I do not want to memorize Qur’aan because of fearing of falling into Riyaa’ (showing-off)

Question 108: I love to recite and memorize the Qur’aan but whenever I remember Riyaa’ (showing-off), I fear to commit it, so I stop memorizing for fear of that. Could you kindly advise?

Answer: Seek Allaah’s Help, be sincere to Allaah, and start memorizing the Book of Allaah without hesitation. Resist and ward off Waswasah (insinuating thoughts from Satan), for they are tricks that frustrate and drive people away from doing good deeds... read more here.

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Is it permissible for a Muslim to memorize Al-Faatihah, Al-Falaq and Al-Naas only?

Question 107: Is it permissible for a Muslim not to memorize anything but Soorahs Al-Faatihah and Al-Mu`awwidhatayn (two Soorah Al-Falaq and Al-Naas) without any attempt to memorize more Soorahs?

Enlighten us with your Fatwaa’, may Allaah reward you with the best!

Answer: A Muslim should recite the Qur’aan frequently with contemplation and act according to its teachings. A Muslim should also memorize as much as he can of the Qur’aan and regularly revise the memorized portions in order not to forget them. Indeed, this contains great benefit... read more here.

Gathering the family to supplicate after completing a recitation of the entire Qur’aan

Question 106: Upon completing reciting the entire Qur’aan, I gather my family and say the known Du`aa’ Khatm Al-Qur’aan (supplication upon completing the reading of the entire Qur’aan) while they say “Aameeen.” After finishing this collective supplication, each one supplicates to Allaah for himself. Is this act Mustahab (desirable), which I should keep doing or is it a Bidd`ah (innovation in religion), which I should leave? Should I say Du`aa’ Khatm Al-Qur’aan for myself only? Or should I refrain from this supplication and recite the Qur’aan only?

Enlighten us with your Fatwaa’, may Allaah reward you with the best.

Answer: The Glorious Qur’aan is the best Dikr (Remembrance of Allaah), for it is the Words of Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He). Allaah commands us to recite the Qur’aan, contemplate it, and act according to it. Supplicating to Allaah after performing Dikr makes it more likely for the supplications to be answered... read more here.

Du’aa’ after Khatm al-Qur’aan ascribed to Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah

Question 105: Is Du`aa’ Khatm Al-Qur’aan (supplication upon completing the reading of the entire Qur’aan) that is ascribed to the Shaykh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah valid? According to the Sunnah, what should be done upon completing a Khatmah (one complete reading of the entire Qur’aan)?

Answer: We know of no authentic foundation for ascribing this Du`aa’ to the Shaykh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah. Furthermore, we did not read it in any of his books. However, it is widely ascribed to him. We do not know of anything wrong with it. It is also permissible for a Muslim to say other supplications, for there is no evidence in respect of singling out a certain Du`aa’ to be said upon completing a Khatmah... read more here.

Is it permissible to pause before ending a long Aayah to take a breath?

Question 104: Sometimes, an Aayah (Qur’aanic verse) is very long. Is it permissible to pause before ending the Aayah to take a breath while reciting in Salaah (Prayer), elsewhere, or during memorization?

Answer: There is no objection to pausing while reciting an Aayah to take a breath if there is a need for this, whether this occurs during Salaah or anywhere else. However, if the meaning of the Aayah is not complete or is disrupted because of this pause or because of beginning with what follows after this pause, it is preferable to repeat a part of the Aayah that would complete its meaning... read more here.

Is it permissible to recite the Qur’aan inversely?

Question 103: Is it permissible to recite the Qur’aan inversely in Salaah (Prayer), outside Salaah or when memorizing the Qur’aan?

Answer: It is not permissible to recite the Aayaat or the words of an Aayah inverted. The Aayaat must be recited in the same order as their words and according to their sequence in the Glorious Qur’aan. The order of the Aayaat is Tawqeefee (bound by a religious text and not amenable to personal opinion), as reported from the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him)... read more here.

What is the ruling on ‘Hadr recitation’ style of the Qur’aan?

Question 102: What is the opinion of Your Eminence regarding reciting the Qur’aan with the style known as Hadr (reciting the Qur’aan rapidly yet following the rules) that is widespread in Saudi Arabia and the melodious recitation that is widespread in Egypt, which is characterized by protraction?

Answer: It is a prerequisite to recite the Qur’aan in the proper and right way at a slow pace. It is also recommended to recite it in a good voice. Actually, Hadr is a good style for reciting the Qur’aan. However, melodious and very slow-paced recitation is not permissible as it resembles singing. In fact, the Qur’aan should be protected and be far above being recited as such... read more here.

