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The proper ways of recitation of the Qur'an by following the tajweed etc

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What does Islam say about reading the Quran in a language other than Arabic?

Is it necessary to read the Quran in Arabic? I have learned from elders and also seen many videos stating that understanding the meaning of the Qur'an is more important than just reading it. As i don'...
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What are the different punctuation in Quran?

I would like to know how many punctuations are there and their respective action (i.e. stop for a while or don't stop at this point of sentence) that come in Quran. For example, I know of one ...
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How to continue a discontinued ayah while reciting the Qur'an?

While performing Qirat on long ayaah of the Holy Qur'an, it is obvious to lose breath when in between the ayah. When losing breath, the recitation is paused and then continued from two or three words ...
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How many sajdas are in Qur'an?

I would like to know the number of sajdas in Qur'an, and the exact verse numbers where performing a Sajda is required. Just mentioning the verses' numbers would be sufficient instead of referencing ...
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Can a woman recite the Qur'an during her menses?

During a recent Jumuah prayer I heard a hadeeth about Abu Hurairah (RAA) Abu Huraira reported: He met the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, in the road of Medina while he was in ...
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Reading/listening Quran in another language [duplicate]

My question is regarding the recitation and listening of the Quran and it's benefits: I have searched myself of course, but I did not find an answer to my question so far so insha-Allah I will get it ...
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What Suras/Ayat are Mustahab (recommended) to recite in the five fardh prayers?

I heard that it's mustahab to read from specific Surahs in quran in each of he five fardh prayers (i.e, Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Ishaa). What are these Surahs for each prayer? and who ...
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Is it permissible to recite Surahs while walking?

My educational institution is at a distance of about 1.5 KM from Bus stop. I usually cover this distance while reciting Surahs. What I want to ask is, Is it permissible to recite Surahs from Qur'an ...
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How many verses of Quran should be recited after al Fatihah in Jammah prayer?

I currently have another Muslim brother staying in my house. We have been praying some of our Salat together at home; sometimes he leads and sometimes I do. Sometimes when he leads Maghrib or Ishaa, ...
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Can Non-Muslim read Qur'an without wudu?

A friend told me that non-believers are prohibited from touching the Qur'an. I'm only 15 and my family is originally a Hindu, but I don't think my parents will mind me reading the Qur'an. Also I am ...
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The order of Surahs in Prayer?

In what order shall the Suras be recited in Prayer? Should it be in the order we have in the physical copy of the Quran? Can Surat Fatiha be recited after Surat Fatiha? Can we recite the same Sura in ...
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What is being recited before the Bismillah in Surah Al-Fatihah?

When I listen to the first Sura in the Quran, Sura Al-Fatihah, I hear some words at the beginning which are not part of the text in my Quran: https://www.quran411.com/quran/001.mp3 What do these ...
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Is the sajdah tilawah (prostration of recitation) obligatory or recommended?

When in prayer you recite a section of the Qur'an that includes a sajdah, what is the ruling on performing the sajdah? Is it obligatory to do? Or is it recommended? I'm pretty sure there are madhahib-...
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What is the difference between Shia and Sunni recitations of Ayatul-Kursi?

Why do Sunnis only recite one verse and Shias recite three verses as Ayatul kursi (Qur'an 2:255)?
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Reciting Quran for personal goals, is this allowed in Islam?

In the Indo-Pak region there is a tradition that if you want to get something done esp. you want to get a good job, or transfer a job or get admission in a good university, mothers or sisters usually ...
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What, of reciting Quran at the grave, is permissible?

A friend of mine has recently had a bereavement, and some of their family have suggested the husband of the sister who passed away spend 40 days going to the grave and reading them Quran. Whilst my ...
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Recitation of the Quran without understanding Arabic

I was brought up a Muslim and taught that recitation of the Quran in Arabic (although I didn't understand Arabic and still don't) bears great "sawab". I haven't been able to find anything regarding ...
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Is it haram to speak when the Quran is being recited?

