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Tafsir

Preserving the Qur'an against distortion311

Q: A friend of mine raises doubts regarding the authenticity of the Mus-hafs (copies of the Qur’an) we have nowadays. He claims that they contain interpolations and, according to him, there was a scribe who refused to hand the manuscript (copy) of the Qur’an that he had to...

Superiority of the Qur'an278

Q 3: I heard some scholars asking which is better: the Qur’an or `Isa ibn Maryam (Jesus son of Mary, peace be upon them)?...

Is the Qur'an mere words or supplications as claimed by some people?255

Q 4: Is the Qur’an just words or supplications as some people claim?...

Are the present copies of the Qur'an the very words of Allah?255

Q: Does the Qur’an we have today contain the very same words that were revealed by Allah or are there texts other than those in the Mus-hafs (copies of the Qur'an) we have nowadays?...

The inimitability of the Qur'an173

Q 5: What challenge has Allah made to those doubting that the Qur’an was revealed to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)?...

Naming the Surahs182

Q: Who was it who named the Surahs (Qur'anic chapters)? Was it the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)?...

Reciting Surahs out of order254

Q: A person led the people in the ‘Isha’ (Night) Prayer and recited, after Al-Fatihah, Surah Al-Masad in the first Rak‘ah (unit of Prayer), and Surah Al-Fil in the second Rak‘ah. What is the ruling on this? May Allah reward you the best. (Part No. 4; Page No. 17) I heard ...

Order of the Surahs and Ayahs292

Q 5: I heard some people say that the Surahs (Qur'anic chapters) should be arranged according to the order of their revelation, and that it was arranged in its present order by Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him). Is it permissible to arrange the Surahs according...

Ordering the Surahs according to the `Uthmany Mus-haf199

Q 1: Please find attached a copy of Juz’ ‘Amma (the last 30th of the Qur’an), with footnotes giving the meanings of difficult words. I noticed in it that the Surahs are arranged in reverse order, starting with Surah Al-Nas and ending with Surah ‘Amma.Please advise if this order is permissible and ...

Reciting the Surahs according to the `Uthmany Mus-haf210

Q 1: Is it permissible to recite the Surahs (Qur'anic chapters) in an order other than that of the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’an), for example, Surah Al-Falaq before Surah Al-Nas or something like that?...