Is it permissible to recite Aayaat (Qur’aanic verses) in a converse order?

Question 101: Is it not permissible to recite the Aayaat (Qur’aanic verses) in a converse order? For example, may I say, “And at the earth, how it was spread out? And at the mountains, how they were firmly set? And at the heaven, how it was raised high? Do they not look.”

Answer: It is not permissible to recite the Qur’aan in such a manner. Actually, Aayaat are divinely ordered, and thus one may not recite them in an order different from that of the Qur’aan... read more here.

What is the ruling on making mistakes while reciting the Qur’aan?

Question 100: What is the ruling on making mistakes while reciting the Qur’aan?

Answer: A Muslim has to do his best to master the recitation of the Qur’aan and seek to recite it correctly. However, it is pardonable to make a mistake unintentionally while learning how to recite it... read more here.

Is it obligatory to recite the Qur’aan with Tajweed (following the rules of recitation)?

Question 99: Is it obligatory on me to recite the Qur’aan according to Tajweed (reciting the Qur’aan following the rules of recitation)?

Answer: Muslims should learn the Book of Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) from a knowledgeable person who is well acquainted with the correct way of reciting the Qur’aan... read more here.

Saying “Basmalah” when starting Qur’aan recitation from the middle of a Soorah

Question 98: Should a person who recites from the middle of a Surah say Basmalah (saying, “Bismillaah Al-Rahmaan, Al-Raheem [In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful]”) or just say Isti`aadah (saying: “A`oodu bi-Allaahi Min al-Shaytaan-al-Rajeem [I seek refuge with Allaah from the accursed Satan]”)?

Answer: Anyone who recites the Qur’aan beginning with the middle of a Soorah should start with Isti`aadah and recite without Basmalah. Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: So when you want to recite the Qur’aan, seek refuge with Allaah from Shaytaan (Satan), the outcast (the cursed one).... read more here.

Is it permissible for me to recite the Qur’aan while people are not listening?

Question 97: Is it permissible for me to recite the Qur’aan while people are not listening. Some Muslims say, “Do not raise your voice while reciting the Qur’aan for we do not listen to you, and thus you commit a sin.” Are they right and what should I do concerning this? Do I commit a sin?

Answer: The Glorious Qur’aan is the best Dikr (Remembrance of Allaah), for it is the Words of Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He). Allaah commands us to recite the Qur’aan, listen to it, contemplate it and act according to it. However, if the people around do not listen to the Qur’aan while being recited due to any reason, it will not be permissible for the reciter to raise his voice when reciting the Qur’aan. This is because raising one’s voice with recitation while those around are not paying attention does not achieve any benefit... read more here.

Is the reward for listening to recorded Qur’aan the same as for reciting Qur’aan?

Question 96: In my workplace, I listen to Qur’aan tapes and make a Khatmah (one complete reading of the entire Qur’aan) every ten days. Will the reward be equivalent to the tenfold reward given to a person who makes a Khatmah through reciting from the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan)?

Answer: The reward referred to is mentioned in the Hadeeth on the authority of `Abdullaah ibn Mas`ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) in which the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said: Anyone who recites a letter from the Book of Allaah will receive a Hasanah (rewardable good deed), and the Hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that ‘Alif Laaam Meeem’ is a letter, but ‘Alif’ is a letter, ‘Laaam’ is a letter, and ‘Meeem’ is a letter. (Related by Al-Tirmidee) This reward pertains to a reader or reciter of the Qur’aan... read more here.

What is the ruling on listening to the Qur’aan while working?

Question 95: What is the ruling on listening to the Qur’aan while working (not while talking)?

Answer: It is permissible to listen to the Qur’aan while working... read more here.

Finding it hard to recite the Qur’aan due to medical issue? What to do?

Question 94: I am a sick man and I had a stroke that left me with a speech defect. I find difficulty in pronouncing the letters of the Qur’aan and sometimes the meaning changes. Therefore, I recite without pronouncing it out loud for fear of mispronunciation. Am I to be blamed for mispronunciation that results from speech defects?

Answer: You can recite the Qur’aan according to your ability, for Allaah (Exalted be He) says: So keep your duty to Allaah and fear Him as much as you can The Prophet (peace be upon him) says in the Saheeh (authentic) Hadeeth:And anyone who falters while reciting the Qur’aan, and finds it difficult for him, will have a double reward.... read more here.

Is the reward for reciting the Qur’aan based on reading without understanding?

Question 93: Is the reward for reciting the Qur’aan and Dikr (Remembrance of Allaah) based on contemplating it or just on recitation without understanding or contemplation?

