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In-depth look into verses and themes of Quran.
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    Quran: Top 10 Mistranslated Verses

    Quran: Top 10 Mistranslated Verses

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    • 33 min
    Quran Burning, Muslim Hypocrisy & China

    Quran Burning, Muslim Hypocrisy & China

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    What should be our response to Quran Burning - Norway?
    [6:68] If you see those who mock our revelations, you shall avoid them until they delve into another subject. If the devil causes you to forget, then, as soon as you remember, do not sit with such evil people. [6:69] The righteous are not responsible for the utterances of those people, but it may help to remind them; perhaps they may be saved.
    [5:57] O you who believe, do not befriend those among the recipients of previous scripture who mock and ridicule your religion, nor shall you befriend the disbelievers. You shall reverence GOD, if you are really believers.
    [4:140] He has instructed you in the scripture that: if you hear GOD's revelations being mocked and ridiculed, you shall not sit with them, unless they delve into another subject. Otherwise, you will be as guilty as they are. GOD will gather the hypocrites and the disbelievers together in Hell.
    [109:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful [109:1] Say, "O you disbelievers. [109:2] "I do not worship what you worship. [109:3] "Nor do you worship what I worship. [109:4] "Nor will I ever worship what you worship. [109:5] "Nor will you ever worship what I worship. [109:6] "To you is your religion, and to me is my religion.”
    [87:9] Therefore, you shall remind; perhaps the reminder will benefit. [87:10] The reverent will take heed. [87:11] The wicked will avoid it.
    [60:8] GOD does not enjoin you from befriending those who do not fight you because of religion, and do not evict you from your homes. You may befriend them and be equitable towards them. GOD loves the equitable. [60:9] GOD enjoins you only from befriending those who fight you because of religion, evict you from your homes, and band together with others to banish you. You shall not befriend them. Those who befriend them are the transgressors.
     
    [2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.
     
    When can we fight?
    [2:190] You may fight in the cause of GOD against those who attack you, but do not aggress. GOD does not love the aggressors. [2:191] You may kill those who wage war against you, and you may evict them whence they evicted you. Oppression is worse than murder. Do not fight them at the Sacred Mosque (Masjid), unless they attack you therein. If they attack you, you may kill them. This is the just retribution for those disbelievers. [2:192] If they refrain, then GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful. [2:193] You may also fight them to eliminate oppression, and to worship GOD freely. If they refrain, you shall not aggress; aggression is permitted only against the aggressors.
     
    Even if we are being oppressed the first response is to get up and move
    [9:38] O you who believe, when you are told, "Mobilize in the cause of GOD," why do you become heavily attached to the ground? Have you chosen this worldly life in place of the Hereafter? The materials of this world, compared to the Hereafter, are nil.
    [4:97] Those whose lives are terminated by the angels, while in a state of wronging their souls, the angels will ask them, "What was the matter with you?" They will say, "We were oppressed on earth." They will say, "Was GOD's earth not spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?" For these, the final abode is Hell, and a miserable destiny.
    [4:75] Why should you not fight in the cause of GOD when weak men, women, and children are imploring: "Our Lord, deliver us from this community wh

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    Quran Talk - Mountains as Stabilizers

    Quran Talk - Mountains as Stabilizers

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    [13:3] He is the One who constructed the earth and placed on it mountains and rivers. And from the different kinds of fruits, He made them into pairs - males and females. The night overtakes the day. These are solid proofs for people who think.
     
