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100 Questions on The Holy Qur’an (2)

51) The Qur’an repeatedly warns of a certain day.Can you say which day it is?

A) Youmal Qiyamah.(Doomsday)

52) Who were those people with whom Allah was pleased and they were pleased with Him, as mentioned in the Qur’an?

A) Companions of Prophet Muhammed.(Sallallah u Alaihi Wasallam)

53) In which Holy Book of Non-Muslims the Qur’an mentioned repeatedly?

A) In the Holy Book of Sikh Community-Granth Saheb.

54) In which year were the vowels inserted in the Qur’an?

A) 43 Hijri.

55) Who were the first serious students of the Qur’an?

A) As-haabus Suffah.

56) Which is the first Residential University where the faculty of the Qur’an was established for the first time?

A) Masjid-e-Nabvi. [Mosque of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)]

57) By what name did the Qur’an address those noble and pious people who were selected by Allah to convey His

message to mankind?

A) Nabi (Prophet) and Rasool (Messenger).

58) What type of a person does the Qur’an want to make?

A) Momin.

59) What is the scale or measure of one’s dignity according to the Qur’an?

A) Thaqwa. (Piety)

60) What according to the Qur’an is the root cause of the evil?

A) Alcohol.

61) What are the two most important types of kinds of Aayaat (Verses)found in the Qur’an?

A) Muhakamaat and muthashabihaath.

62) Which is the longest Surah (Chapter) in the Qur’an?

A) Surah-al-Baqarah.

63) Which is the smallest Surah in the Qur’an?

A) Surah-al-Kausar.

64) What was the age of Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) when Qur’an was first revealed to him

through Jibraeel (Alaihis-salaam) ?

A) 40 Years.

65) How long did Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) receive the revelation of the Qur’an in Makkah?

A) 13 Years.

66) How long did Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) receive the revelation of the Qur’an in Madinah?

A) 10 Years.

67) Where was the first Surah revealed?

A) In Makkah.

68) Where was the last Surah revealed?

A) In Madinah.

69) How many years did it take for the complete revelation of the Qur’an?

A) 22 years,5 months and 14 days.

70) Which Surah(Chapter) of the Qur’an is to be read compulsorily in each raka’at of the Salaat (Namaaz)?

A) Surah-al-Fatihah.

71) Which is the Surah, which Allah taught as a Du’a(Prayer) ?

A) Surah-al-Fatihah.

72) What is the reason of keeping Surah-al-Fatihah in the beginning of the Qur’an?

A) It is the door to the Qur’an

73) What is the Surah (Chapter) revealed completely and found first place in the Qur’an?

A) Surah-al-Fatihah.

74) Who was the only lady whose personal name is found in the Qur’an?

A) Mariam(Alaihis- salaam).

75) In which Surah (Chapter) of the Qur’an do you find maximum instructions?

A) Surah-al-Baqarah.

76) When and Where did the Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and Jibraeel (Alaihis-salaam)

meet for the second time?

A) On Friday,18th Ramadan,in the Cave of Hira.

77) What was the interval between the first and the second revelation?

A) 2 years and six months.

78) Which is the Surah (Chapter) that does start without Bismillah?

A) Surah-al-Taubah or Bara’ath.

79) In which Surah (Chapter) of the Qur’an Bismillah is repeated twice?

A) Surah-al Naml.

80) How many Surah (Chapter) in the Qur’an have the titles named after different Prophets?

A) 6 Surahs (Chapters):

a) Surah-al-Yunus.

b)Surah-al-Hood.

c) Surah-al-Yusuf.

d) Surah-al-Ibraheem.

e)Surah-al-Nuh.

f) Surah-al-Muhammed.

81) In which part of the Qur’an do you find ‘Ayat-ul-Kursi’ (Verse of the Throne)?

A) In the beginning of the third Part .(Chapter2-55)

82) How many different names of Allah are mentioned in the Qur’an?

A) 99

83) Who were the three non-prophets whose names are mentioned with due respect in the Qur’an?

A) Luqman,Aziz of Egypt and Zulqarnain.

84) At the time Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu) how many companions had compiled the Qur’an in the form of a book?

A) 75 companions.

85) Which is that only book which is completely memorized by millions of people in the world?

A) Al-Qur’an.

86) What did the Jinns who heard a few Aayaath Verses) of the Qur’an say to each other?

A) We have heard a unique discourse which shows the right path, verily we believe in it.

87) Which are the most popular translations of the Qur’an in English?