Answer: Reciting the Qur’aan along with contemplating it is greater in reward, for this combines a reward for recitation and a reward for contemplation. Allaah (Exalted be He) says: …that they may ponder over its Aayaat When a Muslim recites the Qur’aan without understanding or contemplating its meaning, he will get a reward for the recitation. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:Anyone who recites a letter from the Book of Allaah will receive a Hasanah (rewardable good deed), and the Hasanah is multiplied by ten.... read more here.

Reciting the Qur’aan without knowing its Tafseer (interpretation)

Question 92: I heard from seekers of Islaamic knowledge that anyone who recites the Qur’aan without knowing its Tafseer (explanation/exegesis) is a sinner. Your Eminence, what is your opinion concerning this, given that I do not know Tafseer?

Answer: Reciting the Qur’aan, even without understanding its meaning, is considered of the righteous deeds which are rewarded. However, when the Muslim contemplates what he recites and thinks deeply about the meanings of Allaah’s Words, his reward is greater and he is going to be more affected by it. The claim of the person referred to in the question is a clear fault from which he should repent to Allaah (Exalted be He)... read more here.

Reciting the Qur’aan while the Mu’aththin is saying the Athaan

Question 91: When a person comes to the Masjid (mosque) before Athaan (call to Prayer), offers the obligatory Salaah (Prayer), sits to recite the Qur’aan and the Mu’addin (caller to Prayer) announces the Athaan while he is reciting; which is better to recite subvocally while the Mu’adhin is announcing the Athaan until he ends the fourth time of Takbeer (saying: “Allaahu Akbar” i.e. Allaah is the Greatest) of the first part of Athaan, then he stops reciting and follows the Mu’aththin from the beginning except when the Mu’aththin says: “Hayyi `Alaa Al-Salaah (Come to Salaah)” and “Hayyi `Alaa Al-Falaah (Come to success).” He would then follow the Mu’aththin until he completes Athaan to get the two rewards: the reward of following the Mu’aththin and that of the recitation done at the beginning of Athaan? Or should a person repeat after the Mu’aththin and stop recitation?

Answer: It is Sunnah (action following the teachings of the Prophet) to stop recitation and repeat after the Mu’aththin word by word. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “When you hear the Mu’addin, repeat what he says.” (Agreed upon by Bukhaaree and Muslim)... read more here.

When reciting the Qur’aan outside Salaah, is it better to recite it loudly or secretly?

Question 90: When reciting the Qur’aan outside Salaah (Prayer), is it better to recite it audibly or inaudibly?

Answer: If, when reciting the Qur’aan outside Salaah, audible recitation will not disturb others, it is up to the person to consider which is better for them and more helpful in focusing their attention and contemplation of the meanings of the Noble Qur’aan they are reciting... read more here.

Is it permissible to recite the entire Qur’aan in less than three days?

Question 89: Is it permissible to recite the entire Qur’aan in less than three days?

Answer: It is permissible to complete a Khatmah (one complete reading of the entire Qur’aan) in less than three days, if it is recitedaccording to the Shar`ee (Islaamically lawful) prescription. However, it is better to complete a Khatmah in more than three days. It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said to `Abdullaah ibn `Amr ibn Al-`Aas (may Allah be pleased with him and his father): ‘Recite the entire Qur’aan in one month.’ I (`Abdullaah) said, ‘But I have power (to do more than this).’ We kept arguing until he (peace be upon him) said, ‘Recite it in seven days, and do not finish it in less than this period.’ I said, ‘I have power (to do more than this).’ He (peace be upon him) said, ‘Recite it in three days; for anyone who recites the entire Qur’aan in less than three days does not understand it.’... read more here.

“Anyone who does not recite the entire Qur’aan over the course of 30 days…”

Question 88: Is it true that a person who does not complete a Khatmah (one complete reading of the entire Qur’aan) over the course of 30 days is considered among those who have abandoned the Qur’aan?

Answer: It is legislated for a Muslim to recite as much Qur’aan as they can, acting upon the Saying of Allaah (Exalted be He): And I am commanded to be from among the Muslims (those who submit to Allaah in Islaam). And that I should recite the Qur’aan It is also permissible to recite the entire Qur’aan in less than 30 days as the Salaf (righteous predecessors) would do. However, anyone who recites the entire Qur’aan in more than a month is not considered among those who abandon the Qur’aan... read more here.

Is it permissible to recite the Qur’aan in a way that is strikingly similar to Islaamic songs (poems)?

