Surah Taha (20:85-87 and 20:95-97) states that the calf worshipped by the Israelites was made by a Samaritan but neither the country of Samaria (where Samaritans come from) nor the term Samaritan existed during this time (the time of the Exodus) and so it is certain that Moses (sws) could not have used the term or had any dealings with a Samaritan. The term was not used by anyone until around 722 BC, hundreds of…
I want to ask Mr. Javed Ahmad Ghamidi some questions regarding the compilation of the Holy Qur'an.
You seem to believe that in its condemnation of the Christians the Qur’an only refers to the Christians of Arabia of the time of the Holy Prophet. These verses have no relevance to the Christians that had preceded them or to the ones that came afterwards. I want to ask: Isn’t every verse of the holy Quran meant for all people at all times? I believe it is. Please comment.
The Holy Qur'an claims that were it not the word of God it would have been full of contradictions. Why do then we sometimes find contradictions the Book?
There are numerous claims that Remises II was the pharaoh mentioned in the Quran. Allah said in the Quran that He would preserve the body of the pharaoh as a sign for the people to see. My question is which people Allah is referring to? Macans? Or the people of the present times? My other doubt is that mummies had been preserved in ancient Egypt so the claim that Allah preserved it does not make…
Why does the Qur’an reason from the stories of the earlier people? Is there any logic or particular significance in this? Prehistoric fables can't be presented as evidence even today. Why do you call them 'historical arguments'?
Why is it that the history related in the Qur’an and other scriptures is not spoken of in common history, although the Qur’an tells the history of perished nations so that human beings can take lessons from them?
I understand that many of your views are novel. At times you interpret and explain verses of the Qur’an and the hadiths in a way remarkably different from our conventional understanding of them. Some people say you are part of the endeavor to modernize Islam. I rely on your views most of the time and anxious to hear all this.
I have heard from scholars that Quran is easy to comprehend while many scholars say that it is not easy to comprehend the Quran. I would like to know your opinion whether the Quran is easy to understand or not. The verses in Surah Al-Qamar repeatedly says that Quran is easy to understand but we find some scholars who say that it is difficult to understand the Quran? I personally observed some laymen who understood…
I have heard that reading the Qur’an is optional while listening to it is obligatory. Is this true? Moreover if a person is sleeping and another person starts reading the Qur’an there with a loud voice such that the sleeping person gets disturbed, then what should the sleeping person do because ignoring the Qur’an is not good. Is it proper to read the Qur’an in such a way that it disturbs others? Please clarify.
Do you know where the original Al-Qur’an is? I was told that it is in museum safekeeping but I would like to know which museum and how can I go there?
I have heard Javed Ghamidi sahib explain that alif-laam in Arabic is the definite article and is the same as 'the' of English. From a lecture by him posted on http://www.tv-almawrid.org, I got the impression that, according to him, it is always used as a definite article. I am finding this difficult to reconcile with alif laam's other uses and would like to find out about his response. Alif-laam, according to my limited understanding,…
We know that the Qu'ran was revealed to the Holy Prophet through Angel Gabriel. How the other books i.e.Psalms,Torah and Gospels were revealed to the respective prophets?
Since you hold that the abbreviated letters are the names of the Sūrahs in which they occur then why are some of the sūrahs are also called by other names?
I want to understand the arrangement of the verses in the first two groups of the Qur’an, chapters 1 to 9. For example why are the verses related to the battle of Uhd placed in the third surah and the verses related to the battle of Badr placed in the eight surah ? How would the prophet saw communicate the verses revealed in Madina to the people living in Makkah?
What are the qualities of the Qur'an? A non-muslim asked me this question. He wants understand how Islam is different from other faith.
Is it true that in Islamic history, there were dark periods when Muslim rulers and leaders conquered different non-Muslim lands, and converted churches and synagouges to temples? And they deprived Christians and Jews of their rights?
I have not completed the Quran yet.I feel difficulty in reading quran in Arabic. Can I read Quran in any other lanugage because in that way i can understand its meaning? Kindly guide me
Can we recite the verse of throne to achieve our goals? What is the best time to recite it and what is its importance according to aḥādīth?
I have two questions. I have read books by Mr Ghamidi and other renowned scholars and I have come to a conclusion that if you don’t have a reasonable understanding of Arabic language you cannot base your own ideology or conformity of belief, regarding the meanings of Qur’an. At the same time we must appreciate that no one today can allocate time to learn Arabic in its true form and good teachers are also not…
A couple of days ago I observed a person reciting the Holy Quran on a sofa. Beside him another person was saying prayer. He too, after the salat, took a copy of Holy Quran and sat down on the prayer rug to recite. The person on the sofa argued that either he himself should come down or the other person should sit on another sofa. He believed a man should not be above the Holy…
I am confused regarding the heart. I am giving a detailed account of my reservations. Please cearify my questions to me.
What does tafseer mean and how it is different from Tashree’? What does it mean when we interpret an ayah according to shaan-e nazool (occasion of revelation)? Is all interpretation made this way? In English law power to interpret laws is with superior judiciary. Where does this power lie in Islamic system, qazi or jurist?
Is the Holy Qur'an merely the source of belief? What other sources should we consult to understand the teachings of the faith?
Please provide some evidences from the Holy Qur’ān to maintain that the interpretations made by the Holy Prophet (sws) regarding the issues not discussed in the Holy Qur’ān were correct.
I have a couple of questions. Firstly, I was listening to one of the scholars in Pakistan, who said that before prophet (sws) died, he went to the tomb/graves of the martyrs of Uhad. He said that this hadith has consensus and is present in reliable ahadith books. The speech was in the context of visiting the graves of Aulia and Martyrs.
My second questions pertains to Prophet Noah and the flood which came as…
In one of your articles you have stated that the word "mathani" in 15:87 signifies something that occurs in pairs. You seem to hold that it refers to the seven groups of the Qur’anic surahs which occur in pairs in the Qur’an. But the majority of the early and contemporary commentators opine that it refers to AI-Fatihah. There are also traditions in the canonical hadith works which ascribe the following statement to the Prophet (sws):…
My question is regarding Ayat al-Kursi (verse of the throne). We Muslims believe that Ayat al-Kursi protects us. If we keep it with us, we will be safe. Is it possible to give/share it with the non-Muslims (Christians) for their protection?
It is believed that the previous divine books i.e. Psalms and Bible were recorded in book form. If paper had been invented before the revelation of the Holy Qur'an then why was it written on leaves of date-palms and stones rather than paper?