Monthly Archives: August 2015

Etymology

The Romanized English word “Koran” comes from the Arabic word “Qur’an” (القرآن الكريم) which comes from the Arabic root word “Qara’a” (قرأ) meaning: recite; read.

Memorization

Many in the Muslim world have completely memorized the Qur’an. They have obtained the ability to recite (Tajwid) from memory, in Arabic, every Chapter (Surah) of the Qur’an. One chapter at a time. In Islam these people are given the honorific title of Hafiz  (حافظ).

Terrorism

5 Ways the Qur’an forbids    Terrorism i.e.  hirabah (حِرابة‎), is above all murder and murder is strictly prohibited in Islam. “and do not kill a soul that God has made sacrosanct, save lawfully.” [6:151] Having religious motives and/or justifications for terrorism is impermissible.  “There is no compulsion in religion. The right way has become distinct from error.” [2:256] Muslims are required to always exercise justice, even when they have a hatred for someone. “And do not let the hatred of a