Question 87: All praise be to Allaah, I am well versed in reciting the Qur’aan in compliance with the rules of recitation of the Qur’aan so much that people who hear my recitation may say that it is the first time they hear the Qur’aan out of admiration of my recitation. Moreover, I am skilled at the different methods of Qur’an recitation. At times, I may recite the Qur’an in a way that is similar to Islaamic songs (poems), bearing in mind that the Qur’aan has its specific way of recitation. Is it permissible for me to recite the Qur’an in this way taking into account that it does not sound like the forbidden songs at all?

Answer: It is permissible for a man to beautify his voice when reciting the Qur’aan, and likewise a woman as long as she is not heard by Ajaanib (men other than a husband or permanently un-marriageable male relatives). It is not permissible to recite the Qur’aan the same way as Islaamic songs (poems), even if it does not sound like the forbidden songs (poems)... read more here.

Is it permissible for anyone to recite the Qur’aan (Mus-haf) while lying down?

Question 86: Is it permissible for one to recite the Qur’aan while lying down or leaning on something because it is hard for them to sit?

Answer: It is permissible to recite the Qur’aan while sitting, standing or lying because there is no textual proof that specifies a certain position in which the Qur’aan should be recited... read more here.

Does breaking wind prevent from touching the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’an)?

Question 85: If I am reciting the Qur’aan from the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) and I feel some intestinal gases, should I expel them while holding the Mus-haf or should I put the Mus-haf aside and stop reciting?

Answer: Passing wind invalidates Wudoo’ (ablution) according to the Ijmaa` (consensus of scholars). Thus, if you pass wind while reciting the Qur’aan, your Wudoo’ is nullified and you are no longer in a state of Tahaarah (ritual purification). Consequently, you are not permitted to continue holding the Mus-haf; instead you should put it in a pure place. It is not lawful for you to touch it until you are in a state of complete Taharah from major and minor ritual impurity. This is because Allaah (Exalted be He) states... read more here.

A young child touching the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) after Wudoo’

Question 84: We teach religion to first year primary students who are six or seven years old. In the Qur’aan lesson, the pupils hold the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) to follow up, so that they learn the alphabetic letters. Should all of them perform Wudoo’ (ablution) before the Qur’aan lesson or only those who have reached the age of seven? Please advise in detail and mention the evidence on this. May Allaah protect you!

Answer: Those who have reached the age of seven should be asked to perform Wudoo to hold the Mus-haf. As for those who are under the age of seven, they should not hold the Mus-haf, according to the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him): None should touch the Qur’aan except one who is Taahir (ritually pure). There is no harm in writing Aayaat (Qur’aanic verses) for them on a board for the purpose of learning... read more here.

Reciting Qur’aan from the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) while in bed

Question 83: Is it permissible to bring the Qur’aan into the bedroom and recite it while one is in bed before sleeping? Is it permissible to keep the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) in an iron box in the bedroom?

Answer: It is permissible for a person to recite the Qur’aan in the bedroom and while lying on one’s bed, unless they are Junub (person in a state of post-sexual ritual impurity). A person can also recite the Qur’aan from the Mus-haf in the bedroom provided they have performed Wudoo’ (ablution)... read more here.

Can a Junub person remember Allaah?

Question 82: Is it permissible for a Junub (person in a state of post-sexual ritual impurity) to mention Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He)?

Answer: It is permissible for a Junub to mention Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) without reciting the Qur’aan. It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to mention Allaah (Exalted be He) at all times. Only a Junub is prevented from reciting the Qur’aan... read more here.

Is there anything wrong in hearing the Qur’aan while in the bathroom?

Question 81: A man lives near the Masjid (mosque) and when the time of Salaat al-Taraaaweeeh (special supererogatory night Prayer in Ramadaan) was due he was in the bathroom and heard the Qur’an. Is there any blame on him or not?

Answer: There is no sin in listening to the Qur’aan from another reciter while being in the toilet... read more here.

Is it permissible to use Aayaat (Qur’aanic verses) as a company’s logo?

Question 80: We noticed in the letters sent by Dar Al-Amanah Company that the logo of the company is “Bismillaah Al-Rahmaan, Al-Raheem [In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful]),”in addition to Allaah’s saying: Verily, Allaah commands that you should render back the trusts to those to whom they are due It is written in the form of a logo, and Allaah’s Name and the Aayah (Qur’aanic verse) are written inversely in an ornamented style.

Is it permissible in Sharee`ah (Islaamic law) to use the Aayaat and Names of Allaah in this way? If it is not permissible, please warn the companies against writing the Aayaat in this way and using them for commercial or personal purposes. May Allaah reward you with the best.

Answer: It is not permissible to use an Aayah as a company logo. The Qur’aan cannot be used as a title for a shop, as this entails disrespecting it... read more here.

Is it permissible to print calendars having Aayaat written on them?