A) Translation by Muhammed Marmaduke Pickthall and by Allama Yusuf Ali.

88) Into how many languages of the world has the Holy Qur’an been translated?

A) Nearly 103 languages.

89) Who was the first translator of the Holy Qur’an into Urdu?

A) Moulana Shah Rafiuddin Muhaddis Dehlavi.

90) What will be our condition on ‘The day of the Judgment’ according to the Qur’an?

A) Everybody will be in a state of anxiety.

91) Who was the Prophet mentioned in the Qur’an whose three generations were prophets?

A) Ibraheem (Alaihis-salaam) .

92) What is that book which abolished all old rules and regulations?

A) Al-Qur’an.

93) What does the Qur’an say about property and wealth?

A) They are tests of one’s faith.

94) According to the Qur’an who is ‘khaatamun Nabiyyeen’ (the last of the Prophets)?

A) Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

95) What is the name of the book that tells us clearly about the reality of the beginning and the end of the world?

A) Al-Qur’an.

96) In the Qur’an what other name is given to the city of Makkah?

A) Bakkah and Baladul Ameen.

97) According to the Qur’an what other name is given to the city of Madinah?

A) Yathrib.

98) Whose Generation is known as ‘Bani Israeel’ according to the Qur’an?

A) The generation of Prophet Yaqoob(Alaihis salaam) who is also known as Israeel.

99) Which are the mosques that are mentioned in the Qur’an

a) Masjid-ul-Haram.

b) Masjid-ul-Zirar.

c) Masjid-ul-Nabawi.

d) Masjid-u l-Aqsa.

e) Masjid Quba.

100) The name of which angels are mentioned in the Qur’an?

a) Jibraeel Ameen.Alaihis salaam)

b) Meekaeel.(Alaihis salaam)

c) Haroot.(Alaihis salaam)

d) Maroot.(Alaihis salaam)

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Journey To The Moon


Al-Quran [84-The Splitting, 18-20]
18- And the Moon when it is full
19- You will surely ride from stage to stage
20- So, why do they not believe?

The moon is associated in our minds with beautiful scenes and romantic landscapes. For those who use the lunar calendar, it is a precision calculator. The ebb and tide it causes have always been a mystery for men. It is used to symbolize mathematics, astronomy, art and romanticism.

Throughout history the moon has been the symbol of the unattainable. All these features also existed at the time of the Prophet.

For 1400 years the meaning of the above quoted verses remained unraveled. In the Quran, the conjunction “and” (wa) is frequently used to stress a point; sometimes it is rendered in English by the preposition “by” when making serious promises, taking an oath or calling someone to witness. Commentators dealt differently with the “ride from stage to stage.” The reason was the inaccessibility of the moon at the time. Going to the moon was beyond imagination.

This “riding from stage to stage” had the association for some of spiritual ascension, symbolizing the passage from this world to the other world, the stages of development of man from an embryo to adolescence and senescence. Yet, the verse foresees that human beings will pass from stage to stage in the future. Spiritual ascension and man’s biological development were nothing new. Therefore, I am of the opinion that these interpretations of the past do not reflect reality. The context of the verse connotes the anticipation that a particular phenomenon will take place in the future and the verse questions the reason why the people do not believe when this event takes place. The Arabic word “tabaq” (stage) also mentioned in the sura 67, 3rd verse, and the sura 71, 15th verse, refers not to spiritual, but concrete things. The use of the word “ride” clearly connotes a journey.

Having thus explained the 19th verse in this fashion, the thing that our attention is drawn to, the moon in the 18th verse, supports the idea that “riding from stage to stage” is done by means of a shuttle from the earth to the moon.

WHY DO THEY NOT BELIEVE?

The Russian spacecraft Luna 2 was the first probe to hit the moon (September 12, 1959), and Luna 3 took the first photographs of the far side of the moon. But the most important event was the landing on the moon on July, 21, 1969 by Neil Armstrong and his companions aboard the Apollo 11. The scene of landing on the blurred TV screen was surely one of the most spectacular events in human history.

What had been thought impossible had come true. There were positivists, however, who pointed to this event as a scientific achievement and used it as an argument against religion. Certain bigoted scholars of Islam contended that it was a lie that there had been such an event, and that anybody who claimed that man was on the moon would be cursed.

The miraculous prediction had come true, showing once again God’s art and power. Photographs taken from the moon reflect once more the splendor of God’s design. The mass of the moon, the moon’s distance from the earth point to God’s splendid design. Had the mass of the moon been larger or had the moon been nearer the earth, the continents would be flooded following the tide, rendering our survival impossible.

