Patience and the Qur’anic life

Not everything worth having comes easily The ṣ-b-r root occurs over 100 times in the Qur’an. From it come the verb ṣabara and the noun ṣabr. This root has the generic sense of patience. Yet the

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Projects

Want to know how you can help? Social media Spend a lot of time on social media? You can help by: linking to a blog article each day sharing a YouTube video each day A little every day is much better

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rakaʿa in the Qur’an

To be lowly This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. rakaʿa – to be lowly The word rakaʿa is associated by the Traditionalist with bow or bowing (specifically, to bow as part of

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The female companions of the Garden

The subject of ḥūr ʿīn and kawāʿib as used in the Qur’an While some well-intentioned Qur’an-centric researchers may baulk at the Traditionalist’s values for these terms (coming as

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Year of Jubilee – not a special tax on non-Muslims

Analysis and interpretation of 9:36-37 The Traditionalist is ever straining to gain seeming legitimacy for his non-Qur’anic material; one of the ways he achieves this is by asserting explanations for

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Addendum to presentation on the muqaṭṭaʿāt

A detailed addendum for students of the muqaṭṭaʿāt The case of kitāb at 27:1 The full presentation is found in video form both on my YouTube channel and on this site. Note that conventions such

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Homosexuality in the Qur’an

My understanding on the Qur’anic position on homosexuality I wish here to set out my understanding of the Qur’anic position on the question of homosexuality, not to engage with the broader debate

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Zakat is not a tax on believers – it is sexual purity

A pan-textual analysis of the meaning of zakāt in the Qur’an zakāt – purity The Traditionalist claims that the expression ātā al zakāt means to pay a specific annual tax on wealth in order

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The meaning of the mysterious letters in the Qur’an

The muqaṭṭaʿāt The question of the meaning of the mysterious letters in the Quran – known in Arabic as the muqaṭṭaʿāt – has both intrigued and frustrated Muslims since the time of the

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In a nutshell: what I believe

A summary of my doctrine Traditionalist Islam claims – and is typically supported tacitly in its claim by the Orientalist scholar and mainstream media – that the Qur’an may be fully understood only

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