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.
1.) Can any christian or non muslim touch Quran? Because christians and non
muslims may not be of wudu!
2) Is Ojhri halal in islam?
3) Besides our all routine works and prayers, can we listen to some music or
watch drama serials for some entertainment??
I will be grateful if you answer this! May Allah bless you!
The verse 23 of Surah al-Baqarah (2) challenges man to create verse like the Holy Qur'an. Is it, God forbid, not possible for any human being to produce a false copy of the Holy Qur'an?
Doesn’tQ. 5:101 subtly teach us that we need to know what was happening in the Prophet’s time while pondering over the Quran? It says: If you ask about them during the time the Qur’ān is being revealed these will be shown to you. (5:101) I ask this because it puts the condition of "while Qur’an is being revealed, they will be made manifest to you". So am I right in concluding that though we need…
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?
I need the translation or commentary on (21:94): “Who so ever did righteous deeds and he is mo’min his struggles will not be wasted at all and we are writing everything.”
In some of your articles you have mentioned that hadees doesn’t explains the Quran rather the sunnah explains the same. It doesn't seem to me appropriate because there some Quranic verses cannot be understood without recourse to hadeeth. The following one is example.
They have taken their rabbis and priests as lords other than Allah.
This ayah was explained by the Messenger of Allah (saw), as reported by Tirmidhi on the authority of Adi bin Hatim…
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.
In how many practices are aḥādīth and the non-Qur’ānic Tawātur superior to the Holy Qur’ān? How many of such practices exist according to the sectarians?
In chapter 4, verse 159 of the Quran, it is said that the people of the book would believe Jesus before his death and that Jesus would be a witness against them on the day of Judgement. But Ghamidi sahib maintains that Jesus is already dead. We all know that all people of the book do not believe in Jesus i.e., the Jews. So, if Jesus has died and will not come back, as claimed…
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?
If a person is saying his prayer alone can he recite the Qur’anb with a loud voice not so loud to disturb anyone and also with close eyes to seek concentration? I am asking about any of the five prayers.
My question is that what is the need and significance of Hifz-e-Quran these days. These days, the Quran has been saved in its best form; it has been saved on computers, CDs, hard disks and papers. There is no chance of any amendment/ forgery/ changes in the Quran now. Is there a need to do Hifz-e-Quran by heart? I believe that learning of the Quran by heart was only for a limited time (when there…
What was the significance of ḥadīth when its writing was not permitted? Was not it a part of religion? Is it allowable to everyone to write ḥadīth.
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?
What is the confluence of Qur’an and science? For example again and again the Qur’an claims the heart to be the seat of decisions, whilst science has held the brain is responsible. Likewise, the Qur’an and Hadith refer to the seven heavens, whilst scientific proof contradicts it? Please elaborate.
Why do we recite surahs in only the first two rakats while offering the farz prayer but in all four while offering the sunnah prayer?
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…
Is this right to do scientific interpretation (Tafseer-i ilmi) of the Holy Qur’an and derive scientific laws from its verses?
I am a medical doctor and have extensively studied and been well trained in this profession. l want to do so pertaining to the study of Quran and then propagate it further with Quranic study circles. Is it possible to have some guidelines towards accomplishing this goal? May Allah be your protector, guider and helper to accomplish your aims and goals!
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?
Many exegetes interpret the Qur'ānic verses scientifically. You claim that the Holy Qur'an is not a book of science. This is a book of religious guidance and we should study specifically with this point of view. What I want to know is that why should not we explain the verses scientifically that discuss scientific matters.
Is the Holy Qur'an merely the source of belief? What other sources should we consult to understand the teachings of the faith?
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?