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give charity for the pleasure.

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Pleasure.

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You believe breathe

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every native

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native

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dear brothers and sisters in Islam and humanity as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh May the peace mercy and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala be on all of you.

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Welcome to the show Ramadan, a date with Dr. Zakir

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I'm your host, Yousef chambers. And today we are discussing the topic, Ramadan, the month of the quarter and part two.

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Dr. Zakir assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato walakum wa salam Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. Part Two of the program, such

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an informative and wonderful session we had last time out. We've got so many questions, we decided, let's go for a second run amberleigh

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first question I'd like to pose to you today. Can you inform the viewers about any particular Ayers verses or service of the Quran, which will be beneficial for them to recite during the holy month of Ramadan? There are many verses in fact, the whole of the Quran, you said any verse and you shall get some up. But there are a few verses and from sutras that have been pointed out by Beloved Prophet Salaam in which there are more benefits. For example, it's mentioned in say Muslim, mature in the book of Salah Hadith number 1769.

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With the Beloved Prophet said, that is the any of you

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who cannot recite one throw the Quran in the night. The Sahaba said, How's it possible to recite one throw the Quran one night? So the Prophet said, read a whole whole lot better for the class, Chapter 112 for it is one third of the Quran. So if you decide to re class, Chapter 112 verses one to four which have only four verses, it says do you recited one third of the Quran.

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It's further mentioned in Muslim Ahmed one number three, Page Number 47, which is also classified as say by shiromani in his csula, Surya Hadith number 589, were a beloved Prophet musella. Some said that anyone who recites surah class 10 times he built for himself house in the Paradise is anyone who recites or a classical will our 10 times he gets a house in paradise. It's further mentioned in a say hadith of tirmidhi

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Halley's number 205 which, which says

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that

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the two sutras

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sort of fell off and sorriness they were revealed, which will protect you from evil, and it's a cure. That means the most attain

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the last two sutras of the Koran, Chapter 130 that is sort of Allah and chapter 144. in us, they were revealed to protect a person from evil and it's called as the cure.

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It's further mentioned

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in the essay headed after brani what number it in the book of virtues of the Quran, Hadith number 7532 which also mentioned in selasa,

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Hadith number 972

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where it's mentioned that anyone who recites

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the idol kursi after all the compulsory Salah

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he will not be forbidden entrance in Paradise, which is to recite the ITIL kursi surah baqarah chapter two verse two to 55 after all your obligatory Salah, all the five compulsory Salah then inshallah you will not be forbidden, you will not be prohibited from intention and it's for the

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In Mr. Al Hakim

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has his number 2072 that anyone decides to have on Friday, he will get a light which will remain with him.

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Next Friday.

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There are many such a Hadith, in which the Prophet has mentioned certain verses which have got security. I just mentioned one more the Bloods parliamentarism said, it's mentioned in say Muslim, or in the mature in the book of Salah Hadith number 1757. That if you recite the two sutras surah baqarah and Surah Al Imran, you will have two clouds, or two canopies, or two flocks of birds, who will intercede for you on the day of reflection.

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These are just some of the worst events whereas with the Prophet has mentioned the benefits and the virtues

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in order to maximize the benefits during this holy month of Ramadan hamdulillah. That's Excellent, thank you. Now it's a certain fact, an unfortunate certain fact, there are many Muslims who have a very superficial respect for the court and in terms of touching it, placing it in the right place, etc, covering it. And then unfortunately, when it comes to actually adhering to the principles of the core, an implementation of those principles, there seems to be a lacking tell me which is more important. The undue care and love and attention to the core and or the implementation of the virtues of the Quran. As far as giving respect to the Quran, meaning the outward respect is that

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more important or really understanding and implementing on the guidance important, both important and Muslim should respect the Quran as much as he can, at the same time which read the understanding and implement on the message which Allah subhanaw taala has given us. But unfortunately, there are some Muslims who only give outward respect, that we superficially you see the respect, but they don't implement on the guidance for which the Quran was revealed. So defeats the very purpose. For example, many Muslims they keep the Quran on top

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of the shelf, it is the topmost book. And they keep it so much on top that it catches dust. And if a person has to read the Quran will think 10 times you know that, Oh, it's so high. You know, it's difficult to read. The Quran should be a book, which is a guide for your day to day life, it should be kept handy, like a guide, a textbook, which is referred daily, it's kept at a shelf, which is easy for proach so that you can have it at any opportunity that you require it. That is the way we should treat the Quran as a guide for our life everyday. Furthermore, some people, they tie the Quran securely in a strip club and keep it on top.

