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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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Zakat in the Qur’an

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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Quranism vis-à-vis Traditionalist Islam

A brief comparison While not all Traditionalists hold to all of the views below in exactly the way described, the description is a fair one over the generality of those who would identify as Sunni Muslims. The

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Notes on al masjid al aqsa in the Qur’an

The ultimate place of worship This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. al masjid al aqṣā – the ultimate place of worship The phrase al masjid al aqṣā occurs once, at 17:1.

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Ayat or proofs in the Qur’an

Proof or proofs This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. āya/āyāt – proof / proofs The Traditionalist translates āya and āyāt generally as either the singular or plural of

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The Traditionalist’s problem with ‘kitab’ in the Qur’an

The meaning of kitāb This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. kitāb According to the Traditionalist, kitāb in the Qur’an means something like book or scripture. At least, this

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The covenant about which there is no doubt

The covenant about which there is no doubt This article is from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation. al kitāb lā ryaba fī hi – the covenant about which there is no doubt Traditionalists either

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