13-Does Rabb Al-Alamin mean Lord of the Worlds?

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The phrase Rabb-al-Alamin occurs 42 times in the Quran and is translated as Lord of the Worlds. There are numerous explanations in tradition attempting to explain this translation. However, if the Quran by its own words is clear, distinct, and detailed, then why go to tradition for answers? Here are a few of the explanations … Continue reading 13-Does Rabb Al-Alamin mean Lord of the Worlds?

11-Hijab, what does it really mean in Quran?

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The word hijab is a perfect example of how a word evolves over time. Hijab went from meaning a barrier, to the universally recognized word for a Muslim woman’s head scarf. This highlights the importance of studying an ancient text like the Quran through Its root words. The root remains the same, while the derived … Continue reading 11-Hijab, what does it really mean in Quran?

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9-Food for thought what Quran says about eating

Around 200 verses in the Quran mention the words food, eat, and drink. Why is a “Book of guidance” so painstakingly concerned about our dietary intake? Could what we eat and drink actually impact our virtue or lead us to righteousness? Well according to the status quo, the answer is yes. Yet we should ask … Continue reading 9-Food for thought what Quran says about eating

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7-Juxtaposition of Heaven and Earth in The Quran

Juxtaposition is a literary device wherein the author places a person, concept, place, idea or theme parallel to another. The purpose of juxtaposing two directly or indirectly related entities close together in literature is to highlight the contrast between the two and compare them.Literary-devices.com This is exactly how the Quran introduces two opposing concepts to … Continue reading 7-Juxtaposition of Heaven and Earth in The Quran

5-The significance of root words

Languages are constantly evolving, new words are introduced into the vocabulary by way of colloquialism and slang every generation. Here are some examples of evolution in the English language: https://ideas.ted.com Nice: This word used to mean “silly, foolish, simple.” Far from the compliment it is today. Naughty: Long ago, if you were naughty, you had … Continue reading 5-The significance of root words

3-Quran addresses the rational mind

Why is it so that so many Muslims are afraid to speak publicly and criticize Islam and its traditions? Because the Sharia laws of blasphemy and apostasy can actually get you killed. These laws were canonized into Islam centuries ago to censure and stifle free speech and free thinking in the Muslim world. Secularism.org reports: … Continue reading 3-Quran addresses the rational mind

2-Horizontal reading of Quran

Once your head is cleared of all preconceived notions, the next step is a horizontal reading of the Quran. A horizontal reading, or a comparative reading, is a method of textual analysis used by Biblical scholars to compare multiple accounts of a similar event, side by side, cross-referencing for contradictions. /Horizontal_reading. In other words, reading … Continue reading 2-Horizontal reading of Quran