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And if a person has a few minutes, maybe 10 minutes time, he would not bother read the Quran, the thought of him getting the Quran down and untangling it and again tying it securely in the Silk Road that itself will take 1015 minutes. So he says what is the use of spending the diamond in the Quran? So it shouldn't be handy. And whenever a person feels he should be able to approach it. We know the Muslims

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they have 1000 question before that in the Quran. As though the Quran is an RDX bomb, you're going to explode the total question what are you gonna do? Is it all right? Can I take the Quran? No. Can I read the Quran was standing Can I read well traveling, having the shoes and in the Quran, it is haram. Where did they get this from that which has to do with Quranic verses that you can read the Quran with the shoes on defeats the very purpose, it should be a daily guide for the Muslims. And it should be handy.

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And at every opportunity that you have read the Quran.

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And we find this very often. If you go to the mosque in the Gulf countries, that if a person who comes to prayer to the mosque, if you have a few minutes, it doesn't waste time. It picks up the copy of the Quran. And he reads and we find that most of the people that come with interferon, but in the mosque in the subcontinent, that's India, in Pakistan.

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You may see a few people reading the Quran, maybe in the first row and if someone in the second row, read the Quran,

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they will immediately stop in the back of Pakistan, in the Quran, it is haram.

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So these things are superficial respect, outward respect. It's not really what the Quran has been revealed for it is revealed as a guide for humankind. You should read it whenever you have an opportunity.

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And

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that reminds me of an incidence that in the Gulf country once an Indian carry Yeah, not in Saudi Arabia within the country. And because of the very good carry they allowed him to lead the McGriff Salah

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recited in the Salah. So the fattier

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introduces

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and the very good wife melodious voice, which we

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after he finished the Salah

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there was an Arab was smiling. So the Indian curry he asked him that why didn't you like make Herat? He said, Do you care as well? Wonderful. But I was wondering that in the Salah you put yourself in a Salaam inside the well, but why didn't you get him out

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before the hullabaloo?

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The joke is that you didn't the Quran for yourself, but didn't understand what he was reading. So he put racism in the well, but before the sunlight, Israel, what about other well,

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so it's very important that besides giving respect, which is important, it should give respect. But the main thing is reading the Quran with understanding and implement its guidance in your life daily. That's the best. Definitely. So wonderful advice there. Thank you very much Dr. Dr. Zakir, though it is true that Islam is a universal religion, religion of mankind.

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Many Muslims, it seems and non Muslims consider that the core an is a message only for the Muslims. Can you just clarify? Is it only just for the Muslims? Many people do have misunderstanding as Rachel mentioned. Many Muslim lovers are Muslim misunderstanding that Quran was revealed only for the Muslims. In fact, nowhere does the Quran say that it was revealed only for the Muslims. In fact, the Quran says in Surah Ibrahim, chapter number 14 was number one, LS la ma. This is a book which was given to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him so that thou may lead the mankind

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from darkness to light. It doesn't say that. This book will only lead the Muslims from darkness to light, but lead the humankind from darkness to light. It's for the mission for Abraham chap number 14 was the 52 year is a message for mankind. Let them take wanting their from let them know there is only one God let the men have understanding to him. It says here is a message for mankind not only for the Muslims or the Arabs, and for the mentioned in Surah Baqarah chapter two was the 25 Ramadan was the month in which the Quran was revealed as a guidance for humankind.

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The assigns of guidance and judgment criteria to judge right from wrong

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and it's further mentioned in Surah chapter three then verse number 41. That we have revealed the Quran we have given the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him so that thou may instruct the humankind. It doesn't say that thou may instruct only the Muslims or the Arabs, but the whole of humankind. And prophet Muslim asylum was not sent only for the Muslim law only for the Arabs. The Quran says I'm sorry ambia chapter number 21 was the 107 mama at salata. Illa Ramadan alameen that we have tended not but at the mercy to the whole of humankind as a mercy to all the words as the most evolved creatures. A similar messages repeated in sort of Saba Chapter number 34 was number 28

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Omar at Salat Illa, capital in US Bushido one a zero, we have seen the knot but as a universal messenger, giving glad tiding and warning them against sin, but most of the main means they did not know. So the Quran, the last and final revelation, and the last and final missing the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, they will not send only for the Muslims or the Arabs, they were sent for the whole of humankind.

