The kalimah (word) in the Quran: What does it mean?

The kalimah (word) in the Quran: What does it mean?

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What is the ruling on using the subha (prayer beads)?

What is the ruling on using the subha (prayer beads)?

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What is the ruling on circles of dhikr?

What is the ruling on circles of dhikr?

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The takbirs recited [before] both ‘Eid prayers

What are the takbirs that are recited [before] both ‘Eid prayers and what is the ruling for them?

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What is the ruling on reciting the Qur`an before the adhan of Friday prayer?

What is the ruling on reciting the Qur`an before the adhan of Friday prayer?

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What is the ruling for reciting surat Al-Sajdah regularly on the dawn of Friday?

What is the ruling for reciting surat Al-Sajdah regularly on the dawn of Friday?

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What is the ruling on playing the Qur`an during office hours?

What is the ruling on playing the Qur`an during office hours?

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Is making dhikr out loud a reprehensible innovation?

Is making dhikr out loud a reprehensible innovation?

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What are the virtues of completing the Qur`an more than once during Ramadan?

What are the virtues of completing the Qur`an more than once during Ramadan?

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Praying God to give us a son, is this permissible?

Praying God to give us a son, is this permissible?

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Invoking God in numbers that are not found in the Sunna

Is making dhikr in numbers more than those prescribed in the Sunna a reprehensible bid’a or impermissible ?

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Using hizbs and wirds in invocation

What is the ruling on invoking God through hizbs (litanies) and wirds (regimens) that have been compiled, and what is the ruling for a Muslim selecting a set invocation to invoke on a daily basis?

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Invocation of God: what does it mean?

What does dhikr mean? Is it permissible to invoke God with one of His Names like ‘Allah, Allah’ and, ‘Al-Rahman, Al-Rahman’ without putting it in a full sentence?

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Reciting the Qur`an before Friday prayer

What is the ruling on having the Qur’an recited before the Friday prayer and people assembling to hear it?

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Reciting the Qur`an for the deceased: does he receive the reward?

Reciting the Qur`an for the deceased: does he receive the reward?

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The ruling on reciting the takbirs during the Eid prayer

What is the ruling on reciting the takbirs during the Eid prayer? What if one says the longer versions as opposed to the ones mentioned in the hadith which include sending prayers upon the Prophet at the end?

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Sufism: a manual for spiritual growth?

What is the ruling for a Muslim joining a Sufi order? Why are their numerous orders? If Sufism is asceticism, invocation, and traveling the path to God, is it not enough for a Muslim to suffice with the Qur`an and the Sunnah as a manual for spiritual growth?

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What is meant by "people of Qur`an"?

What is meant by "people of Qur`an"? Who are the people of God mentioned in the Prophetic hadith? Are they limited to those who memorize Qur`an and follow its rules? Can the designation be extended to those who read it regularly and follow its rules but are unable to memorize it?

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I feel that the Qur`an is meant for practicing its teachings and not for learning it by heart. Am I correct?

I feel that the Qur`an is meant for practicing its teachings and not for learning it by heart. Am I correct?

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the compilation of the Qur`an & the arrangement of its chapters

We know that the first Qur`anic verses that were revealed were the opening of Surah 96, entitled “Al-‘Alaq” (Blood Clots). Could you then please tell me why this Surah is not placed at the beginning of the Qur`an, and why it begins with Surah “Al-Fatihah” (The Opening)?
 

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If the Qur`an was assembled after the Prophet's death, how can we make sure that it was consolidated in its original arrangement?

If the Qur`an was assembled after the Prophet's death, how can we make sure that it was consolidated in its original arrangement?

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How are the long chapters of the Qur`an arranged?

How are the long chapters of the Qur`an arranged?

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What is the status of ‘Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Rahim’ at the beginning of each chapter of the Qur`an?

What is the status of ‘Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Rahim’ at the beginning of each chapter of the Qur`an?

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The accuracy of the different translations of the Quran

There are many translations of the Quran and I do not know which one is correct. How can I choose which one to read?

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The seven heavens mentioned in the Qur`an, where are they?

The seven heavens mentioned in the Qur`an, where are they?

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The process of the compilation of the Qur`an: was it prone to error?

The process of the compilation of the Qur`an: was it prone to error?

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The Qur`an and reason: two poles apart?

The Qur`an and reason: two poles apart?

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Is the Qur`an a historical document or can it be applied to all times?

Is the Qur`an a historical document or can it be applied to all times?

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Do the ruqyah verses of the Qur`an drive away magic and sorcery?

Do the ruqyah verses of the Qur`an drive away magic and sorcery?

