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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 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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The meaning of the ‘-dh-y root in the Qur’an

Hindrance This short article from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation analyses the ‘-dh-y root on a pan-textual basis. The Traditionalist renders the verb and noun based on the ‘-dh-y root eclectically,

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Nomenclature of wrongdoing in the Qur’an

Analysis of terms denoting wrongdoing This article, taken from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation, looks at the range of words which indicates wrongdoing in the Qur’an. The Traditionalist has no

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Sectarian zealotry in the Qur’an

Sectarian zealotry This short article from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation summarises the translation decision in that book for the term baghy. baghy – sectarian zealotry The Traditionalist renders

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Faith-based nomenclature in the Qur’an

Religious groups referenced in the Qur’an This article from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation looks at Qur’anic usage regarding the groups typically rendered Jews, Christians and Muslims. Jews The

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Construction conventions in the Qur’an

Qur’anic constructions based on usage This article from The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation identifies the Qur’anic sense for particular construction conventions which use particles and particle

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