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Explanation of word ‘Amanah'(surah Ahzab 33:verse 72)

Question Could you explain the meanings of word ‘Amanah’ in surah Ahzab 33 verse 72?I have never been able to get to the bottom of the real meaning of this verse.Kindly help me have a better understanding. Wassalam Answer First, have a look at the simple translation of the verse”Indeed, We offered the trust to … Read more »

Do all paths lead to God? Maidah 5:48

Question In Surah 5:48 there is a statement which is often interpreted as allowing other people to have their faiths because they can lead to God as well. However, if this is so then many non-Muslims state that why should they follow the Qur’an and Islam if they can simply follow their own faiths? Could … Read more »

A question regarding embryology in the Quran

Question About 2 weeks ago I emailed you regarding the allegation that Christian missionaries make about the references to embryology in the Qur’an. You responded back by asking me what exactly was the allegation made by the Christians. Well the allegation they make is regarding Surah 23 verse 14. They say that when the Qur’an talks about … Read more »

Do the Jews and Christians worship Allah?-Al-Hajj 22:40

Quran 22:40 says: “……..For had it not been for Allah’s repelling some men by means of others, cloisters and churches and oratories and mosques, wherein the name of Allah is oft mentioned, would assuredly have been pulled down. Verily Allah helpeth one who helpeth Him. Lo! Allah is Strong, Almighty.” In the above verse, is … Read more »

Clarification of Al-Ahzab 33:72 – The Meaning of Al-Amana

Question I was recently reading Surah 33: 72 in the Qur’an and was a bit confused. Is the Surah stating that humans chose “al-amanah” (which I am translating as reason….) but that it was a mistake? Is the Surah implying that one should not use one’s reason? Could you clarify? Answer First of all, We would like you to consider a … Read more »

Memorising the Quran

Question I was wondering about something concerning memorizing the Qur’an. A brother told me recently that it was expected in the Prophet’s time that everyone memorizes the Qur’an.  Is this true? If so it doesn’t make sense because why then would Hadhrat Abu Bakr and Hadhrat Umar have asked Hadhrat Zaid bin Thabit to collect … Read more »

Regarding the Quranic script

I have two questions and I hope you will elaborate on them, in detail. First one is: a Christian wrote: Abu Musa al-Ash’ari, one of the early authorities on the Qur’an text and a companion of Muhammad, is reported to have said to the reciters of Basra: We used to recite a surah, which resembled … Read more »

On the revelation of Quran

The First Question I have started reading two translations of the Qur’an along with a biography of Mohammed’s life. I was curious as to how ‘convenient’ the Qur’an was to Mohammed.  It seems that issues would be ‘revealed’ as they were personally needed by himself.   God is so great that it seems odd that God … Read more »

Why different translations of the same verse?

Question The Qur’an is supposed to be in a simple language, which can be easily understood, I know it is not easy for a person like me who doesn’t know the Arabic language. Is it in fact easy for a person whose mother tongue is Arabic? If so, why are there so many different translations? … Read more »

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