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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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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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Islam is not in the Qur’an

Confusing Islam with the Qur’an is a mistake I hear people make accusations at the Qur’an which are really directed at the religion which claims the Qur’an as its scripture. Typically, the

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Is hijab in the Qur’an?

The headscarf is the core identifier of a Muslim woman Many assume that the hijab is in the Qur’an – or, more specifically, many assume that what is thought of today as female Islamic dress is

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Usury: a crime in this life and the next

Usury is evil according the Qur’an In the Middle Ages, usury in Europe was not only a crime, it was unnatural; and Dante placed usurers in the same circle of Hell as the inhabitants of Sodom and

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