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Reading the Qur’aan

Reading the Qur’aan

Translated & Compiled by

Abbas Abu Yahya

Advice for the one who has no blessings in his time

One of the Salaf said:

‘Every time I increased in reading a portion of the Qur’aan, blessings increased in my time, and I continued increasing in reading until I reached reading ten Ajzaa (parts) of my portion of reading.’

Ibraheem bin AbdulWahid al-Maqdasi advised ad-Deeya al-Maqdasi when he wanted to travel for knowledge:

‘Read the Qur’aan a lot and do not leave it; indeed it will make it easy for you for that what you seek (i.e. knowledge) due to the amount that you read.’

ad-Deeya said: ‘I saw that this was true and I experienced it a lot, so I used to if I had read a lot find it easy to hear Hadeeth being narrated a lot and writing them down,  and if I did not read the Qur’aan,  it would not be easy for me.’

[From: ‘Thayl Tabaqaat al-Hanabila by Ibn Rajab 3/205]

Reflecting upon the Qur’aan

Shamsuddeen Muhammad bin Abee Bakr Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah (d.751 A.H.) -Rahimullaah-said:

‘If the people knew what was in reciting the Qur’aan with reflecting upon it they would definitely busy themselves with it, rather than busying themselves with everything other than the Qur’aan.

Reading the Ayaat while pondering over them is better than finishing reading it without reflecting upon it and understanding it. This is more beneficial for the heart, and greater in extent to achieving Eemaan and to taste the sweetness of the Qur’aan. . . . ‘

[Miftah Dar-As-Sa’ada 1/553]

The Necessity of Learning the Qur’aan

Shaykh Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaymeen (d.1421 A.H.) said:

‘It is necessary for a person to learn the meanings of the Qur’aan just like he learns the wording of the Qur’aan. It is very regretful that the reality of many of the Muslims is that they are not upon this methodology.  Meaning that they read the Qur’aan for worship with just its wordings without understanding its meaning or without implementing its rulings.

This is a great deficiency, and its effects are apparent upon the Muslims, whereby they have significantly opposed what the Salaf as-Salih (righteous predecessors) were upon from implementing the Qur’aan, in wording, meaning and action. Therefore, the Muslims have missed out on a lot of goodness.’

[From: ‘Ahkam min al-Quraan al-Kareem’ 1/306]

All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace

and blessings be upon our final

Prophet Muhammad, his

family, his companions

and all those who

follow his