    [88:17] Why do they not reflect on the camels and how they are created? [88:18] And the sky and how it is raised. [88:19] And the mountains and how they are constructed. [88:20] And the earth and how it is built.
    The distance to the center of the Earth is 6,371 kilometers (3,958 mi),
    Earth's inner core is the innermost geologic layer of the Earth. It is primarily a solid ball with a radius of about 1,220 kilometres (760 miles), which is about 20% of the Earth's radius. We have no samples of the Earth's core available for direct measurement, but from analysis of seismic waves and the magnetic field the inner core is believed to be composed of an iron–nickel alloy with some other elements. The temperature at the inner core's surface is estimated to be approximately 5700 K (5430 °C or 9806 °F), which is about the temperature at the surface of the Sun.
    Earth's outer core is a fluid layer about 2,400 km (1,500 mi or 40% of Earth’s radius) thick and composed of mostly liquid iron and nickel. Its outer boundary lies 2,890 km (1,800 mi) beneath Earth's surface. The transition between the inner core and outer core is located approximately 5,150 km (3,200 mi) beneath the Earth's surface.
    Earth’s mantle: The mantle is the mostly-solid bulk of Earth's interior. The mantle lies between Earth's dense, super-heated core and its thin outer layer, the crust. The mantle is about 2,900 kilometers (1,802 miles 40% of Earth’s radius) thick, and makes up a whopping 84% of Earth's total volume.
    Humans have drilled over 12 kilometers (7.67 miles) in the Sakhalin-I. In terms of depth below the surface, the Kola Superdeep Borehole SG-3 retains the world record at 12,262 metres (40,230 ft) in 1989 and still is the deepest artificial point on Earth.
    The Earth's crust is a thin shell on the outside of the Earth, accounting for less than 1% of Earth's volume. The Earth's crust ranges from 5–70 kilometres (3.1–43.5 mi) in depth. Because Earth’s crust are less dense than the mantle below, both types of crust "float" on the mantle.
    Mountains Moving
    Continental drift
    The Earth has 7 major plates. Each of these plates float onto of the Earth’s mantle. Each year each plate moves about an inch. When these plates collide into one another the plate that is stronger moves below and the plate that is weaker moves on top. Then over millions of years this accumulation in moving causes the formation of mountains.
    Mountains are waves of stone - their time horizon is much longer and move much slower
    [27:88] When you look at the mountains, you think that they are standing still. But they are moving, like the clouds. Such is the manufacture of GOD, who perfected everything. He is fully Cognizant of everything you do.
     
    [79:30] He made the earth egg-shaped.

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    وَالْأَرْضَ


    And the earth


    wal-arḍa


    ا ر ﺽ


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    بَعْدَ


    after


    baʿda


    ب ع د


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    ذَٰلِكَ


    that


    dhālika


    ذ ل ك


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    دَحَاهَا


    spread it / made it egg-shaped.


    daḥāhā


    د ح و

     
    The root for the word has predominately two meanings: the first meaning is of an egg, but specifically an ostrich egg.
    The word دَحَاهَا / dahaha in Arabic comes from the word for an egg, but specifically an ostrich egg. The Earth is not a perfect sphere it is an Oblate Sph

    • 25 min
    Wisdom - The Things That Never Change

    Wisdom - The Things That Never Change

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    Knowledge / Wisdom / Understanding
    [2:269] He bestows wisdom upon whomever He chooses, and whoever attains wisdom, has attained a great bounty. Only those who possess intelligence will take heed.
    Proverbs 8: 10 Receive my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. 11 For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her. 
    Proverbs 16:16 How much better to acquire wisdom than gold; to gain understanding is more desirable than silver.
    What is wisdom?
    [31:12] We have endowed Luqmãn with wisdom:
    "You shall be appreciative of GOD." Whoever is appreciative is appreciative for his own good. As for those who turn unappreciative, GOD is in no need, Praiseworthy.
    [31:13] Recall that Luqmãn said to his son, as he enlightened him, "O my son, do not set up any idols beside GOD; idolatry is a gross injustice.”
    [31:16] "O my son, know that even something as tiny as a mustard seed, deep inside a rock, be it in the heavens or the earth, GOD will bring it. GOD is Sublime, Cognizant.
    [31:17] "O my son, you shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat).
    You shall advocate righteousness and forbid evil,
    and remain steadfast in the face of adversity. These are the most honorable traits.
    [31:18] "You shall not treat the people with arrogance,
    nor shall you roam the earth proudly. GOD does not like the arrogant showoffs.
    [31:19] "Walk humbly and lower your voice—the ugliest voice is the donkey's voice.”
    But there is one other key to wisdom:
    If information was all we need six pack abs and millionaires 
    [62:5] The example of those who were given the Torah then failed to uphold it is like the donkey carrying great works of literature. Miserable indeed is the example of people who rejected GOD's revelations. GOD does not guide the wicked people.
    Knowledge without action is useless
    Knowledge like wealth is a provision meaning that it is allocated strictly by God to His servants
    [34:39] Say, "My Lord is the One who controls all provisions; He increases the provisions for whomever He chooses from among His servants, or reduces them. Anything you spend (in the cause of God), He will reward you for it; He is the Best Provider.”
    We used to hoard stuff now many of us hoard knowledge - as if I just read one more book, listen to one more podcast, read one more article or tweet then I will be complete. It never ends are apatite for information is endless.
    Hoarding in Arabic means the continuous pursuit for more things.
    The only thing we should be continuously pursuing for our entire lives is righteousness and attempting to gain God’s favor because this is the only thing that will matter in the Hereafter
    Like anything else - if we are unappreciative of the knowledge God gave us then He may take it back.
    [17:85] They ask you about the revelation. Say, "The revelation comes from my Lord. The knowledge given to you is minute." [17:86] If we will, we can take back what we revealed to you, then you will find no protector against us.
    We think that wisdom comes with knowing more, but the only thing that comes with knowing more is responsibility.
    Knowledge is just like wealth the more we have the more we are responsible for
    The Rich Believer is Better than the Poor Believer
    [16:75] GOD cites the example of a slave who is owned, and is totally powerless, compared to one whom we blessed with good provisions, from which he gives to charity secretly and publicly. Are they equal? Praise be to GOD, most of them do not know.
    [16:76] And GOD cites the example of two men: one is du

