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There are 15 sajdas in Quran, as comes in this Hadith: Narrated Amr ibn al-'As: The Prophet () taught me fifteen prostrations while reciting the Qur'an, including three in al-Mufassal and two in Surah al-Hajj. Abu Dawud said: Abu al-Darda' has reported eleven prostrations from the Prophet (), but chain of this tradition is weak. حَدَّثَنَا ...


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First I will have to define the word "Mufassal Surahs": They are surahs from Al-Hujurah to the end of Quran. They're called so because they are relatively short compared to the surahs before them. So when reading them we say basmalah too often because surahs are short and finish quickly (so when starting the next one we say basmalah). Now here we ...


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These punctuation marks are called Alamatul Waqf or stopping punctuation. (م) Meem: When seen, it means you must stop, it is a mandatory stop. Mind you, you will also see a meem After a Noon Sakin or a Tanwin which means that the rule of Iqlab is to be applied. You will see a Baa' after it, if you see no Baa' than there is no Iqlab. (ج) Jeem: It means ...


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Can I read from not from the beginning of a Surah? Yes, of course you can do that, and all Imams do so, like in Taraweeh some of them read a page of Quran in every rak'ah, and then the next page.. etc so they can complete the whole Quran along the month of Ramadan. You can start wherever you want, and read at least three tiny ayat or one non-tiny ayah. Allah ...


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Here is a summary of Alamat Al-Waqf (stopping punctuation). At the end of each aya (usually denoted by the aya's number inside a stylized circle), it is wajib (mandatory) to stop. (مـ) Mandatory stop (wajib). Note that this is different from (م) which is a pronunciation symbol used to denote idgham (pronouncing the adjacent letter as meem). (قلى) It is ...


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You've basically answered your own question all I need to do is correct a few transliteration msitakes and put things together and explain. What you've heard before the recitation of al-Fatihah was the du'a (supplication) to take refuge by/in Allah from Satan the expelled which is recommended to do before beginning the recitation of the Qur'an as usually no ...


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According to Tamer's answer on this related question, the general Sunni opinion is that the three-minimum guideline is particularly for when reciting tiny ayat, and that a single ayah can be recited instead so long as it is of significant length. It doesn't elaborate on what counts as a significant length, but one wouldn't need to stretch when declaring ...


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These punctuation marks indicate where a person can/cannot or should/shouldn't stop. They're the tiny Arabic letters you see above the line you're reading. What do they mean? They match up pretty much one-to-one with ahkaam taklifeeya. Meem: A fard stop. You must stop here. Qaaf + Laam: A musthabb stop. You should stop here. Jeem: A mubah stop. You can ...


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Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullah, I came across a method during my tajweed studies that I hope you and others will find helpful, inshaAllah. Say Ahhh for a few seconds, then while doing that, squeeze your nostrils closed with 2 fingers. Open and close your nostrils many times and you will notice that it doesn't affect the sound coming out of your mouth. ...


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When the Quran is being recited/played, you are required to listen to it attentively. Allah (SWT) says: So, when the Qur’aan is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy -Sura Araf 7:204 This is a very clear command from Allah (SWT) that we should respect, listen and learn from the Quran whenever it is recited, so that we can receive ...


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Having one's aorta cut is an Arabic idiom for dying. In other words, 69:46 is saying that if Muhammad were to make up revelation, Allah would kill him and nothing could stop that. The hadith is merely saying that Muhammad felt like he was dying from poison. Claiming a connection here simply because two sources used similar wording to communicate the same ...


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Araf 206 Rad 15 Nahl 49 Isra 107 Maryam 58 Hajj 18 Furqan 60 Naml 25 Sajda 15 Sad 24 Fussilat 37 Nejm 62 Inshiqaq 21 Alaq 19


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Note: This is a highly controversial topic and hence needs to be dealt carefully. First lets answer the easy part. Can she touch the mushaf while she is in that state and even recite from it? Many scholars unambiguously come to the point based on a hadith which talks about a letter written by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) stating. No one should touch ...


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The answer to your question is given in a hadith of the Prophet (saws): Narrated Muhammad bin Ka'b Al-Qurazi: "I heard 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud saying: 'The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "[Whoever recites a letter] from Allah's Book, then he receives the reward from it, and the reward of ten the like of it. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is a letter, but ...


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This is called Al-Alif Al-Qaseera (الألف القصيرة) that goes on top of Al-Alif Al-Maqsoora (الألف المقصورة) — which is drawn looking like a ya' (ى) — to show that the pronunciation of the ya' is like that of alif. Traditionally, علىٰ (to mean "on") used to be written as علا (to mean "exalt" as in Qur'an 28:4): This caused confusion in distinguishing the ...