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Reading the Qur`an vs. listening to an audio recitation

Does reading the Qur`an directly from the mus-haf entail the same reward as listening to a recording of the Qur`an?

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Reciting the Qur`an with tajwid, is it obligatory or preferable?

Reciting the Qur`an with tajwid, is it obligatory or preferable?

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Reciting the chapter of ‘Al- Mulk’, does it protect from the torment of the grave?

Reciting the chapter of ‘Al- Mulk’, does it protect from the torment of the grave?

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Is the one who doesn`t offer the prostration of Qur`anic recital considered sinful?

Is the one who doesn`t offer the prostration of Qur`anic recital considered sinful?

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How many prostrations of Qura`nic recital are there?

How many prostrations of Qura`nic recital are there?

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Is the intellect the foundation of revelation?

Is the intellect the foundation of revelation?

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The Qur`an Attending to the Intellect as an Action or Power

The Qur`an Attending to the Intellect as an Action or Power

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What is the proof that invoking God is left unrestricted?

I heard some scholars saying that the matter of making remembrance of Allah is left unrestricted. Can you please provide me with proofs from quran, sunnah, ijma’ and qiyas?

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Is it permissible to make audible greetings to the Prophet after prayers?

Dear Respected Scholar, some Muezzin send Salat& Salam on Prophet Muhammad loudly immediately after the Azan and has made this a habit. Was this a command of the Prophet PBUH or a Bidah?

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What is meant by "people of Quraan"?

What is meant by "people of Quraan"? Who are the people of Allah that have been mentioned in prophet Mohamed hadith, are they limited to those who memorize Quraan and follow its rules or it could be extended to those who read it regularly and follow the rules but are unable to memorize it?

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Does God commend us to refer to the people of the book when we are in doubt?

Dear Sir,
When God asked Prophet Muhammad in a verse to refer to the people of the book if he is in doubt, which people was God talking about? If the bible/torah were already forged, then how would he refer to people who followed a falsified religion? I really need to know the answer to this as I am wondering a lot about this verse.
Many thanks

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What are the benefits of reciting 99 names of Allah?

What are the benefits of reciting 99 names of Allah?

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Some Muslims in India think that we should not send salutation to Prophet Muhammad as a second person but only as a third person because he died. Is this true?

Muslims in India say if you are standing before the blessed grave of the Prophet, do not read salam on hadrat Mohammed (pbuh). For example, yanabi salaam alyka. Is this claim right or wrong? Please give evidence from Qur'an and sunnah.

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What is the ruling on wiping one’s face with his hand after supplication?

What is the ruling for saying supplication in one's hand after prayer and wipe one's face and head with it after finishing? Some people deny this claiming that the Prophet (pbuh) did not do that. Please clarify?

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Is it permissible to say tasbih out loud after prayer?

Is it permissible for the Turkish muezzin to say the prayer of the azan out loud for everybody and after they finish the prayer they take a special moment for the tasbih. Is there any proof for this? I am a follower of the Hanafi school of thought and they say this is normal but at other hanafi's mosque they don’t do this. Could you please give me evidence.

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Reading from a copy of the Qur`an during prayers

Is it permissible to read from a copy of the Qura`n while praying?

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Reading surat Al-Kahf in congregation on Fridays

What is the ruling for a group reading of surat Al-Kahf on Fridays? Some people object to this practice maintaining that it contravenes Islamic law.

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Reciting the Qur`an before the adhan of Friday prayer

What is the ruling on reciting the Qur`an before the adhan of Friday prayer?

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Reciting the Qur`an without ablution

the ruling for reciting Surat al-Sajdah regularly on the dawn of Friday.

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Supplicating audibly at the graveside after burial

What is the ruling on supplicating audibly for the deceased by his grave after burial?
This issue sparked a debate between those who carried a deceased to his grave.

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The takbirs said before the Eid prayers

What is the ruling for the following takbir which is recited [before] both ‘Eid prayers:
Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar. La ilaha illa Allah, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa lilahu al-hamd. Allahu akbar kabiran wa al-hamd lillahi kathiran wa subhan Allahu bukratan wa asilan. La ilaha illa Allah wahdu. Sadaqa wa'du wa nasara 'abdu wa `a'azza jundu wa hazama al-ahzab wahdu. La ilaha illa Allah wa la na'bud illa iya mukhlisin lahu al-din walaw kariha al-kafirun. Allahum salli 'ala sayiduna Mohammed wa 'ala al sayiduna Mohammed wa 'ala as-hab sayiduna Mohammed wa 'ala ansar sayiduna Mohammed wa 'ala azwaj sayiduna Mohammed wa 'ala dhuriyyat sayiduna Mohammed wa salam tasliman kathiran.

