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Ok So I listen to Quran a lot more than reading Quran and I listen to one specific sura alot which is Al-NISA and the shaikh always repeats a part of the ayat, which alot of other people do but I do not know a term for that. An Example of the first Verse of Soret Al NISA for ex is here (with bold text being the extra text)

ا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْس ٍ وَاحِدَة ٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا *وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا* وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالا ً كَثِيرا ً

So my question is : Is there a problem in memorizing it the "incorrect way" I am used to listen to. Actually it is stuck in my head for years now and sometimes I am not sure how this could be doing me any harm.

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The only thing I can say here is, I have listened to the quran a lot too, and after a while, it would start playing back in my mind. As I have not memorised the quran yet, when I would go back to reading it properly, I would realise that what I had memorised via audio I had heard a few letters incorrectly, and I had been repeating the incorrectly heard version in my head a lot. –  oshirowanen Feb 27 '13 at 11:27

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Coming back to a point and repeating the words... I wouldn't want to say that this is the 'incorrect way' but I often notice this when the verse is too long and the reciter is short of breath.

Having said that, let me share some ideas with you.

  1. like @oshirowanen has pointed out, playing it by ear and then repeating may not be exact, particularly if you're not familiar with Arabic.

  2. Some reciters DO make mistakes and they are rare. But if you don't know the original text, you'll memorise it just like the reciter's method. This can be a problem. So don't rely on this alone.

  3. The best thing to do is to sit with an expert reciter or qualified teacher and learn to read the Qur'aan. Then once you can do that, listen to the Qur'an on those recordings and follow. But please keep a copy of the Qur'an

May Allaah guide all of us!

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