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The Qari in the first is: القارئ محمد المنشاوي Qari' Muhammad Al Minshawi In the Second is: القارئ فارس عباد Qari Faris 'Abbad in the third: القارئ عبد الله الجهني Qari' Abdullah Al Juhani I hope this answers your question.


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You can recite in any order you like, however within the same surrah you have to maintain the order. For example, if in the first Raka read from verse 30 to 35 from Al-Kahf, in the second Rakah you can not read something before Ayah 30 t within surrat AlKahf; however you can read from other Surrah even if it was before Alkahf e.g. Albaqarah. If you ...


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That two verses after the main verse of Ayatul-Kursi (255/2) are not a part of Ayatul-Kursi, but we sometimes read them for more sanctification and reward (thavab). The main verse (of Ayatul-Kursi) is: اللَّـهُ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ...


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This stop represents a point where there are two acceptable (but mutually exclusive) ways to read a particular line. In this particular example, This is the book without doubt, in it is guidance for those who fear God. This is the book; there is no doubt in it, a guidance for those who fear God. To my understanding (see also http://www.ilmfruits....


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The issue you are talking about is not related to what is normal... People these days in almost all Muslim countries with the exception of the Maghrib states and Somalia (some local exceptions can be added) are primarily confronted with the so prevalent riwaya' of Hafs 'an 'Asim رواية حفص عن عاصم (also read Why is the Hafs reading of the Qur'an so ...


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Allah revealed the Qur'an in Arabic, not English. Translations of the Qur'an are not the Qur'an. At best, they're interpretations. As interpretations, each translator may or may not take different tacks as to how best to interpret the divine words: Some go strictly literal, word for word. Some will attempt to capture the implied meaning, often supplemented ...


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As The Prophet Shallallahu 'alaihi wasallam like to hear the Quran, so should we. Ibn Mas'ud (Radiyallahu 'anhu) reported: The Prophet (Shallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) said to me, 'Recite the Qur’an to me.' I said, 'Ya Rasoolallah! Shall I recite it to you when it was revealed to you?' He (Shallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) said, 'I like to hear it from ...


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Quran itself describes its purpose it is revealed so that it is a source of guidance and people ponder over it. Reciting it, without understanding defeats the basic purpose of it. We should make Quran a center of our knowledge and actions.


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In general, it is permitted to recite the Qur'an without touching it when you don't have wudhu. It is superior, when reasonably possible, for one to do wudu.


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The given answers especially the one of @مجاهد only cover the complex punctuation, symbols or signs of waqf (pausing) which are applied in the most prevalent Moshaf's following the Egyptian standard moshaf المصحف المصري, which is the one followed in moshaf al-Madina which is printed in majma' al-malik Fahd مصحف المدينة النبوية المطبوع بمجمع الملك فهد لطباعة ...


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Nathr is acceptable in Islam: You say if I get so and so (marriage, money ..) I will give so and so (Omra, Sadaqa, recite Quran ..) to Allah. For the nathr to be accepted, both [what you get] and [what you give] should be halal. So you should only ask Halal, and promise to give halal. What you give to Allah is categorized under "worship". You give Allah ...


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In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful According to the holy Qur'an: وَ إِذا قُرِئَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُوا لَهُ وَ أَنْصِتُوا لَعَلَّکُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ So when the Qur'an is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy. (7:204) One of the points which we ought to notice when the Quran is ...


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There are so many misunderstandings with the Qur'an that is spreading everywhere. It's depending on how you see yourself. Knowing yourself is the interesting part. Let's say you have read the Qur'an and its tafsir, and let's say you are wrong to understand it. That's okay as long as you realize yourself as a human who seek the truth, Allah Subhanahuwata'ala ...


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It's ok to do this as it was narrated that there was nothing prevents the prophet from (reciting) Quran except for Janabah: لَمْ يَكُنْ يَحْجُبُهُ عَنِ الْقُرْآنِ شَىْءٌ لَيْسَ الْجَنَابَةَ " Nothing would prevent him from (reciting) Qur'an except Janabah." Source: http://sunnah.com/urn/1002670 BUT: you should not do that, as you should show ...


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(Disclaimer: The Hadith presented below are mostly quoted from Sunni Sources. So, follow them at your own interest.) Apart from virtues of reading Qur'an, which are plenty, there are Hadith which suggest recital of Qur'an as a highly recommended act. E.g. Sunan Ibn Majah Chapter No: 7, 1343 and Chapter No: 1, 217. As, Sayyid said (although his answer looks ...


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