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This section includes commentary on verses and discussions on the ‘Ulum al-Qur’an

Commentary on the Verse of Istiwā’ On the ‘Arsh

By Hakīm al-Ummah Mawlānā Ashraf ‘Ali Thānawi Translated by Mawlānā Hamood Aleem “He (Allah Most High) then firmly established (istawā) Himself over the Throne” (Qur’an 7:54) means He firmly established Himself over the Kingly Throne and began decreeing orders (ahkāms)…

On Explicating the Qur’an

By Imam al-Nawawi Translated by Shaykh Musa Furber Explicating the Quran It is unlawful for someone to explicate the Quran without knowledge and the qualification to speak about its meanings. The hadiths concerning this are many, and there is consensus…

Guidelines for Recitation Mistakes in Salāt

By Mufti Faraz Ibn Adam al-Mahmudi Errors in recitation can take place in 5 different areas[1][2]: 1) ‘i῾rāb and harakāt (Diacritics) 2) Hurūf (Letters) 3) Kalimāt (Words) 4) Jumal wal-āyāt (Sentences) 5) Wuqūf (Pauses) 1) Errors in ‘I῾rāb and harakāt (Diacritics)…

The Cave of Ashāb al-Kahf: Where and When?

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid The location of the cave of the Ashab al-Kahf has been an issue of much conflict amongst the Ulama and researchers. Where is the cave situated in which Ashab al-Kahf slept…

A Survey of English Translations of the Quran

By Dr. Abdur Rahim Kidwai Despite the historical fact that the early Muslim community’s stand on the translation of the Arabic text of the Quran was ambivalent, as indeed, the general Muslim attitude remains so to this day, the act…