Verse 20 that comes after verses 18 & 19 in which the journey to the moon is predicted, which reads: “So, why do they not believe?” may refer to the unbelievers and atheists who remained blind to God’s splendor and wisdom, considering this a victory of science over religion. This misconception accounts for the misinterpretation of God’s ways, namely the fact that science is nothing but the entirety of rules He infused into matter. They labor under the delusion that science and religion vie for supremacy. The origin of science and religion is God. Two things that emanate from God cannot be contradictory. Any contradiction may have been due either to scientific errors or to bigoted theologians who dared to make announcements in the name of God. Verse 21, coming after the verses that I have analyzed in this section, is as follows:

21- And when the Quran is read to them, they do not fall prostrate.
84-The Splitting, 21

THE MOON HAS SPLIT

1- The Hour has come closer and the moon has split (shaqqa).
54-The Moon, 1

There is another indication in the Quran in the above verse referring to the landing on the moon. In order to have a better insight into this, let us dwell on the connotation of the Arabic word “shaqqa” which, among its multifarious meanings, signifies “rending asunder,” “splitting,” “fissuring;” it may also signify plowing the soil.

25- We pour forth water in abundance.
26- And We split (shaqqa) the earth in fragments.
80-He Frowned, 25-26

As we see, to describe the fissures made by water on the earth’s soil, the same word “shaqqa” is used. One of the most important events that occasioned man’s visit to the moon was the sampling of the soil on the surface of the moon. The surface of the moon was fissured by man for the first time in history. The term “shaqqa” may refer to this cleavage. We have examined the 1st verse of the sura “The Moon.” The 2nd verse of the same sura addresses the wrongdoers who preferred to ignore the evidences of God.

2- Yet if they see a sign they turn away and they say, “A continuous sorcery!”
54-The Moon, 2

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MIRACLES IN QURAN – TWO SEAS

Modern Science has discovered that in the places where two different seas meet, there is a barrier between them. This barrier divides the two seas so that each sea has its own temperature, salinity, and density.
[Principles of Oceanography – Davis, pp. 92-93]

For example, Mediterranean Sea water is warm, saline and less dense, compared to Atlantic Ocean water. When Mediterranean Sea water enters the Atlantic over the Gibraltar sill, it moves several hundred kilometers into the Atlantic at a depth of about 1,000 meters with its own warm, saline and less dense characteristics.The Mediterranean water stabilizes at this depth.
[Principles of Oceanography p. 93]

The Mediterranean Sea water as it enters the Atlantic over the Gibraltar sill with its own warm, saline and less dense characteristics, because of the barrier that distinguishes between them. Temperatures are in degrees Celsius (C).

Even in depths (indicated here by darker colors) up to 1,400 meters and at distances ranging from a minus -100 to +2,500 meters, we find that both bodies of water maintain their individual temperatures and salinity.

Although there are large waves, strong currents, and tides in these seas, they do not mix or transgress this barrier.

The Holy Quran mentioned that there is a barrier between two seas that meet and that they do not transgress. God said:
He has let free the two seas meeting to gather. There is a barrier between them. They do not transgress.
[Holy Quran 55:19-20]

But when the Quran speaks about the divider between fresh and salt water, it mentions the existence of “a forbidding partition” with the barrier.

God said in the Quran:
He is the one who has let free the two bodies of flowing water, one sweet and palatable, and the other salty and bitter. And He has made between them a barrier and a forbidding partition.
[Holy Quran 25:53]

On may ask, why did the Quran mention the partition when speaking about the divider between fresh and salt water, but did not mention it when speaking about the divider between the two seas?

Modern science has discovered that in estuaries, where fresh (sweet) and salt water meet, the situation is somewhat different from what is found in places where two seas meet. It has been discovered that what distinguishes fresh water from salt water in estuaries is a “pycnocline zone with a marked density discontinuity separating the two layers.”
[Oceanography p. 242]

This partition (zone of separation) has a different salinity from the fresh water and from the salt water
[Oceanography p. 244 and Introductory Oceanography pp. 300-301]

This information has been discovered only recently using advanced equipment to measure temperature, salinity, density, oxygen dissolubility, etc. The human eye cannot see the difference between the two seas that meet, rather the two seas appear to us as one homogeneous sea. Likewise the human eye cannot see the division of water in estuaries into the three kinds: the fresh water, the salt water, the partition (zone of separation).

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