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And I'm glad you've confirmed that now. Now it's out on record, everybody has a chance, and they have no excuse. Absolutely.

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Let's put it to bed now. hamdulillah

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which of the English translations or meanings of the Arabic Qur'an

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would you recommend to the viewers as being the best? There are many English translations of the Quran. As I mentioned, Grant has been translated most of the major languages of the world. As far as the English is concerned, in our foundation is some Research Foundation. We have more than 50 different translations of the Quran. Only in English language.

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The Best Overall, amongst all the English translations, there are a few. One of them is the International. This is the property,

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the same international it is translated just a few years ago, it was translated

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by three American ladies.

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These two exhibit Islam, and hamdulillah. They've referred to various previous translations. And this is authentic translation. But one thing I'd like to mention that no

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Translation of the Quran

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is exactly

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as the origin word of Allah subhanaw taala. Because the translation is a human handiwork, so no translation would be free from errors, no translation, it can come closer to the meaning of the Quran. But because the translation is the work of a human being, it can come nowhere, exactly the same as the Arabic grammar. But amongst the one that we have in English language, so international is one of the good ones. The translation is authentic Alhamdulillah. But natural, as I mentioned that there's bound to be a few errors. The other one, which is overall good, and which I recommend is the translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali.

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Andre safale, spent more than 40 years only interested in the Quran. And overall, I say that if you want to give to a non Muslim, the translation overall is good. It has commentary, it has got footnotes,

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and the English is a big artifact. You know, the old English, the Tao, E, which most of the people don't like, but actually it's closer to Arabic.

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Because Arabic is a language, in which you have two genders, male and female. And numbers you have three singular, dual and plural. So in English language, if I have to say you, whether it's a male or a female, I use you whether a single person or two persons, or more than two, I use the same you for six different people. But the single dual, or plural, whether male or female is the same, but in Arabic. For me, a single person is a different you unta for a female, single person's Auntie similarly dual for male female, a separate plural, more than two male, female separate the six different use this archaic English

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is the udev E, D, tau, which is closer

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to the Arabic but it's difficult for those who aren't used to this English is difficult. But there are people who have simplified the signature of the race to folly, and they've taken out this E and tau and made it into you, etc. But overall, this translation is very good, but again, past some errors, which across errors, you should be aware of it these errors across. But barring these errors, which are the as I mentioned that this is one of the old translations, and it is one of the most popular translation there have been 10s or maybe hundreds of millions of copies

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of of the race of folly, which has been distributed throughout the world.

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Because it's a popular transition there are books written against this Quran also maximum

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but 100 Allah, it is a good handiwork, you have to be careful of the errors. The other good translation is noble Quran by documented in halali. And Muslim can

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this translation especially recommend for the Muslims. I don't recommend for the non Muslims, because it has too many brackets. And it's good for the Muslims because in the footnotes, very often they give references from say Bihari, say Muslim. So it's helpful for the Muslim to understand the foreign better for for non Muslim, because the brackets and too many explanation, it may not be very much feasible for our country.

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The other translation which is good

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is by other legendary body. It's in volumes. Its main speciality is it's good for comparative religion. And if quotation from the Bible and the other scripture besides there's some scriptures

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and other English translation, which is good is the Muhammad Asad

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is a very logical translation. He very often quotes some shady discussion off, but if you Be careful, sometimes he goes overboard, he tries to prove everything logically, even the miracles etc have to be careful. Otherwise, its argument is very solid. Just to be careful, as I said, No translation is free from error. Then the other translation that you have is my mum with a call to the British show. But it's only translation with no commentary, there's no footnotes. We have the translation of TV earring, which is the American constellation with an American English, that's a good translation TV airing. If you want to point a translation, then rbst is a non Muslim, but it's

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supported translation.

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These are many of the translations, which are done directly from Arabic to English and the famous one there are many other several there are some translations which have been translated from Arabic to another language or do and then to English,

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for example, by Maulana Abul ala maududi.

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And that's called the Quran. That's a good

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transmission is in six volumes. The new one is in more volumes and especially the new translation from Urdu to English as a shock, I'm sorry, it's so bad in English. And it's a different view.

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You know, it's gives a different view, a different angle

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on the hora.

