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The Holy Book: Qur’an The pre-eternal translator of the mighty Book of the Universe, and the post-eternal interpreter of the various tongues reciting the verses of creation:The Qur’an. The Infinite Light:The Prophet Muhammad The exemplary life of the Messenger of Islam and his distinguished, exalted personality. The water of life for the salvation of humankind […]

Importance of Adherence to The Sunnah

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Those who best know the Sunnah’s importance are the Companions. They preferred adherence to the Sunnah to everything else. When Abu Bakr was appointed caliph, the Prophet’s daughter Fatima went to him and requested her share in the Prophet’s inheritance. Despite his loving the Prophet’s relatives more than his own, he reminded Fatima of something […]

The Meaning of Sunnah

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The word Sunnah, denoting such things as the visible part of the face, appearance, path, character and nature, has acquired a particular meaning in the Islamic scholarly tradition and has been used to refer to the path pursued by the Prophet in his life and in his actions. The term encompasses the willful actions or […]

Meaning of “Hadith”

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The Arabic word hadith denotes “news” or “tidings” and “a word,” with the plural form being ahadith. In ancient Arabic, the term was employed to express important news and words that are esteemed. The Arabs used to refer to the news of their famous and important days in pre-Islamic Arabia as ahadith and would describe […]

The Qur’an And Established Scientific Facts

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THE QUR’AN AND ESTABLISHED SCIENTIFIC FACTS It is another argument for the Divine authorship of the Qur’an that it refers to certain facts of creation recently established by modern scientific methods. How, except on account of its Divine authorship, is it possible for the Qur’an to be literally true on matters of which people had […]

The Qur’an: An Eternal Journey

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We are at the table together for dinner, having a good time. My husband is eating a beef dish and liking it very much. My younger daughter, who hates beef, is enjoying her noodles. My older daughter is a vegetarian. She is having a salad, picking only the purple cabbages and the turnips from it. […]

The Quran: The Holy Scripture of Islam

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GENUINENESS OF THE QURAN  The Quran consists of the rhythmic verses, phrases, sentences, and chapters relayed by Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, as revealed to him by God over a twenty-three-year period, and which he proclaimed as his Prophethood’s everlasting miracle. He challenged the Arabs of his time who doubted its Divine […]

Defining the Quran

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Literally, the Quran means the thing arranged or collected and established in the heart, and recited. As a term, the Quran is the name of God’s miraculous or inimitable Word which was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, written down and transmitted to succeeding generations by many reliable channels, and which […]

Approaching the Quran

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The Quran was conveyed by Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, to humanity as God’s Word and testifies to his Prophethood. Being his greatest miracle, it challenges the Arabs of that time and all people to come until the Last Day to produce one chapter like it. It is unparalleled among Divine Scriptures, […]

Matchless Eloquence and Profound Meaning

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Although this medium-sized book contains a certain amount of apparent repetition, it declares that everything wet and dry is in a Manifest Book (itself) (6:59). It addresses and satisfies all levels of understanding and knowledge, regardless of time and place. Hundreds of interpreters have written commentaries on the Qur’an in the fourteen centuries of its […]