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So the angels called him while he was standing in prayer in the chamber (al-miḥrāb), “Indeed, Allah gives you good tidings of John, confirming a word from Allah and [who will be] honorable, abstaining [from women], and a prophet from … Continue reading

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The word dīn, usually translated as “religion” has the original meaning “obedience” and “submission”. Dīn is etymologically related to dayn which means debt. The relationship between these two words is quite obvious. Anyone who is in debt must, in many … Continue reading

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