It Changed?

Short Answer: The Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad by Angel Gabriel over a period of twenty-three years. During Ramadan each year, Gabriel would recite all the verses revealed so far with Muhammad. At the end of his life, it was revealed to Muhammad the final order in which the verses and chapters were to be written down. _____________________________________ …

All You Want to Know About Quran Revelation

Allah, the Creator, has not only brought about the creation, but continues to sustain and direct it. He has provided many forms of guidance, indeed, a system of guiding principles, a part of which are the laws of nature. But Almighty Allah has also granted a special form of guidance for mankind from the outset …

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Why Did Prophet Muhammad Often Visit the Cave of Hira'?

Short Answer: Mostly, he was thinking and meditating on the Greatness of God, and seeking to escape the social ills that dominated Meccan society at the time, including abuse and neglect of women, idolatry, an unfair balance of wealth, and abuse of those living in poverty. It was during such a time that God sent revelation …

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Why Plural "Easts" and "Wests" in the Quran?

Short Answer: The Quran uses the singular, dual, and plural forms of these words to indicate various meanings, including the literal directions of east and west, the domination of Allah over the whole of creation, and the rising and setting of both the sun and the moon. Asalamu Alaikum Awais, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your …

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Was Muhammad A Prophet Or An Opportunist?

Short Answer: Surely if he had been an opportunist, he wouldn’t have refused to accept the bribes from the ruling clan in Makkah when they offered him anything and everything if he would only drop his message of God’s Oneness. Islam cost him all the wealth and prestige he had gained in his marriage to Khadijah. …

Know Quran

How Do You Know The Quran is from Allah? Part 2

Salam (Peace) Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Please find part two of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. As stated in Part 1, looking at the Message of the Quran itself: 1- The Quran repeatedly makes it clear that God is the …

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How Do You Know The Quran is from Allah? Part 1

Salam (Peace) Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Please find part one of the answer to your question below. The second and final part at the link here. To begin with, let us clearly understand the subject of your question, namely the Muslim belief about Allah, the Prophet, and the …

How Do We Know The Revelation Is Credible? Part 1

Salam Amina, Thank you for your question.  Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. Muhammad Asad wrote that all religions, not only Islam, rely on the fact that: only a small segment of reality is open to man’s perception and imagination, …

How Do We Know The Revelation Is Credible? Part 2

Salam Amina, Thank you for your question.  Please find the second and final part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. During the 23 years from the revelation of the first verses (recorded in Surat Al-`Alaq 96:1-5), the Quran was revealed to the Prophet in stages. There …

Was The Quran Revealed in 7 Ways?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, there is a saying that, of the Prophet Muhammad, that the Quran was revealed in seven different ways. Can you elaborate a little bit on this question, or rather answer? …



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