The Glorious Quran is the Word of Allah. It is addressed to us. It is the Book of eternal guidance given to us by the Ever-living Allah. It is as relevant for us today just as it was over fourteen centuries ago and will remain so forever. The Quran is the Speech of Allah – as if Allah were speaking to us through it now and today.
Words of the Prophet (pbuh) about the Quran
Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said, «The superiority of the Speech of Allah over all other speech is like the superiority of Allah over His creation» (At-Tirmidhee and ad-Daarimee)
Quran is the Book of Allah. It needs to be respected, in addition, we have to know the rules how to handle Quran. The rules are called Tilawa, everyone reciting the Quran have to follow them.
Wudu (Ablution). Before Quran reciting perform Wudu. Allah says:
“None touch it (Quran) except the purified.”
Once Ja‘far As-Sadiq asked his son Ismael to read the Quran. The latter Ismael said that he was not in Wudu. The father said in that case he could recite it but should not touch the writings of the Quran.
Dua. Before you start reciting the Quran you should read Dua. It allows you to keep your focus and reminds us of what we need to take from the Book of Allah.
Ask for refuge. When you start you recitation say at first: “A‘oodhubillaahi minash shaytaanir rajeem”(اَعُوْذُبااللهِمِنَالشَّيْطَانِالرَّجِيْم). It means: I seek refuge in Allah from the cursed Shaytaan. Allah says:
“So when you recite the Quran, [first] seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the expelled [from His mercy].”
There are many good habits that a Muslim must train himself to adopt. Seven of these good habits are as follows:
A good Muslim does not make a habit of swearing by Allah all the time, truthfully or otherwise. If he exercises this kind of self-control and trains his tongue accordingly, this will lead him to break the habit altogether, with or without intention.
If the Imaam made a mistake and added an extra Rakat to the prayer, the latecomers should not count this extra Rakat. For example: If the Imaam forgot and added a fifth Rakat to the Dhuhr prayer, and there comes a man to the Masjid who missed the first two Rakat, but he prayed three Rakat with the Imaam knowing that the Imaam made an addition, in this case, he should not count this extra Rakat and make up for what he has missed. Continue reading →