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7 years ago  ::  Jan 15, 2008 - 6:49AM #1
sazaj36
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I need a good search site for verses...many that I visit require exact wording to find the verses...which I usually dont know...which is why Im searching for them...anyone have a good site they use that just requires a few words for relevant ayats to pop up....appreciate it.

Right now I want verses that deal with suicide being forbidden...yet the word suicide isnt in the Quran...so I put in "to kill is forbidden"...still nothing...how in the heck do you use these sites?

Also, a non muslim asked for a site name that has good information about the life of the prophet...something that gives highlights about him before he became a prophet etc....anyone know a good one? He specifically wanted to know why people believed he was a prophet..what signs were there fortelling his coming etc.  I go to lots of sites randomly...I can never remember their names later.

thanks in advance
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7 years ago  ::  Jan 20, 2008 - 11:46AM #2
QureshiAbbasAli
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assalam o 'alaykum sister

if you have a basic working and reading knowledge of arabic

http://www.openburhan.com is the best web site, since

1- one clicks on the alphabet

2- it lists all the root words for the Quranic context

3- click on the root word (left panel) and all the verses appear in the right panel

other-wise, you can also use IslamiCity.com web site, which allows one to search even by english transliteration, i.e alhumdulillah

i would go by

http://www.openburhan.com

regards, ali.q
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7 years ago  ::  Jan 20, 2008 - 2:10PM #3
Al-Hadid
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Hello,

A handy desktop reference in english is "The Parallel Qur'an" compiled by Clay Smith and available at... [FONT='Times New Roman']http://www.clay.smith.name/[/FONT]

[FONT='Times New Roman']It consists of about 6 parallel transalations and is downloadable as a MS Word document, allowing desktop searching and all the normal "Word" functions.[/FONT]

[FONT='Times New Roman']Salaam,[/FONT]
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7 years ago  ::  Jan 21, 2008 - 12:07AM #4
sazaj36
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Thanks for the info both of you....but do you know any good sites for history of t he prophet himself...something about before he was a prophet actually? Thanks all the same.
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7 years ago  ::  Jan 22, 2008 - 11:08PM #5
QureshiAbbasAli
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[QUOTE=sazaj36;228520]Thanks for the info both of you....but do you know any good sites for history of t he prophet himself...something about before he was a prophet actually? Thanks all the same.[/QUOTE]

assalam o alaykum sister

if i understand your question correctly, are you referring to his life before him receiving the mantle of revelation?

if that is what you are asking, and mind you that i have very limited resources, i have not come across much material. it is very scanty at best, because muslims never obsessed with material before Islam, due to their aversion to what they would term as Jahiliyya

at the same time, even the material we have on the life of the Prophet in Mecca compared to Medina is not that much. the chapters of the Quran are easily identifiable since their import are more moral and ethical in nature as opposed to the Medinan revelations. even within Ulum al Quran, they tend to divide the Medinan revelations into several periods (i am not sure if it is 2 or 3). there is definately more abundance in the Medinan life as opposed to the Meccan life

Ibn Ishaq work on the life of the Prophet would be a good resource, perhaps

regards, ali.q
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6 years ago  ::  Feb 02, 2008 - 1:23AM #6
sonrisadeallah
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Sazaj, I just ran across something.  Not sure if it is exactly what you are looking for, but extremely accessable for your non-muslim friend:

http://www.pbs.org/muhammad/transcripts … script.pdf
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6 years ago  ::  Feb 02, 2008 - 3:48AM #7
Fondation
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Sazaj, you mention that you are looking for versus relating to suicide in the Quran. There are three different levels of the understanding of Quran. Shariah in Shariah, Shariah in Tariqah and Shariah in Haqeeqah. Based on what level one functions on, the interpretation would diifer. For eg. On Shariah in Shariah  there is the basic law which applies to all. Shariah in Tariqah are for those who are seeking the higher knowledge which is taught to us by Allah through the likes of Khidhr in Surah Kahf (The Cave). Shariah in Haqeeqah one functions on the point wherein one is given knowledege through Quran of ones etiqutte being awakefully aware that one is in the presence of Allah. Therefore when posing the question one needs to know at what level is the question being posed in order to receive the correct answer pertaining to the relevant question.
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6 years ago  ::  Feb 03, 2008 - 1:26AM #8
newmuslimlady
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Verses in the Bible that talk about the coming of a Prophet.

http://muhammad.net/biblelp/index.htm
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6 years ago  ::  Feb 03, 2008 - 1:26AM #9
newmuslimlady
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Verses in the Bible that talk about the coming of a Prophet.

http://muhammad.net/biblelp/index.htm
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