Category Archives: Qur’an

Qur’an and Symphonic Music — Miscellaneous Comments 001 — exchange of responses

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem What follows is an exchange of responses on the previous blogpost (Qur’an and Symphonic Music — Miscellaneous Comments 001 … Continue reading

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Qur’an and Symphonic Music — Miscellaneous Comments 001

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ … Continue reading

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Clinging to the Earth

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَا لَكُمْ إِذَا قِيلَ لَكُمُ انفِرُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ اثَّاقَلْتُمْ إِلَى الْأَرْضِ ۚ أَرَضِيتُم بِالْحَيَاةِ … Continue reading

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Yusuf Ali Mistranslations 001

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Most of the African American Muslims I know put more trust in Yusuf Ali‘s translation of the Qur’an and … Continue reading

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Did Muhammad Copy the Qur’an from the Torah and the Bible?

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Did Muhammad copy parts of the Torah and and parts of Bible, add some of his own stuff in, … Continue reading

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Al-Faatihah — The Opening of the Qur’an — “bismillah”

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem  (You may want to read Al-Faatihah — The Opening of the Qur’an before reading this.) bismillaah bismil-Laah-ir-Rahmaan-ir-Raheem (In the … Continue reading

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Allahu Akbar (Allah is greater) — Ten Billion Times a Day

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem “Allahu akbar” (“Allah is greater”) is a simple statement. Any Muslim who is performing the daily salawaat is saying … Continue reading

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The Three Big Mysteries

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem For the scientific community, there are three big mysteries — the beginning of the cosmos, the cause of life, … Continue reading

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The Nameless One

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Only in English. (Or in a few other languages.) But in the language of the Qur’an, anyone and anything … Continue reading

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No Gaps, None

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Why don’t they look at the sky? Why don’t they look at the sky above them, how we constructed … Continue reading

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