Prophets (Nabi) vs. Messenger (Rasool) and 4:136 and 57:25

Two verses that individuals try to use to claim that messengers receive scripture to distort the difference in function between a messenger (rasool) and a prophet (nabi) are the following: [57:25] We sent our messengers supported by clear proofs, and we sent down to them the scripture and the law, that the people may uphold … Continue reading Prophets (Nabi) vs. Messenger (Rasool) and 4:136 and 57:25

Understanding the Meaning of Sura 7: The Purgatory (Al-A‘arãf)

Sura 7 of the Quran is entitled الأعراف (Al-A‘arãf) and is translated as The Purgatory. When we look up the meaning of Purgatory in the dictionary, we get the following definitions: (in Roman Catholic doctrine) a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to … Continue reading Understanding the Meaning of Sura 7: The Purgatory (Al-A‘arãf)

What is the meaning of وَاضْرِبُوهُنَّ in 4:34 of Quran?

There is a lot of debate around the meaning of 4:34 in the Quran. The proponents against the Quran will claim that this verse advocates to beat one's wife, while some other individuals will claim that the verse is improperly translated. So let's first take a look at the verse and determine if the verse … Continue reading What is the meaning of وَاضْرِبُوهُنَّ in 4:34 of Quran?