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    False Prohibitions in Islam: Are Pirates Haram?

    False Prohibitions in Islam: Are Pirates Haram?

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    [29:68] Who is more evil than one who fabricates lies and attributes them to GOD, or rejects the truth when it comes to him? Is Hell not a just retribution for the disbelievers? 
     
    [6:150] Say, "Bring your witnesses who would testify that GOD has prohibited this or that." If they testify, do not testify with them. Nor shall you follow the opinions of those who reject our revelations, and those who disbelieve in the Hereafter, and those who stray away from their Lord.
     
    [7:32] Say, "Who prohibited the nice things GOD has created for His creatures, and the good provisions?" Say, "Such provisions are to be enjoyed in this life by those who believe. Moreover, the good provisions will be exclusively theirs on the Day of Resurrection." We thus explain the revelations for people who know.
     
    There are so many things that Muslims have prohibited that has no basis in the Quran.
     
    Dogs
     
    The common belief among Muslims is that dogs are haram. They base this on a number of Hadith that make the following claims:

    That angels do not enter homes where there is a dog or angle


    That it is not only prohibited to keep a dog for anything other than guarding livestock or farm work, but if you do you will have you good deeds taken away from you


    That the saliva of a dog is najis (unclean) and if it touches a utensil it must be washed 7 times


    That if a dog, donkey, or women walk in front of someone who is doing Salat that it nullifies one’s Salat.

    Do any of these claims have any merit according to the Quran?
    Dogs occur three times in the Quran and each time debunks each of the previous claims
     
    [5:4] They consult you concerning what is lawful for them; say, "Lawful for you are all good things, including what trained dogs and falcons catch for you." You train them according to GOD's teachings. You may eat what they catch for you, and mention GOD's name thereupon. You shall observe GOD. GOD is most efficient in reckoning.
     
    When a dog hunts does it use its paws or mouth to catch the food? Obviously it uses its mouth. Therefore this verse lets us know that God is telling us it is okay to eat the food that hunting dogs catch with us with their mouths. Meaning that there is no prohibition around the saliva of a dog.
     
    There is a difference between choice and prohibition
     
    In a choice someone can choose to do something - in a prohibition we are indicating that if we do something we will be committing a sin
     
    Video with kids sharing an ice cream with a dog. I find that gross, you might not, but by no means is that a sin.
     
    Sleepers of the Cave
    [18:18] You would think that they were awake, when they were in fact asleep. We turned them to the right side and the left side, while their dog stretched his arms in their midst. Had you looked at them, you would have fled from them, stricken with terror. When the Quran uses the term “we” as in “we turned them to the right side and the left side” this means that the angels participated. So the angels entered their sanctuary despite the fact that there was a dog clearly sleeping among them.
     
