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Using Isra’iliyaat (Judeo-Christian Material) to Explain the Quran

Definition of Isra’iliyaat Any reports that Muslim scholars take from the Jews and Christians. Purpose of doing tafseer of the Quran through such reports To benefit from their reports in clarifying some of the reported words in the Quranic stories or whatever is related to it. It is correct to consider the isra’iliyaat as a source …

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Surah Al-Kafirun: A Brief Explanation

Introduction This chapter was revealed in the Meccan period. This chapter instructs the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to inform the disbelievers that the worship of false deities and the worship of One God are not, and can never be, compatible. It takes its name from “the disbelievers” (al-kafirun) mentioned in the first verse. It is authentically …

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Evidences for the Obligation of a Muslim Woman’s Headscarf (Khimar) & Outer Garment (Jilbaab)

You can download a pdf version of this paper here. Table of Contents Introduction | Meaning of the Word Hijab|Proof of the Obligation of the Headscarf (Khimar) for All Muslim Women | Was the Khimar Just a Cultural Thing? | Does the Khimar Have to Be a Particular Color? | Proof of the Obligation of the Outer Garment (jilbaab) for All Muslim Women | Can …

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