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Did Hitler use a verse from the Quran in one of his speeches?

The original Arabic seems to be from Surah 54,1 Al-Qamar: The Hour has come near, and the moon has split [in two]. __Translation into English from Quran.com What that sentence alone might mean ...
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Is there a place in the world where two oceans meet and they don't mix?

To answer your question, "Is there a place in the world where two oceans meet and they don't mix?" No, the water mixes it just isn't instantaneous. Saline, temperature differences, and pollutants can ...
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Do Qur'an verse counts correspond to the moon landing date and take-off time from the surface of moon?

Indeed, one can verify that the number of verses counted excluding the first one are exactly 1389. You can verify this using any online quran. Also, the year 1389 in islamic calendar happens to be ...
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Did the Qur'an predict an expanding universe 1300 years before Edwin Hubble?

Before we reach for the miraculous, we must first consider the mundane. What are the odds the Quran is coincidentally right? Pretty good. Consider there's only three options here: Expanding. ...
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Did the Quran predict the speed of light?

The most straight-up reading of the passage suggests nothing about a speed of travel through space. If anything, it seems to be another rendition of the common idea that "divine time" is ...
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Did the Qur'an predict an expanding universe 1300 years before Edwin Hubble?

Quran: وَٱلسَّمَآءَ بَنَيْنَـٰهَا بِأَيْي۟دٍۢ وَإِنَّا لَمُوسِعُونَ Quran.com translation: The heavens, We have built them with might. And verily, We are expanding it The translation is not quite ...
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Did the Qur'an predict the defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Issus?

The challenge was that the victory will be 3 to 9 years later. The word in English "soon" doesn't have this meaning but in Arabic it does بِضْعِ سِنِينَ This is a fact that is approved by Arabic ...
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Does the Quran advise men to beat their wives if they disobey them?

According to Wife Battery in Islam: Comprehensive Understanding of Interpretations Violence Against Women Volume 13 Number 5 May 2007 pages 516-526. It is possible to classify the understanding of ...
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Does the Quran say in its verse 4:89 that "Those who reject Islam must be killed"?

The are many translations of the verse, but that is not a reasonable one. Instead: They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies ...
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Are there no camels in the Qur'an?

There are about two dozen mentions of camels in the Quran, depending on the translation. For instance, there are mentions of "naga" which are female camels; and "camel packs" which in some ...
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