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I'd like to mention one more. The other one which translated from Arabic to English, is by Maulana shumsky sada. It's in three volumes of Quran. These are some of the important translations. I think it's approximately 10 that I've mentioned, that are more than 50 that are available and the market may be more

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just sample for the viewers if they want they can differ established. So Pamela, had a book review as well, in the show. That's excellent. What suggestions Dr. Zakir Can you give to the viewers in order to help them read the Koran with understanding the arguments I gave earlier? That sufficient to prove to a viewer that he should read the front understanding? But normally when read the Quran?

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There are two types of reading when it does occur Quran rest of the Buddha Quran

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because the quran quran is the provisioning of the Quran, which can be easily done by reading the translation of the Quran whether it's in Arabic or any translation of the Quran, pondering or the meaning of the Quran. As Allah says in the Quran in Surah Nisa, chapter number four was the ready to furla de buena para la Karna Minh in the gorilla, lava Philip and Cassio Do they not consider the brand with Kay Had it been from anyone besides Allah? There have been many contradictions. So yeah, the Quran faith, Ferla, the Brunello Quran, do they not ponder over the meaning of the Quran. So one is the safari Quran. That's superficial reading of the Quran, which you can take any translation of

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the Quran and even understand the concept of the Quran. But one is the number of Quran which if you read the translations of Orion you can do only to a certain level. Knowing Arabic is important for doing in depth, pondering words of Allah, a person can say that I have done 100% of the curricula. I've read the Quran, he fine, he can say, but no one can say I have pondered over the complete meaning of the word no one can say that. Because the Quran is a book. As many times as you read, you will never get tired. Any of the nominal book is a good book, you may like reading it maybe twice, maybe thrice, maybe four 510. Not more than that. But Quran, even if read 1000 times, if you read it

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the 1000 and first time yet we'll get knowledge. It's an ocean of knowledge, you get different views, different angles, and you try and understand it better.

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This copy of the Quran should be in the house of every Muslim. If he doesn't understand Arabic of the language, he should have the translation of the copy of the Quran, in the language understand is the best. If you understand the English, you should have the English translation of the Quran. If you understand French, you should have French translation to Quran. If you understand German, you should have German translation. If you understand not do the translation, the language understand is the best every Muslim home should have the translation the Quran in the language.

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This book, the Glorious Quran, is the best gift you can give to anyone. Whether it be your friends, whether it be relatives, whether it's a gift for marriage, whether it's a gift, you're going to meet someone, whether it's housewarming ceremony is the best gift you can give. It is the best gift even to non Muslim

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can give the copy of the Quran to non Muslim by the best gift. And it will be a guide for his life. The best gift that a parent can give to his child is a corporate

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gift that you should make him understand that. And very important that if the parents can see to it, that they teach the children Arabic language, so that they can understand the Quran directly. It is the best gift they can give to the children. Our parents didn't think it important that we should learn Arabic language that is the reason we are here today. Otherwise, you know, to learn Arabic, other languages are important. And for that purpose Alhamdulillah we opened a school Islamic International School where we teach Arabic to the children from the age of three, we teach English and Arabic. And we teach A for apple B football or a fall lobby for Bismillah. Along with that we

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teach men LFSR don't mingma by tomentosa form. So they learn Arabic and English together. And by the time they reach

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third, fourth fifth and they can understand Quran directly, it will officer and all my three children. I have a son with about 12 and a half years old daughter 10 and a half years old and another daughter about eight year old and hamdulillah all can speak

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loan officer and you read or recite any Quranic verse Alhamdulillah and they can immediately translate the Quranic with an umbrella

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My son has almost completed the Quran and hamdulillah. And his karate is better, much better in the position that we are the best

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gift a parent can give to the child is the Quran and teach him Arabic as a language that you can understand the last and final guidance for last month automatically.

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And we should make it a practice in the offices, that whenever our employees

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when

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they come to the office, they should say the difference

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in all our foundational assumptions foundation in our school, it's compulsory that all the employees the moment they come in, first they have to swipe the time chip card. So the attendance is taken immediately, they have to read at least 15 minutes, the foreign along with the translation.

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People meeting, you know, we have a few 100 employees a few 100 employees everyday 15 minutes, a loss of 1000s of dollars. But actually it's a benefit. Whether it's business, whether it's an organization, your staff learns to be honest, and it's preferable, it's better, he will get better output Alhamdulillah all the Muslims should see to it that at the workplace, they should make it compulsory.

