Qur'an

The Quran (القرآن‎, romanized: al-Qurʼān, literally meaning "the recitation"), also romanized Qur'an or Koran, is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God (Allah). It is widely regarded as the finest work in classical Arabic literature. The Quran is divided into chapters (Arabic: سورة sūrah, plural سور suwar), which are subdivided into verses (Arabic: آية āyah, plural آيات āyāt).

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 days ago

It is because of the great similarity between what happened to Prophet Musa (AS) and Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and what happened hy and to the community to whom Prophet Musa was sent, and what will happen by and to Muslims who are supposed to follow the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA).

 Allah (SWT) did mention in Quran (Verily, We have sent to you (O mankind) a Messenger (Muhammad) who is a witness on you, as We have sent to Fir'aun a Mesenger (Musa). Sura 73, Verse 15.

We don't read in the whole Quran any verse like this verse of similarity. Allah (SWT) never mention similarity between Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and any other prophet like it is between him and Prophet Musa (AS).

The verses mentioning the sufferings of Musa from the disobedience from his own community (Bani Israel ) are warning the Muslims from similar attitude of disobedience of the orders of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA). Allah (SWT) said in Quran ( O you who believe, Be not like those who annoyed Musa, then Allah saved him from what they claimed ( against him) Sura 33, verse 69).

In Sura Al-Jum'ah which is recommended to be recited on Friday Prayers and many other prayers on Thursday night and Friday morning, we read how Allah (SWT) is warning the Muslims from the fate of those who were claiming believing in Prophet Musa (AS) and were been asked to follow Torah, but they failed to obey. Allah mentioned them as an example for Muslims and said they are like a donkey carrying books which means that Muslims who will not obey the Prophet and Quran will be like these who denied the signs of Allah.

Allah (SWT) did mention in Quran that the successors of Musa are twelve ( Indeed, Allah Has taken the covenant from Bani Israel (Musa's community) and We appointed twelve (divine) leaders . Sura 5, verse 12. This verse and above verse (Al-Muzzammil: 15) confirming the similarity between Prophet Musa and Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) should be enough evidence to prove that the successors of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) are twelve. This Quranic evidence confirms many authentic prophetic statements mentioning the Twelve successors of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) which are mentioned in Shia and Sunni books of Hadeeth including Saheeh Bukhari : 6682,  Saheeh Muslim : 3393, Musnad Ibn Hanbal :3593, Tirmithi; 2149 and many other Sunni books.

Prominent Sunni scholar from Al-Azhar in Egypt ( Shaikh Mahmoud Abu Rayyan) who did thorough research comparing between different Muslim sects said that if Muslims understand Quranic verses about Musa and Harun,they will understand that none than Ali (AS) is the real successor after the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA).

This subject has many details which can lead Muslim Ummah to unity under the orders of Allah (SWT) and the Prophet (SAWA).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 5 days ago

There is a difference between Quran and its Tafseer. The Quran which we and all Muslims have since beginning of Islam till now is the same Quran which was written by Imam Ali (AS) and recited and remained with Imam Ali (AS) and all the Infallible Imams of Ahlul Bayt (AS).

Uthman ibn Affan took the Quranic copy written by Imam Ali (AS) and removed the Tafseer (explanation notes which was written by Imam Ali) then sent the Quranic text only to different places.

Quranic copy with the real Tafseer of all the verses is with Ahlul Bayt (AS). It will be known to Muslims after the re appearance of Al-Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) who will disclose the real meanings of all the Quranic verses.

Quranic text is exactly the same and completely intact and unchanged since the revelation of Quran on the Prophet (SAWA) till the Day of Judgement.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 week ago

from AllahYes. It is highly recommended to recite Quran and do good deeds on behalf of the Prophet (SAWA) and his Holy Progeny. Our great Ulama advise to recite Quran daily and gift the reward of it to Imam Al-Mahdi (AS). You will then get greater reward and more generous gifts from him.

It should be noted that reward of reciting Quran or any good deed can be gifted not only to the deceased ( Marhoumeen) but also to the living persons.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 1 week ago

Quran is the greatest miracle in the whole history of the world, which proves that it can never be made by any one but Allah with His unlimited powers and unlimited Knowledge.

