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What is Sharia?

Sharia is a term that is associated with Islam. All over the Islamic world, Sharia is defined to be the subject or division of issuing Islamic laws. The establishment of Islamic Sharia in all Islamic countries has been always the work of man. Religious leaders/Imams/Ulamaa/Scholars have always taken the responsibility to compile data to come up with the Sharia Laws. …

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What would be considered a basic divine quality of Quran?

Being timeless and dynamic. God states that His scripture is for all people: [Quran 38:87] “This is a reminder for the world. [Quran 25:1] Most blessed is the One who revealed the Statute Book to His servant, so he can serve as a warner to the whole world. A message and a reminder that conforms to a vast variety of …

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Isn’t Islam the religion for Arabs?

No it is not. The concept of submission existed since man first stepped foot on earth. All monotheistic scriptures were revealed in different languages such as Hebrew and Aramaic. The final scripture, which is the Quran, was revealed in the Arabic language and was delivered through an Arab named Muhammad. It’s a fact that the Arabic language is the most …

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Should we use the word “Allah” or “God”?

In as many times as we have been on the internet or in a discussion or a chat group, we almost always run into someone who feels offended that we use the word “God” when we talk about the One and Only God (Allah in Arabic). It is surprising to notice that most of these Muslim brothers and/or sisters do …

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What the Quran says about Jews and Christians?

By: Ro Waseem A common misconception about the Quran is that it promotes hatred of Jews and Christians, and asks Muslims to not be friends with them. Strangely, instead of voicing out against such a misrepresentation of verse 5:51 (which contains the commandment), some Muslims actually revel in quoting this verse as a means of feeling superior, perhaps. Who needs enemies, …

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Are Women & men Equal in Islam

The answer is different when it comes to God compared with traditional Islam. Every Westerner thinks that Islam is very chauvinistic and oppressive towards women. In Islam of today as practiced by most traditional sectarian Muslims, this is very true. However, in true Islam (Submission), as revealed in the Quran, nothing could be farther from the truth. God treats men …

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Dogs in the Quran

Dogs in the Quran ?? Are’nt they dirty (Najis) ?!!!!! I heard this from a Muslim friend. So I told him to read the Quran and find what Quran says about dogs. It is interesting to know that dogs are mentioned in the Quran 5 times, not just once, 7:176, 18:18, 18:22 (three times). NO WHERE does God call the dogs dirty animals or …

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Theorising Quran: An Introduction

This section in Quranology Blog is on the theory of Quran as a phenomenon within human being. In order to understand what this means, we should contemplate the concept of theory. Theorising is simply thinking about a thing. It involves developing and testing propositions and compiling a set of principles. It is philosophising. Pontificating. Contemplating. Perhaps even rationalising to an …

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Noah’s Ark and the Importance of Doubt

11:31 (paraphrase):  “I disagree with you that my followers are of lesser status.  God knows their true merit.” by Fawad Ahmed, MD A teenager recently asked:  “How did Prophet Noah’s ark accommodate so many animals?”  Before answering that question, let us discuss the story of Prophet Noah. The earliest Messenger mentioned in the Quran is Prophet Idris, who lived in …

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Uswatun Hasanah – The Most Beautiful Model

It says in Surah Al-Ahzaab, verse no. 21 “Indeed you have in the messenger of Allah, an excellent example to follow.” Therefore to follow his example, must we look into the books of’ traditions’ that are attributed to him? The verse in Surah Al Ahzaab read as follows in the Arabic: Certainly you have in the messenger of Allah an …

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