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In the family, we should see that we read the Quran daily, whether it be after Salah, the day after Isha whichever is convenient time the family the Father, the mother, let's get together and one of them can recite the Quran and one can read the transition so that it's a family reading of the Quran. This way it will encourage all of them to understand the Quran better and come closer to the Quran and relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala it will increase our hamdulillah and we will come closer to Allah subhanaw taala is the head of zakat.

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Well, we will now move on to the second part of the show, which is to answer the question of the viewers relating to the topic, Ramadan, the month of the quarter and of course this is part two. For Dr. Zakir The first question from our viewers is what about those people who are not fluent in reciting the Quran in Arabic and struggle to recite the Quran, as it should be recited with all the days weed and Maharaj etc. Could you give some advice to that person?

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I find out the person who struggles to recite the Quran and doesn't have proper energy then he has difficulties a beloved partner himself. As mentioned say Muslim, were number one. In the book of Salah are the number 1745 the blood Prophet said that anyone would excite the Quran fluently properties with etc. The angels will be with him. But the person who falters and struggles to recite the Quran, he will get double reward.

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And the explanation is given that one for reciting the Quran and second for struggling so a person who cannot recite the Quran correctly and yet he continues and struggles and reads inshallah he'll get double reward. So this is Islam Mashallah the boy struggles the more rewarded get inshallah. inshallah. The next question, some Muslims are continuously engaged in reciting the Quran in the month of Ramadan. And they do

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hotman Koran they complete the Koran many times, how many times is a Muslim supposed to, you know, finish the Koran.

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Reading as much as the Quran, especially in the month of Ramadan is good umbrella, the prophet has recommended but each thing has its limitation during boys, good buddy can do access and have a beloved prophet in say Buhari form number six, number five years of faithful were the beloved partners Ellison said that when a person asks one of the Sabbath, that hummock ranch where it's the Prophet said that read the Quran once in a month

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Sahaba said, I can do much more than that. So the Prophet replied, that read the Quran once in seven days. And there is a common practice among the Sabbath that they have to read the Quran once every seven days. And that is the reason the Quran is divided into seven minuses. You know, each one is a

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little bit more than for just four parts. And the Quran also has been divided into parts. So if you decide one part one just everyday, in one month in complete the Quran, that's what is normally recommended. If you can do better, then every week if you complete the Quran, that's Alhamdulillah but the Prophet also warned

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as mentioned

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Intermediate. Now we have tirmidhi added number 2949. The Prophet said that anyone who completed the Quran in less than three days, he has not understood the Quran. That means if you complete the Quran less than three days, if you read so fast, then you will understand the Quran is just like you know, as you said, like bad fashion very fast, very fast, it's useless. Even though you understand Arabic, you won't be able to understand the Quran eating so fast. So it's important that when you read the Quran, you should understand the Quran. So this hadith again of termi, the Hadith number 2949. We say that if you have read the Quran in less than three days, it is as though you have not read the

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Quran. Besides mentioning the time span, that it should be three days or more can be less than that, it also gives me the indication that only reading is not sufficient understanding was important.

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So therefore, I always recommend that besides reading in Arabic, also read the translation, instead of doing Quran, twice in the month of Ramadan, read once in Arabic. And once the translation if you don't understand Arabic, instead of doing four times the twice in Arabic, and twice the translation in the language you understand the best. So at least besides reading you understanding what our Creator has asked us to do, and you can implement the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the best is that the Prophet said that if you want read the maximum, it should be the minimum time period required is three days. So we cannot complete more than 10 times the Quran in the whole month

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of Ramadan. But the normal practice was in seven days to complete the Quran one so it's about a little bit more than four times or once at least in the much preferable

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calmness. Thank you very much Dr. Zakir for that. We've got another question here from one of our viewers.

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Question is, which is the best Arabic Tafseer of the Quran available that has been translated into English. As far as Arabic,

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Farsi is a concern. There are many facets that are

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the two most well known amongst all the arbiter facets is of

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debris, and the other is aplicaci. There are many other facets For example, to be then democratic or sharp, and various others, the two most famous debris, and because it only ethnocracy has been translated in English by many other publishers, including dar Salam from Riyadh, the name of the commentator of the Quran debris the full name is Muhammad

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in Nigeria, military debris, and he was born in 224 h after injury and died in Theon Renton, ah after injury at the age of 86.

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And, according

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to Abner kazama, he says, that he has read the book from the start to the end, and he does not know of any person more knowledgeable than imagery.

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In the full world, as far as knowledge is concerned, there are many comments were made various colors on the commentary of a debris.

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Another famous person,

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shall Islam admit the Emir.

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He says regarding this commentary, he says that amongst the commentaries available now, at his time, he's talking among the two commentaries available at his time, the best commentary is of imagery and debris,

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because he gives two views of the self

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of the predecessors,

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the self is folly. And he also quotes from authentic sun and the sun.

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He does not, quote forces,

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which are dubious, which are doubtful, neither does he could be the innovation, that is the reason she will assign a new team of preferred is committed the best. And in another book, he has given his comments again, sugar, Assam potamia. He says

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that debris

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he quotes from the sahabas from the turbines and the turbines that the follows of the turbine,

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and even give the exact senate mentioning each name. So those were scholars, it's good for them, they can go back and check each Ravi each Narrator And check is authenticity,

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which may not be useful for a layman common man like you and me.

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You know, he says, cable assembly Tamia that a common man is only interested in the sight of life although he may not be interested in the sun. So therefore this comment is very good for the scholars and the seeker of knowledge

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The other attribute of seed which is very good and really famous, it is nickel seed and the name of the commentator of this top seed

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the full name is a will for the smell of nickel seed ultra Moksha his commentary

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according to suti He says, there has not been a commentary written similar to his commentary

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and if you read a passage commentary, he gives cross references

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and of course, other words of the Quran. He gives a commentary of the quran quran itself because the other Hadith, say Hadith and many times even gives the Sunnah, especially if it's a Muslim but because you are the person who had memorized the full of Muslim Amma. So it becomes helpful for a person to check whether it's right or wrong. So if Nicosia it says Mashallah commentary is very good. So these two comments with authority and advocacy are the best. In short, as far as these two best committees are concerned, a debris is more famous and better, but especially for the scholars and the seekers of knowledge. It may not be good for a layman or ordinary person.

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But as far as ethnic, a serious concern, it is good for the scholar, as well as the seeker of knowledge as well as ordinary Muslim.

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These two communities in Arabic, the two best friend of mine, to my knowledge, Abdullah and Allah Allah, but only ethnocracy has been translated in English by many other publishers, including Tao Salam from Riyadh. JazakAllah head of the SEC, just one little point on that which is earlier, the debris debris debris is earlier who said he died in 774 h after injury. He came about four and a half centuries after debris.

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Okay, thank you very much for that clarification. Is it compulsory to listen to the Quran attentively. If we are sitting in a large gathering where the Quran is being recited, as far as the views are concerned amongst the scholars, the two groups of scholars,

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one group of scholars says that it is formed in the crowd excited you have to listen to it attentively. And the court the Quranic verse, or sorry, are off chapter number seven, verse number 204. We save that when the Quran is recited, listen to it

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and be at peace, so that mercy and blessings bestowed on you.

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So, one group of scholars, the first group we say that is fourth, they again divide into two groups. One group says individual firm, that means whenever the horn is added, every individual Muslim should listen to attentively while the other group says it is for the key fire. That means if someone is listening to it, the others it's not for them. Like for example the gift that if someone wishes salam to a group of Muslims, even if one or to reply, the others need not reply by Polycom Salah. Similarly, the first group the second part of the scholars, they say that is for the fire. The other group say that it is not fun to listen

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to the Quran recited it is Mustafa. And they say that this was a different story or of chapter number seven was number 204. We saved that when the Quran is decided.

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Listen to it attentively and be at peace so that Mercy is bestowed on you. They say this verse was specifically revealed only for hearing the Quran during Salah.

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It's not a general commandment that whenever the Quran decided it's only during salah and this is the view even of ethnic proceed even if the jury and the court the mentioned the sulfa Salim said that when two were talking, the third one says that the Quran is being recited. So listen to it, so that I can continue talking as a storyteller and the talking among themselves. Second time they are reminded the Quran recited listen to it.

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Again, they don't hate and again Stop talking. The third time in their said they say it's only in Salah that when they knew this was the Quran was specifically revealed only for salah

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and the majority the scholars they believe in this view that it's only in Salah that it's compulsory. When the Quran is being recited, you have to listen to it attentively. And imagery further goes on to say that it is when the Imam is reciting. So he says besides the Salah, even when the Imam is giving the kotoba giving the Juma Kaaba and we said the Quran even that time becomes complicity of listen to that interview. And when when she was asked this question

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That if

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there are a few people in the car and one person wants to listen to the Quran and puts on the tape of this edition of the Quran, and the other people aren't interested. So is it fine that the other people are talking and one person is hearing the Quran.

