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On Explicating the Qur’an 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 …

Advice for Parents of Hifz Students: Prospective, Present, and Past Advice for Parents of Hifz Students: Prospective, Present, and Past

By Nawal Academy
Edited by IlmGate
Memorizing the entire Qur’an is a dream many Muslim parents today have for their children. And indeed, this is a goal nobler than many if not all others. However, after children …

Literary Aspects of the Qur’an: Al-Baydawi’s Interpretation of Alif Lam Mim Using the Rules of Tajweed Literary Aspects of the Qur’an:  Al-Baydawi’s Interpretation of Alif Lam Mim Using the Rules of Tajweed

By Mawlana Dr M Mansur Ali 
The Qur’an, that inimitable symphony, the very sounds of which move men to tears and ecstasy, invigorated the barren hearts of camel shepherds and transformed them in to guiding stars …

A Survey of English Translations of the Quran 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 …

An Introduction to the Science of Tafsir An Introduction to the Science of Tafsir

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
The literal meaning of tafsir in the Arabic language is to open or to explain, interpret or comment. Technically, the science of tafsir is a branch of knowledge in which the …

Abrogation in the Quran: An Excerpt from al-Fawz al-Kabir Abrogation in the Quran: An Excerpt from al-Fawz al-Kabir

By Shah Waliullah al-Muhaddith al-Dahlawi
Translated by Shaykh Muhammadullah Khalili Qasmi
Edited by Saad Khan
One of the difficulties in the science of Qur’anic commentary is to know which are the abrogating verses (nasikh) and which are the …

Abrogation in the Quran Abrogation in the Quran

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Translated by Dr. Swaleh Siddiqui
Abrogation is translated from the Arabic word naskh which literally means “to erase; to compensate.” Its technical definition is “to repeal a legal order through legal argument”. …

The Preservation of the Quran The Preservation of the Quran

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Since the Quran was not revealed all at once but rather in piecemeal according to the needs and circumstances of the time it was not possible to preserve it as a …

The Chronology and Background of Quranic Revelation The Chronology and Background of Quranic Revelation

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Translated by Dr. Swaleh Siddiqui. Revised and Edited by Rafiq Abdur Rehman and Bilal Ali
The Noble Quran is Allah’s Divine Word. Hence it is secure in a Preserved Tablet about which …

Revelation and its True Nature Revelation and its True Nature

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Since the Holy Quran was revealed to our beloved prophet Sayyiduna Muhammad al-Mustafa (upon him blessings and peace) by means of wahi (revelation), an understanding of some particulars about wahi …