According to the following verse, is it haram (forbidden) to speak when the holy Quran is reciting? Or it is Makruh? (7:204) وَ إِذا قُرِئَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُوا لَهُ وَ أَنْصِتُوا لَعَلَّکُمْ ...
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Did Muhammad (saw) ever recite the entire Quran in front of the sahaba?

I read that during every Ramadan, Muhammad (s.a.w.) would recite the entire Quran to Jibreel. But did Muhammad (s.a.w.) do this privately with Jibreel? Or were the sahaba present at the scene? Did ...
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Is it allowed in Islam to load Quran into smart phone as pdf or audio format [closed]

Can someone please answer my following questions: -is it allowed to load Quran into smart phone as pdf or audio format? -if loading allowed then is it allow to read or listen Quran from smart phone ...
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Should we recite holy Qur'an or read the translation if we get a limited time per day?

It is a virtue to recite Quraan in Islam. When I get time to recite holy Quraan, I think whether should I recite it or read the translation to understand the meaning.
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What is a harakat and/or count?

As I'm trying to read through Readwithtajweed, I am confused about the meaning of harakat / count, in regards to Madd. What is 1 (or 2,3, etc.) count? I've read that it is equivalent to seconds (1 ...
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Can you recite from the middle of a surah in salat?

I generally (or always...) recite an surah in last teen surahs in Quran. Nowadays I have free time to memorize some new surahs, and I want to recite them in salah so that I won't forget. I did some ...
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Rapid Recitation of Quran during Taraweeh Prayer [closed]

Here in India, While offering the taraweeh prayer the Noble Quran is recited really fast in order to just complete it by the time the month gets over. I really dont think that this type of recitation ...
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What does reading surahs during salah in a reverse way mean?

I have heard reading surahs in reverse order but what does this actually mean? Reading the actual surah backwards, or reading a surah and the ones before it in that order? I've already tried finding ...
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what is this symbol on the alif character ? The pronounciation in different cases

I have recently shifted from the indo-pak style of quran to arab style. I get confused in the pronunciation of this type of alif 1) What is the symbol above alif called? 2) How should we pronounce ...
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Is it correct to recite Surat ul Ikhlas after Surah e Fatiha in first rakah in salat?

I have a question about the order of surahs to recite during first rakah, and second, and following. I used to recite Surat ul Ikhlas after Surah al-Fatiha in first rakah. Will my pray be valid in ...
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Do we need to perform sajdah if we hear the recitation of certain ayat but don't listen attentively?

We know that we have to sajdah (prostration) after reciting some ayats (verses) in the holy Qur'an. If anyone hear the recitation then he also have to sajdah. My question is: Is it necessary to ...
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What is this alif like sign?

Assalamualaikum Shayekh. In this ayah for example - عَلَىٰ سُرُرٍ مَّوْضُونَةٍ - 56:15 What is the alif like sign above ya of A'la? It seems to me like a verticle fathah but it's not pronounced in ...
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Is it permissible to listen to the Quran while working on a project?

I have a particular question regarding the listening and understanding the Quran. Is it permissible to listen to the Quran while working on a project? Will it affect me in any way and should I do it?
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How can I demonstrate whether the sound of ghunnah articulates from the nose or not?

When reciting the Qur'an with proper tajwid, there are times where a particular letter (or combination thereof) must be enunciated with ghunnah (i.e. nasalization). When I attempt to articulate the ...
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Examples of Quran verses that differ from normal recitation?

In the above highlighted verse which is from surah Hud [Ayat:41] مجرها is not recited normally. Are there any more such verses in Quran? For e.g. 1) I have included the image from the Quran which I ...
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How long ayah is considered as non-tiny when reciting after Al-Fatiha?

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his family and companions. In the surah El-Muzammil, Allah SWT. says ...
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Can I pray tahajjud with only sura Fatiha, and sura Ikhlas?