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So he says that he agrees with the view of Imam Ahmed number. Malawi visit him who says that listening to the Quran is only complicity during Salah. At other times, it's most the hub is encouraged.

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But he says that if someone is playing the recitation of the Quran in a car,

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and if some people are talking in the person who wants to listen, it's preferable that he puts a headphone and listens to it. And the other people are talking and continue talking. Because they should respect the Quran. Though it's not hard

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to listen to the Quran if it's on the audiotape, but it's preferable. This is a suggestion. And further us that a woman if she's cooking, and if she's cooking food in the kitchen, so can she play the Quran on the audio tape or on a CD and listen to it? Again, the view of most of the scholars Yes, she can

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know and because she can pay as much attention as possible. There's no problem. It's not compulsory shafting full attention, at least the hurun she's hearing the Quran is going in ahead, she may memorize certain part of it. So if she's cooking, and if she's hearing, there's no problem at all. It's sort of far that she should leave everything and listen to it. There's only view of some of the scholars but the majority scholars agree that they did not leave everything of the work and listen to attentively. It's preferable.

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Okay, thank you very much, Dr. Zack. The next question is widow, compulsory before touching the Quran.

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Many Muslims consider that Voodoo is compulsory, before touching the foreigner before at the Quran. And this is a view of majority of Muslims. But the scholars are divided whether or not there's a verse in the Quran

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in Slovakia, Chapter 56, verse number 77 to 80 which says that

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Allah subhanaw taala has revealed the Quran

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in a tablet well preserved, and none shall touch it except those of pure So based on this was on the Quran, many of Muslims think different that Voodoo should be there before taking the Quran. But if you read the new Zulia foreign, and if you're the commenter of Nicosia, he says that this was was revealed when people alleged that Prophet Nasir sallam, he got the revelation from the Satan. So this was actually saved, that none shall touch the Quran. It's talking about the Quran in rahimafrooz. It's not talking about the muscle from the Quran. This copy of the Quran anyone can purchase it for $4 $5 100 rupees 150 rupees, easily untouched. what he's talking about that none

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shall be able to touch that Quran in Warhammer fools, except those who have been

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the kitabi mcloon is the book the Warhammer fools. And Mata Hari doesn't only mean bodily cleanliness, position Voodoo, it means a person who not only cleaning body but even in mind and soul, a person who sinless referring to the angels, that the satanist cannot come close to the Quran, they cannot touch it. It is only the angels who can do it. So this first doesn't refer to the Musa from the Quran. So if you know the different way it was revealed, so most of the scholars say that, based on this, the scholars who know the Luciferian they say that, therefore we do from this work, you can't conclude that Voodoo is horrible.

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But most of the scholars agree. It is most of its encouraged. It's preferable that a person should be in Buddha when he reads autism.

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Thank you, doctor. Next question.

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Can a person give the court an to a non Muslim and a Muslim give

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a Quran to a non Muslim? Many of the Muslims consider that being in Buddhist complicity before taking the Quran that there isn't they say you can't give the foreigner the non Muslim. Allah told you earlier it's sort of fun. And furthermore, some Muslims Okay, fine. If you want to give the Quran don't give the Arabic version only give the translation give only English or French or German. I said find someone else to do that I've got no problem. But I prefer giving the translation along with Arabic text because if the translator who's a human being and made a mistake, you can go back to the original text. The person should not misunderstand that Allah has made a mistake. No speller.

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I prefer Arabic along with the translation. And if Allah subhanho wa Taala hold me responsible for giving the Arabic Quran to a non Muslim. I will be in the good company. I'll be the company of the Prophet

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Because our beloved Prophet Musa al salaam, salaam Isla, he dictated letters to non Muslim kings. He dictated letters to the negative hypothermia to Emperor heraclius, Emperor of pushya, king of Yemen, king of Egypt, he dictated letters in which he even dictated the verse of the Quran Rasul Allah brand, chapter three verse number 64. We save good Yeah, hello kita co People of the Book, Tallulah comitting Sawa in Bahrain Amina, come, come to come in terms as many as in you, which is the first term Allah, Allah, that you worship them but Allah, but let me assure you, that we associate to partner with him, while I tease about the bad and Urban maynila that we erect not among ourselves,

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loads and pitch other than Allah. Find Tawana if then they turn back to say a bear witness, we are now mostly moon that we are Muslim is Baba was done last minute Allah so this was on the Quran was dictated by a prophet masala Salaam, when he sent letters to the non Muslim kings, some of them after in the letter, they accepted Islam. Some of them told the letter some of them even trample it beneath the feet.