Miracle is something that people can not do it e.g. Prophet Jesus was granted by Allah the ability to revive the dead and cure the cureless. His miracles were limited to his time and no one can witness any of Jesus miracles now. The miracles of Quran is everlasting and can be witnessed by any one, any where and any time. Quran has challenged its enemies who used to claim that it was made by Muhammad, to bring like Quran even if the gather all their allies and supporters from Jinns and humans. The enemies of Quran failed to stand to the challenge. Allah then challenged them to bring ten chapters like the chapters of Quran which are 114 chapters. They failed again. Then Allah challenged them to bring just one chapter like any of the 114 chapters of Quran. They failed again. This challenge has proven that Quran is never from any human source otherwise the enemies of Quran could have brought anything like it even one chapter like any of its 114 chapters. Millions of Arabs today are non Muslims and they know the Arabic language very well, yet none of them could make even one line like Quran. This is an evidence which is enough for any one who thinks in proper way.

Quran was revealed on the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) from Allah (SWT) and the allegation of obtaining it from Christians and Jewish communities has no scientific value at all, when you read Quran and compare it with the Jewish and Christian texts. Some similarities are there because the common origin of all the three texts is from Allah, but Torah and Bible were distorted while Quran remained remained constant and unchanged.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 weeks ago

Zakat mentioned in Quran include all financial dues e,g. Zakat of the specific nine items, Zakatul Fitra, Khums, Nathr etc.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 weeks ago

There are four verses in Quran which we must prostrate when we recite or listen to any of them. They are: 1. The last verse in Sura al-'Alaq . 2. The last verse in Sura Najm. 3. A verse in Sura al-Sajda and 4. A verse in Sura Fussilat.

Immediate prostration is must and we don't need to have Wudhu, no facing Qibla in such prostration. Recitation during this prostration is recommended. It can be Subhanallah سبحان الله or Subhana Rabbi al-A'la Wa Bihamdih سبحان ربي الأعلى وبحمده m or any Du'a or Thikr of Allah even saying Ya Allah.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 3 weeks ago

Generally, this understanding is taken from what has been narrated about the revelation of a surah or ayat. 

However, sometimes there are contextual clues. For instance, if a verse discusses a historical event that happened after the hijrah, such as the Battle of Badr, it is understood that it was revealed in Medina.

Also, the style and content of Meccan verses are somewhat different from the style and content of Medinan verses. The Meccan verses tend to be shorter and focus more on the existence of God, the afterlife, and important ethical points, whereas the Medinan verses tend to be longer and also discuss matters such as legislation. This isn't an absolute rule but also lends some evidence.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 weeks ago

Shia great scholars (Maraaji' of Taqleed) allow reciting Quran in any of the famous seven recitations including the Qira'ah of Warsh, although we believe that the Qira'ah of Hafs from 'Aasim is the most authentic as it was taken from Ameerul Mo'mineen Ali (AS).

We are allowed to pray behind any Muslim following any Muslim sect apart from Shia Islam, but we need to recite Al-Hamd and Sura whispering,bin the first and second Rak'ats for ourselves.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

According the verdict of Ayatullah Sistani and many other great scholars, it is permissible to touch the translation of the meanings of Quran in any language except the name of Allah in any language.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

Some Muslims pray but with out understanding the message of Prayers and don't obey the Prophet (SAWA), like the Kharijites of that time and ISIS of today.

Real Prayer which purifies us is performed with humble obedience of Allah (SWT) and the Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS).

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 1 month ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Yes, it is permissible to keep on wearing an amulet, talisman, stone, etc. If the verses, Divine Names, or names of Ma'sumeen (a.s.) appear on the outside, then you should avoid touching it. Or, you are able to laminate it, or cover it with clear coloured nail polish, to avoid accidentally touching it. 

Yes, you can also read more than seven verses. the only verses you must not read are the verses that have a wajib sajdah. 

These verses are in Surah Fussilat, Najm, Sajdah and 'Alaq. 

And Allah knows best.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

If you want to recite Quran as Tilawah تلاوة our Tarteel ترتيل as Allah says in Quran : ورتِّل القران ترتيلا you must recite with your tongue and lips. Even if you want to recite Quran as Qira'ah قراءة as Allah says فاقرؤا ما تيسر من القران٬which is less degree than Tilawah, you need to use your tongue and lips. If you just look at the Quranic text with out using your tongue and lips, it will not be called reciting (Neither Tilawah nor Qira'ah) but just looking at the Quranic text, which is also good but it is lower than both degrees of reciting.

Du'a can be recited in any way as far as your heart is supplicating to Allah (SWT) and not just looking at the text.

Wassalam.