Understanding the Impact: Why Desecrating the Quran Hurts Millions

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The Majestic Quran, a beacon of light and guidance for nearly two billion Muslims worldwide, represents more than a religious text. It embodies the spiritual heart and moral compass of an entire faith. When incidents occur where copies of the Quran are deliberately burned, it strikes at the core of Muslim sensibilities and values, fostering […]

Prophet Jesus in the Quran

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  In the teachings of Islam, Jesus (Isa in Arabic) is revered as one of the greatest and most distinguished Prophets sent by Allah. The Quran offers a profound narrative of his life, mission, and spirituality, providing a unique, enlightening, inspiring perspective. This short blog explores the Quranic depiction of Jesus, emphasising his remarkable status […]

Women in the Quran

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  In contemporary discussions about the Quran, critics often claim that the Quran is primarily a book meant for men. Thereby relegating the role and status of women to the periphery. However, a closer examination of the Quranic text reveals a profoundly different reality. A reality that underscores the Quran’s unequivocal commitment to the equality, […]

Understanding the Wisdom Behind the Non-Chronological Arrangement of the Quran

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In the realm of divine revelation, every word and every verse of the Quran holds immense significance. It is a scripture that transcends time and space, guiding humanity with its profound wisdom. Yet, one aspect that often perplexes many is its non-chronological arrangement. Why, one might ask, is this sacred text not presented in the […]

Understanding the Quran: A Fundamental Obligation in Islam

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The Quran is our sacred book and represents the Divine word of Allah, as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It serves as a guide for us, providing essential knowledge and teachings about ethical values, morality and how to lead a righteous life. However, despite its importance, many of us neglect to […]

Is It Permissible To Annotate the Quran?

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Question: I have a translation of the Quran in English and I was wondering if it is permissible to highlight a verse or to even write on the side of the pages? Answer: Yes, it is permissible to make notes while studying the Quran, as long as one maintains adab in doing so. In fact, […]

The Power of Understanding the Quran during Ramadan

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Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims all around the world. It is a month of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and increased devotion to Allah. One of the most powerful ways to connect with Allah during this blessed month is by reading the Quran with understanding. The Quran is the holy book of Islam […]

Why do some Surahs have different names in the Indopak and Uthmani versions?

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Surah naming traditions have developed over time and have been influenced by various cultural and linguistic factors. However, despite the differences in names, the content remains exactly the same in both versions. The Indopak version, which is used mainly in the Indian subcontinent, follows a tradition of naming the Surahs based on the central theme […]

Why have you translated the Basmala different from other translations?

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Most translators have used ‘Merciful’ or ‘mercy giving’ for Rahman and Rahim, I translated Rahman as “the Kind”. The word Rahman is derived from the Arabic verb Rhm meaning kindness not merciful. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (SOED) defines mercy as: A) Compassion forbearance shown to enemies or offenders in one’s power. B) God’s forbearance […]

What is the difference between the IndoPak and Uthmani scripts?

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There are two main styles of Arabic scripts used in the Quran today. Both are widely circulated and known by various names. Firstly, we have the Uthmani or Madani script and the second is known as IndoPak or Farsi (Persian) script. Both employ the Uthmani script standards but differ slightly in the convention of the […]