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So the Prophet could give was a different non Muslim, why can we? And furthermore, I would like to ask a question that today, there are 14 million Arabs for Coptic Christians. Which translation of the Quran we will give to these Arab Christians will be translated into Arabic. So the best is the word of Allah subhanaw taala. So I feel there's no problem. In fact, it should give the Quran along with the TAs listening to nonsense. Thank you doctor.

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Last question,

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what is the meaning of Alif laam Meem.

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As far as the meaning of the words Alif Lam, Meem etc, is concerned, these words are known as Takata.

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They are known as broken letters.

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And they occur in several surahs in the Quran, sometime they occur in single, like, Saad in Surah. Saw the chapter 38

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as off, sort of chapter 50 as moon in sort of column, Chapter 68 sometimes that was introduced in pairs,

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like Taha Sunita hijab number 20,

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Tassie in Surah number seven,

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as yacine

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sorry, as in chapter 26. Sometimes it occurs in combination of three. And the three combination mentioned the Quran, one occurs six times five times the choice is 30 times that across a combination of three, one combination is Alif Lam Meem. It stands for a backlash app number two, sorry, branch app number three and throw number 2930 3132 it occurs in the combination of Alif Lam bra from cirino step number 10 to sort of step number 15

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five times it even occurs as tahseen meme in sort of shorter chapter number 26 as well as number 28

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it occurs in the combination of four letters

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Alif Lam, Meem, Ra, and other combinations, it even occurs twice in combination of five. So, in short, there are five combinations single double three letter for letter five letter totally, there are 29 times that occurs in equal to the Arabic letters, Elif but, play nine times counting even Hamza

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there are various

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reasons that people have said Why do these broken letters after several reasons and many books have been written in volume there have been some say these are the symbols of Allah subhanaw taala Some say the abbreviation like noon if for no that is light, some say they are signatures of Allah subhanaw taala Some say they use for rhyming.

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Some say they have got numerical values. Some say they have been used for calling attention attracted a patient of the profit and profit used it for the other various reasons, but the best amongst them, I feel is the view which is also offered up with him. For example, we know what the body's made up of whatever components the body has the same elements and components are present in the earth, in lesser or greater quantity. We know the constituents of the human being we can buy from the market. We can put water but you can't give life that is a secret. Similarly, Allah subhana wa Taala uses these letters

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and tells to the Arabs, the Arabs at that time, they were proud of the language

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and Arabic was at its peak.

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So I'll

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lasses, Alif Lam Meem yacine Poff loon, these are your letters with your letters f produced the Quran, he challenges them to produce somewhat similar to the Quran. And this challenge is given in several places in Surah chapter number 52 was number 34 that produced a book like the Quran, Allah depicts a message in chapter number 17 was combated, Allah says, produce a recital like the Quran.

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Then Allah makes the challenge a bit easier, and says in Surah Hood, Chapter 11, verse number 13, that Allah challenges that can you produce 10 pseudo like the Quran?

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Allah further simplify the challenge in Surah, you know, step number 10 was the method that produce a single surah like the Quran, Allah makes it simplified. Further, in Surah Baqarah chapter two verse number 2324. Allah says,

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we're in quantum theory, the man has the knowledge de facto misurata mystery, that if you are in doubt as what we have revealed to a servant, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, then produce a surah thumb what's similar to it? What OSHA acumen lunella Incoterms are the key and call for your helpers and witnesses? If there any besides Allah, if your doubts about true, find them to follow, but if you cannot do it, one to follow and have surety you cannot do it. But the coup narrative Baku and NASA Mali Jarrah with that recovery, then fear the fire to fuel Shall we manage stones, which is prepared for those who reject faith? So this is the challenge. Allah says to the Arabs who were

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proud of the language this is the letter Alif Lam Meem ABCD. From your letters, I've created the Quran, he challenges try and produce a surah somewhat similar to the Quran. So this is the closest explanation that I feel is right. It's the challenge lies given and that is the reason moment these broken letters mentioned in the Quran. Immediately after that, there is some

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attribute of the Quran mentioned after that. So I feel this explanation I feel is the closest to the meaning of the broken letters and allow Allah

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