    [18:22] Some would say, "They were three; their dog being the fourth," while others would say, "Five; the sixth being their dog," as they guessed. Others said, "Seven," and the eighth was their dog. Say, "My Lord is the best knower of their number." Only a few knew the correct number. Therefore,do not argue with them; just go along with them. You need not consult anyone about this.
    In these verses, God is emphasizing that it is not important how many there were but that there was

    • 33 min
    Joseph

    Joseph

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    [12:7] In Joseph and his brothers there are lessons for the seekers.
    Dream #1 - Humility 
    When Joseph was explaining his dream to his father Jacob, there is a slight subtlety that is in the verse that is showing Joseph’s humility. The verse reads:
    [12:4] Recall that Joseph said to his father, "O my father, I saw eleven planets, and the sun, and the moon; I saw them prostrating before me.”
    Notice that Joseph didn’t say: 
    "O my father, I saw eleven planets, and the sun, and the moon prostrating before me.”
    This repeating of “I saw” appears to be a hesitation in telling his father what he saw, and shows Joseph’s humility even at a young age, that despite what he witnessed in his dream he was not boasting. 
    And think who was Joseph’s father? Jacob (Israel) one of God’s prophets, who was among the most righteous.
    The thought of telling his own father a prophet of God that in his dream he saw the solar system prostrating before him he was apprehensive to tell him.
    As children, it is easier to be humble.
    [16:78] GOD brought you out of your mothers' bellies knowing nothing, and He gave you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brains, that you may be appreciative.
    As children, everyone seems bigger than us, smarter than us, more accomplished and respected than us.
    But what happens when we become older?
     
    Dream #2 - Arrogance
    When Joseph was in prison we see the following interaction he had with his prison mates
    [12:36] Two young men were in the prison with him. One of them said, "I saw (in my dream) that I was making wine," and the other said, "I saw myself carrying bread on my head, from which the birds were eating. Inform us of the interpretation of these dreams. We see that you are righteous." [12:37] He said, "If any food is provided to you, I can inform you about it before you receive it. This is some of the knowledge bestowed upon me by my Lord. I have forsaken the religion of people who do not believe in GOD, and with regard to the Hereafter, they are really disbelievers. [12:38] "And I followed instead the religion of my ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We never set up any idols beside GOD. Such is the blessing from GOD upon us and upon the people, but most people are unappreciative. [12:39] "O my prison mates, are several gods better, or GOD alone, the One, the Supreme? [12:40] "You do not worship beside Him except innovations that you have made up, you and your parents. GOD has never authorized such idols. All ruling belongs to GOD, and He has ruled that you shall not worship except Him. This is the perfect religion, but most people do not know. [12:41] "O my prison mates, one of you will be the wine butler for his lord, while the other will be crucified— the birds will eat from his head. This settles the matter about which you have inquired." [12:42] He then said to the one to be saved "Remember me at your lord." Thus, the devil caused him to forget his Lord, and, consequently, he remained in prison a few more years.
    [61:2] O you who believe, why do you say what you do not do? [61:3] Most abominable in the sight of GOD is that you say what you do not do.
    [47:30] If we will, we can expose them for you, so that you can recognize them just by looking at them. However, you can recognize them by the way they talk. GOD is fully aware of all your works.
    [3:159] It was mercy from GOD that you became compassionate towards them. Had you been harsh and mean-hearted, they would have abandoned you. Therefore, you shall pardon them and ask forgiveness for them, and consult them. Onc

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Quran is The Best Hadith

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I understand some negative reviews due to the Host's disdain for Hadith [Sayings of the Prophet (P.B.U.H=Peace be upon him) and Sunnah(Actions of the Prophet (P.B.U.H)]. As long as there is no contradiction to the Quran he's fine. He cites Quranic sources an makes logical sense. He isn't creating division or trying to convert people. He keeps with the idea that there is no compulsion in religion (You can't force someone when it comes to religion).

I have listened to about 6 episodes so far and they have been great. He cites his sources in the episode comments making it easy to verify what he says. You can tell that he researches each topic well.

Ultimately, in any kind of educational podcast, you are hoping for a positive change in your life by applying what you have learned. I can say this podcast has done that for me. I am thankful for the creator of this podcast and thankful to God for having come across this.

Edit: After reading a review from another listener that said episode 3 said the Shahada was false I listened to that episode. QuranTalk makes no such claim. He says there will be no intercession from the Prophet (PBUH) on the day of judgement. Some people believe that to be the case from "Sunnah" but we all know any Sunnah that contradicts the Quran isn't true. So I am not sure if the listener misunderstood.

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