I'm confused about the exact procedure of this prayer. I read in some places that there is no mandatory rules for tahajjud, and found somewhere that in every rakat we can recite sura Fatiha then 3 ...
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Why is Surah Fatiha in the first person?

I want to understand that why did Allah, may he be glorified and exalted, reveal Surah Fatiha in the first person. I had this doubt since some time but it developed more today when I read this as a so ...
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Is it obligatory for a Muslim to recite the Quran or this is solely a recommended act (except in Salah)?

I have heard many traditions concerning reciting the Noble Quran and I know it has much thawab if we recite it. For instance, there is a narration from the apostle of Allah (pbuh) that said: ...
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Where can I find Arabic Quran recitation resources such as audio without Tajweed?

I'm looking for a Quran recitation (mp3, video, application, website, ...) in Arabic which is just a simple reading of the verses without Tajweed enhancement.
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Reading Qu'ran even we do not understand Arabic during Ramadan?

My mother and friends told me that I'm not allowed to read English in Qu'ran during Ramadan. They said Arabic is important to read only. Should I read it even I do not understand? Should I recite Qu'...
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Can we recite the holy Qur'an while travelling, in the office, etc., while wearing footwear?

What I've been advised/known from the past is that without ablution we cannot touch a Qur'an but a Kithaab (correct me if this thought is wrong). If so, what my question is; Can we recite the holy ...
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How important is vocalization?

From my understanding, the Quran was an oral tradition (for a generation or so) and then it was finally written down. Now obviously, while Arabic has been standardized, the various dialects of Arabic ...
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Reciting the Qur'an from a smartphone without ablution

Is it permissible to recite the Qur'an through a smartphone or tablet without wudu'? I heard that women, because of menstruation, cannot recite the Qur'an by: touching a mus'haf uttering words from ...
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How to recite long surah in namaz (prayer)

I want to learn surah Rahman and recite it while I pray. but I do not know how to break down the surah and pray.please help and advise what is the procedure to read long surah in prayer Jazakallah
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What to do if I forget how to recite an ayah during prayer?

What should I do when I am reciting a surah after surah Fatiha (Suppose surah Zilzal) and near the middle I unfortunately forget the right ayaht? If I can't remember the ayaht within a short time ...
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What to do if I forget surah during salat?

My Question is "What To do if I forget surah in salaah?". Should I go to ruku or should I read any other surah instead of the surah I forgot. Few days back it happened to me and I just started reading ...
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What are the benefits of memorizing the Quran?

Lately I have been memorizing the Quran. Alhamdulillah, there is a big joy in doing so, but I know that there must be some sort of reward or benefits to those who memorises it. Brothers and sisters, ...
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Is stopping at the one of the two pairs of three dots compulsory?

For example: I am aware that you can stop at either one of the three dots, but not both. However, sometimes I hear reciters not stop at all, is it compulsory to stop at either one of the three dots? ...
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Need to get the name of the Qari by the text from some photos [closed]

I took photos from television when it was showing Quran recitation. At the bottom the photos(I mean television screen) I think they are displaying the name of the Qari who was reciting the Quran. I ...
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Is there any difference in pronounciation between these two?

In Surah Al-Baqarah verse 234, this appears: Then in verse 240, this appears: Is there any difference in the pronounciation of them?
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missing tashdeed in othmani script

I am actually making a transition from the indo-pak script of arabic to the othmani script. In regards to surah ya-seen 36:9, the tashdeed is missing on the letter "wow" (in othmani script). Can ...
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Difference in pronunciation of a word in 4:163 (surat an-Nisa)

I was reading the Qur'an and came to the following ayat : Surat an-Nisa 4:163 إِنَّا أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ كَمَا أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ نُوحٍ وَالنَّبِيِّينَ مِن بَعْدِهِ ۚ وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ ...