What are the differences between the various exegetes of the Qur’an and their methodologies? Exegetes – mufassirs – in Arabic are scholars who write explanatorycommentaries of the Qur’an. These are known as tafsir.
We know it is discouraged – makruh – for a woman to recite more than seven ayat of Qur’an during her menstrual period – haidh. On the other hand, it is highly recommended to read Qur’an in the Holy month of Ramadan.How should a woman get this reward – thawab? Should she, during the month of Ramadan, recite more than seven ayat of Qur’an while she has her menstrual period?
What are the Mushaf Fatimah or Mushaf Ali about? Where can we locate Imam Ali’s tafsir – exegesis – of the Qur’anic text, presented in the order in which each ayat was revealed?
Does the mention of Qur’anic ayat being subjected to abrogation – nasikh – or being abrogated – mansukh – mean it is true that ayat have been omitted from the Qur’an?Is the Qur’an used by Shi’ites any different from the Qur’an used by Sunnis?
In the Qur’an, Surah Bani Isra’il ayah 31, it is conveyed that Allah Almighty provides sustenance for our children as well as for ourselves. Why then do so many poor people the world over die each day from starvation and hunger? Please help me understand this.
The letters in some surahs
What is the meaning of the letters at the beginning of some surahs of the Qur’an? There are 14 different individual letters. Is there any significance in that number?
The new moon
What references are there in the Qur’an regarding the new moon?
The Holy Qur'an
It is historical fact that Khalifah Uthman burnt collections of Qur’anic writing –Mushafs – which were different to the Qur’an as we know it – Mushaf Osmani. Is it possible that the Qur’an incorporates changes in any of its ayat? If not, why are missing ayat referred to in Shi’ah collections such as that of al-Kulayni?
Women reciting in tajweed
Are women allowed to read Qur’an in a melodious recitation – tajwid – or in front of men?
The Qur'an and Hadith
An Imam in Belgium claims that once it is agreed that a Prophetic tradition is authentic it may override Qur’anic ayat. Is this true?
I have heard of the numeric miracles in the Qur’an, can you please provide some information about these?