How Was the Qur'an Revealed?

Answered by Ustadh Tariq Abdul-Rasheed Question: As-Salāmu `Alaykum, We all know that the Qurʾān was sent down to the Prophet ﷺ. We are also taught that it was indeed Jibrāʾīl (ʿalayhi s-salām) who would recite the Qurʾān with the Prophet ﷺ. It came down over a period of years. We know it is the word […]

Is the Basmala Part of the Qur’an?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:  In the Qaloon riwaya of the Qur’an (Maliki riwaya exclusively used in Libya) I noticed the basmala was not an ayat in the Fatiha. I inquired and found that the Malikis don’t consider it part of the Quran at all, whilst the Hanafis (and I think Shafi’s) consider the […]

How Do I Know that Allah Most High Exists and is Actively Maintaining Creation?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Science is affecting my faith, so my questions are: (1) How do I know that Allah Most High exists?   (2) How do I know the Qur’an is in fact revelation and truly miraculous?   (3) How do I know that He is Active, i.e., He did not […]

The Role of the Intellect with Respect to Revelation & Religion – Shaykh al-Bouti

“The intellect is the instrument of determining the soundness of transmission; of understanding its content; of reaching understanding of the meanings being indicates. The intellect is, thus, like a lamp that illuminates the milestones of the path for the traveller.” [Shaykh Bouti .. الدكتور البوطي :]   إن العقل أداة للوثوق بصحة ورود النقل، […]