Women in the Quran and the Sunna

Women in the Quran and the Sunna In Islam there is absolutely no difference between men and women as far as their relationship to Allah is concerned, as both are promised the same reward for good conduct and the same punishment for evil conduct. The Qur’an says: And for women...

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How Does The Qur’an Regard “Knowledge”?

How Does The Qur’an Regard “Knowledge”? What are the differences between the Islamic and the modern scientific points of view on knowledge (‘ilm)? How does the Qur’an regard “knowledge”? Genuine knowledge (‘ilm) is a source of infinite light covered with truth, which leads enlightened people toward the righteous path. Modern...

Tajwid

What is Tajwid? In the context of the recitation of the Quran, Tajweed (تجويد‎ tajwīd, ‘elocution’) is a set of rules for the correct pronunciation of the letters with all their qualities and applying the various traditional methods of recitation (Qira’at). In Arabic, the term tajwīd is derived from the triliteral root j-w-d (‘to improve’). Tajweed is a compulsory religious duty (fard) when...

Qira’at

What Is Qira’at? In Islam, Qira’at (recitations, readings) refers to the method of recitation of the Quran. Traditionally, there are ten recognised schools of qira’at, and each one derives its name from a famous reader of Quran recitation. Each Qira’at is then transmitted via a riwaya (transmission) named after its primary narrator. Each riwaya a corpus of recitation containing the...

Miraculousness Of Quran

Miraculousness Of Quran While we have an eternal miracle like the Qur’an, I feel no need for any other proof. While we have an evidence of truth like the Qur’an I feel no difficulty in silencing those who deny. In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Say: ‘If...

Surah

What Is Surah? A Surah (سورة‎ sūrah, سور suwar) is the term for a chapter of the Quran. There are 114 surahs in the Quran, 86 are classified as Makki, while 28 are Madini. each divided into verses (āyāt).[2] The chapters or surahs are of unequal length; the shortest chapter (Al-Kawthar) has only three...

Ayah

What Is Ayah? In the Islamic Quran, an Āyah (آية‎; آيات āyāt) is a “verse,” one of the statements of varying length that make up the chapters (surah) of the Quran and are marked by a number. The word means “evidence,” “sign” or “miracle,” and in Islam may refer to things other than...

I’jaz

What Is I’jaz? In Islam, i’jaz or inimitability of the Qur’an is the doctrine which holds that the Qur’an has a miraculous quality, both in content and in form, that no human speech can match.[1] According to this doctrine the Qur’an is a miracle and its inimitability is the proof granted to Muhammad in authentication of his prophetic status. It serves the...

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

Early Quranic Manuscripts

Early Quranic Manuscripts In Muslim tradition, the text of the Quran is traditionally said to have been united into its extant form during the reign of the third caliph Uthman (r. 644–656). According to Corpus Coranicum, a research organisation funded by the Government of Germany, more than 60 fragments including more than 2000 folios (4000...

English Translations of The Quran

English Translations of The Quran The Quran has been translated into English many times. The first few translations were made in the 17th and 19th centuries, but the majority were produced in the 20th. Early translations The Alcoran, Translated out of Arabic into French. By the Andrew du Ryer, Lord...

Birmingham Quran Manuscript

Birmingham Quran Manuscript The Birmingham Quran manuscript is a parchment on which two leaves of an early Quranic manuscript are written. In 2015 the manuscript, which is held by the University of Birmingham,[1] was radiocarbon dated to between 568 and 645 CE (in the Islamic calendar, between 56 BH and 25 AH).[2][3] It is part of the Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern manuscripts, held by...

Sanaʽa Manuscript

What Is Sanaʽa Manuscript? The Sana’a palimpsest (also Ṣanʿā’ 1 or DAM 01-27.1) is one of the oldest Quranic manuscripts in existence.[1] Part of a sizable cache of Quranic and non-Quranic fragments discovered in Yemen during a 1972 restoration of the Great Mosque of Sana’a, the manuscript was identified as a palimpsest Quran in 1981; as it is written on parchment and comprises...

List of Sunni Books

List of Sunni Books This is a list of significant books of Sunni Islam doctrine. Hadiths Al-Kutub Al-Sittah Sahih Bukhari of Muhammad al-Bukhari (d. 870 A.D.) Sahih Muslim of Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (d. 875 A.D.) Sunan Ibn Majah of Ibn Majah (d. 887 A.D.) Sunan Abu Dawud of Abu Dawood (d. 889 A.D.) Sunan al-Tirmidhi of Al-Tirmidhi (d. 892 A.D.) Sunan Al-Nasai of Al-Nasa’i (d. 915 A.D.) Other Authentic Hadith...

Best Prayers from the Glorious Quran

Best Prayers from the Glorious Quran 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 visible, material...

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A Brief Overview of Islam

A Brief Overview of Islam The word “Islam” literally stems from the root “s-l-m” and the words “silm” and “salamah” which mean peace, and which indicate the “submission” or ‘surrender” of oneself to God Almighty, being obedient to His commands, embarking on a safe and secure path that leads to...

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What is Islam?

Islam Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that there is only one God (Allah),[1] and that Muhammad is the messenger of God.[2][3] It is the world’s second-largest religion[4] with over 1.8 billion followers or 24% of the world’s population,[5] most commonly known as Muslims.[6] Muslims make up a majority of the population in 50 countries.[4] Islam teaches that God is merciful, all-powerful, unique[7] and has guided humankind through prophets, revealed scriptures and natural signs.[3][8] The primary scriptures of Islam are...

Book and Wisdom (Kitab and Hikma)

“Book and Wisdom (Kitab & Hikma)” = Qur’an and Hadith Books  “Wisdom / حكمة (Hikma)” is a recurrent word in the Qur’an. “For this We sent a Messenger to you from among you to recite our Verses to you and purify you and teach you the Book and Wisdom حكمة...

Arabian Wisdom

Arabian Wisdom ELECTIONS AND TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ARABIC By JOHN WORTABET, M.D. NEW YORK, E. P. DUTTON AND COMPANY [1913] TO MY CHILDREN “What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”—Micah vi. 8. Table of Contents Editorial Note Introduction The First Chapter of the...

About Wisdom… in Islam

Wisdom in Islam Wisdom has been variously defined throughout the ages. However, none of these numerous definitions have been enough to provide people with the real meaning of wisdom. This is because information seekers have not consulted an accurate source but tried to assess wisdom by their own reasoning. As...

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