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Respect For The Qur’an

Respect For The Qur’an Reciting the Qur’an to your children and teaching them how to read it is of great importance, but there is something that is even more important. That is giving your children the sense that what is being recited is “the word of Allah.” Nowadays, one of...

List of Legends in The Quran

List of Legends in The Quran A number of legends, parables or pieces of folklore appear in the Quran, often with similar motifs to Jewish and Christian traditions which may pre-date those in the Quran.[1] One folklorist, Alan Dundes, has noted three “folktales” in the Quran that fit the pattern of those included...

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Quran and Miracles

Quran and Miracles Islam considers the Quran to be a holy book, the word of Allah, and a miracle. The text itself is believed to be a miracle on the grounds that the Arabic text would not conform to the standard poetry and prose categories commonly expressed by other forms of written and spoken languages...

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Satanic Verses

What Is Satanic Verses? Satanic Verses refers to words of “satanic suggestion” which the Islamic Prophet Muhammad is said to have mistaken for divine revelation.[1] The alleged verses can be read in biographies of Muhammad by al-Wāqidī, Ibn Sa’d and Ibn Ishaq,[2] and the tafsir of al-Tabarī. Most Muslim scholars reject the historicity of the incident on the basis of the theological doctrine of ‘isma (prophetic infallibility...

Dhul-Qarnayn

What Is Dhul-Qarnayn? Dhul-Qarnayn, (ذو القرنين‎ ḏū’l-qarnayn, “He of the Two Horns”), appears in Quran 18:83-101 as one who travels to east and west and erects a wall between mankind and Gog and Magog (called Ya’juj and Ma’juj).[1] Elsewhere the Quran tells how the end of the world would be signaled by the release...

Alexander The Great In The Quran

Alexander The Great In The Quran The story of Dhul-Qarnayn (in Arabic ذو القرنين, literally “The Two-Horned One”, also transliterated as Zul-Qarnain or Zulqarnain), mentioned in the Quran, may be a reference to Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 BC), popularly known as Alexander the Great.[1] Western and traditional Muslim scholars generally identify Alexander the Great...

Arguments For The Divine Authorship Of The Qur’an

Arguments For The Divine Authorship Of The Qur’an When we study the Qur’an’s words, styles, and meanings even superficially, we notice immediately that it is unique. So, in rank and worth it is either below—even Satan cannot claim this, nor does he conceive of it—or above all other books. Since...

What Is Quran How Can It Be Defined?

What Is Quran How Can It Be Defined? The Quran is an eternal translation of the great book of the universe and the everlasting translator of the various ‘languages’ in which Divine laws of the creation and operation of the universe are ‘inscribed’; the interpreter of the books of the...

Sources for The Quran

Sources for The Quran Scholars have been able to point out several pre-existing sources for the Quran. Some scholars have calculated that one third of the Quran has pre-Islamic Christian origins.[1] The most famous pre-Islamic source for the Quran is the Bible, which predates the Quran by several centuries. Quran contains references to...

The Qur’an

The Qur’an In accordance with humanity’s worth and value, and considering the human heart, spirit, mind, and physical being, the Qur’an descended from the Highest of the High. Containing the most perfect messages, it is a collection of Divine Laws. Followed today by more than one billion people, the Qur’an...

Is The Holy Book Word Of God?

Is The Holy Book (The Quran) Word Of God? The Holy Book is completely different from all the other books in the world 1. When we study the Holy Book even superficially from the viewpoint of its wording, styles, and meaning, we will certainly conclude that it is completely different...

Islam’s The Holy Qur’an

Islam’s The Holy Qur’an If We had sent down this Qur’an on a mountain, surely you would have seen it humbled, rent asunder by fear of God. Such comparisons do We coin for people that perhaps they may reflect. (59:21) The Qur’an is the Divine Word or Speech sent down...

Historical Reliability of The Quran

What Is Historical Reliability of The Quran? Historical reliability of the Quran concerns the question of the historicity of the described or claimed events in the Quran. Muslims have generally disapproved of the historical criticism of the Quran[1]. In the Muslim world, scholarly criticism of the Quran can be considered an apostasy and can be punished by death.[2] Scholarly criticism of the Quran,...

Esoteric Interpretation Of The Quran

What Is Esoteric Interpretation of The Quran? Esoteric interpretation of the Quran, taʾwīl (تأويل), is the allegorical interpretation of the Quran or the quest for its hidden, inner meanings. It was a synonym of conventional interpretation in its earliest use, but it came to mean a process of discerning its most fundamental understandings.[1] Esoteric...

Comparisons Between Quran And Modern Civilization

Comparisons Between Quran And Modern Civilization A parable to understand the fundamental differences between the Quranic wisdom and human philosophy: Once, a religious and skillful, renowned ruler wanted to write the Quran as beautifully as required by the sacredness of its meanings and the miraculousness of its wording. He wanted...

Is Holy Book Word Of God?

Is Holy Book (The Quran) Word Of God? Let us begin by affirming that the Holy Book is unique among scriptures in two very important respects which even the Holy Book’s opponents are obliged to acknowledge. Firstly, we have the Holy Book in its original language and this language is...

Qur’anic Perspective Of The Universe

Qur’anic Perspective of the Universe According to Islam, the universe resembles a book written by God, a palace built by Him to make Himself known to conscious beings—primarily us. The universe essentially exists in God’s Knowledge in meaning. Creation means that through His Will, He specifies or gives a distinct...

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