Some people claim that it is an innovation and prohibited.
 

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Throwing papers containing Quranic verses and the beautiful Names of God in the trash and on the streets

It has become customary in governmental divisions to write the Basmallah (meaning, "In the name of God Most Gracious, Most Merciful") at the top of any request. These requests (and pages from newspapers containing Quranic verses and the Names of God) are later disposed of in trash cans or thrown on the street ,and thus get stepped on which undermines their sanctity. What is the ruling for this?

 

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Using Quran Braille

What is the law for using Quran Braille for blind person? What is the law for those who can see but try to learn Quran Braille?

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We are going to publish a dhikr booklet in Japanese, how can we protect it from being desecrated by non Muslims?

I am Japanese convert. We decided to publish a booklet about Islam for newly converted to Islam and Japanese Muslims to increase there knowledge about Islam. The booklet includes dhikr like Subhan Allah in Arabic. The booklet is for Muslims but we are wondering if the booklet maybe given to non Muslims. We are worried that that they may throw it without thinking about the name of ALLAH in Arabic.

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Gathering to recite the Qur`an on the anniversary

Is it permissible to recite the Qur`an without ablution?

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Invoking blessings upon the Prophet after the adhan

What is the ruling for invoking blessings upon the Prophet after the adhan?

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Is invoking God in numbers more than those found in the sunna a reprehensible innovation?

Is invoking God (dhikr) in numbers more than those found in the sunna a reprehensible innovation (bid‘a) or impermissible (haram)?

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Is it permissible to invoke God with just one of His Names like “Allah, Allah”?

What is the invocation (dhikr) of God? Is it permissible to invoke God with just one of His Names like “Allah, Allah” and, “al-Rahman, al-Rahman,” without it being in a full sentence?

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Is it permissible to say the supplication after adhan (calling to prayer) out loud?

Assalam ailkum wa rahmatullah wa baraktoh, I was praying in a Turkish mosque and found the meuzzin saying the duaa (supplication) after the azan out loud. Is this permissible?
and after they finish the prayer they take a special moment for tasbeeh(praising God) and also the meuzzin says a few things. They say this according to the Hanafis but is there any proof for these acts?

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Is making invocations dhikr out loud a reprehensible innovation?

Is making invocations (dhikr) out loud a reprehensible innovation?

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Is purification stipulated for reading the Qur`an?

Is it permissible to read the Qur`an without making wudu` [ablution]?

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Playing the Quran during office hours

What is the ruling of Playing the Quran during office hours?

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Prayer beads

What is the ruling concerning prayer beads [subha]?

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What is the ruling for invoking using litanies (hizbs) and daily regimens of invocation?

What is the ruling for invoking using litanies (hizbs) and daily regimens of invocation (wirds) that have been compiled, and what is the ruling for a Muslim selecting a set invocation to invoke with daily?

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What is the ruling of gathering in circles to make invocations (dhikr)?

What is the ruling of gathering in circles to make invocations (dhikr)?

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What is the ruling on using prayer beads (subha)?

What is the ruling on using prayer beads (subha)?

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Completing a reading of the entire Qur'an for the deceased


Some people complete a reading of the entire Qur`an three days after a person's death. What is the ruling for this, and does the reward for it reach the deceased?

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Dont we have to say after reading Qur'an sadaqa Allahu al-azeim...is this true?

Don’t we have to say after reading Qur'an (sadaqa Allahu al-azeim)...is this true? Please clarify

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Gathering to listen to Qur`anic recitations before the Friday sermon

I supervise a mosque in Gamasa where a reciter would recite the Qur`an audibly on Friday before the imam ascends the pulpit. We then decided with the mosque sheikh that each person should recite the Qur`an on his own instead. However, the majority of congregants demanded the reciter's audible recitation. Is this considered an innovation?

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Gathering at the house of the deceased to invoke blessings on the Prophet and make supplications.

A few days after a person dies, his family invites scholars and others to his house where they gather to invoke peace and blessings upon the Prophet and make supplications for the sake of the deceased and all Muslims—the living and dead. The family serves food to the attendees out of gratitude for having accepted the invitation and for comforting them. Is there anything prohibited in such a ceremony? Is it permissible for the guests to eat from the food they are served?

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What is the ruling for a Muslim entering into a Sufi Order?

What is the ruling for a Muslim entering into a Sufi Order? Why are their numerous Orders? If Sufism is asceticism, invocation, and traveling the path to God is it not enough for a Muslim to suffice with the Qur’an and the sunnah as a manual for spiritual growth?

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