Question 79: Please be advised that we are going to make New Year calendars that include Aayaat (Qur’aanic verses). They are going to be distributed in every country around the world. Please advise whether it is permissible to write Aayaat on the calendars or not.

Answer: It is not permissible to write Aayaat on calendars. This exposes them to degradation, as the papers are eventually thrown on the ground or in the wastebasket... read more here.

Is it right that the Noble Qur’aan was revealed in seven Ahruf ?

Question 78: Is it right that the Glorious Qur’aan was revealed in seven Ahruf (modes of recitation) and why?

Answer: Yes, it is right that the Glorious Qur’aan was revealed in seven Ahruf. It was authentically reported on the authority of `Umar ibn Al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Verily, this Qur’aan has been revealed in seven Ahruf, so recite it in the way that is easiest for you. (Related by Imaam Ahmad, Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, Aboo Daawood, Al-Nasaa’ee and Al-Tirmidee) There are many Hadeeths related in this regard through different chains of transmissions and with different wording. We refer you to the first part of Tafseer of Ibn Jareer Al-Tabaree and the books on Qira’aat (recitation styles) to know what is exactly meant by seven Ahruf and the wisdom behind revealing the Qur’aan in them... read more here.

Giving a Mus-haf to a Kaafir who recently embraced Islaam

Question 77: One of my non-Muslim workers has converted to Islaam. A few hours later, he asked for a Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) and a translation to read. After a few days, he asked to go and perform `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage). Should I let him touch the Mus-haf and travel to Allaah’s Sacred Land, or wait a year or more until he becomes a true Muslim, and I am sure that has sincerely embraced Islaam?

Answer: If you are sure concerning his Islaam, it is permissible for you to give him a Mus-haf to read and accompany him to perform Hajj or `Umrah. You will be rewarded for this, In-shaa’ Allaah (if Allaah wills). The Prophet (peace be upon him) stated: Whoever calls others to follow guidance, their reward will be equivalent to those who shall follow them (in righteousness). And: Allaah helps His servant as long as the servant helps their fellow brothers.... read more here.

Is it permissible to sell a copy of the Qur’aan to disbelievers?

Question 76: As you know, we have a special place reserved for bookshops where religious and literary books are sold. During this period, the sales of the Noble Qur’aan to members of the American army have increased. Is it permissible to sell the Book of Allaah to those people despite the fact that around 99% of them are non-Muslims. When I asked them why they purchased the Qur’aan, some of them said they bought it for their Muslim friends in the USA while others took it as a souvenir. I hope you will tell me whether it is permissible to sell the Book of Allaah to them or not. Answer me, may Allaah benefit you.

Answer: It is not permissible to sell a Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) to Kaafirs (disbelievers). It was authentically reported on the authority of `Abdullaah ibn `Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him and his father) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) forbade traveling with (a copy of the) Qur’aan to the land of the enemy. According to another narration, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: That is out of fear that the enemy will get hold of it [and tamper with it]. According to another narration, he (peace be upon him) said: I am afraid that it might fall into the hands of the enemy [and they tamper with it].... read more here.

Can non-Muslims be given a copy of the translation of the meanings of the Qur’aan?

Question 75: Is it permissible to give a non-Muslim who is interested in Islaam, but has not yet embraced it, a copy of the translation of the meanings of the Noble Qur’aan along with a copy of the entire Qur’aan such as those published at the King Fahd Qur’aan Printing Complex?

Answer: There is nothing wrong with giving a non-Muslim expected to convert to Islaam the books of Tafseer (exegesis of the meanings of the Qur’aan) and the translation of the meanings of the Qur’aan in their language, even if the Qur’aan is separated from the Tafseer and translation, as the ruling in this case is associated with the Tafseer and translation... read more here.

Can the Jews and Christians touch the Qur’aanic pages?

Question 74: My friend owns a printing press and he has a non-Muslim employee working for him. Sometimes, the clients ask the non-Muslim employee to photocopy some Aayaat (Qur’aanic verses) to be placed in their books. So, my friend pulled out a part from the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan). Is it permissible for thenon-Muslim employee to touch a page from the Mus-haf? It is worth mentioning that he touches a page and not the whole Mus-haf. If this is not permissible, what should my friend do if the clients insist on photocopying the Aayaat while it is not permissible for a non-Muslim to touch the Mus-haf? May Allaah safeguard you and keep you in good health, Aameeen.

Answer: It is not permissible for a non-Muslim to touch the Mus-haf to photocopy some of its pages for the clients... read more here.

Expired pre-paid phone cards are trodden, they bear the testimony of Tawheed

Question 73: Expired pre-paid phone cards are thrown on the streets. Sometimes, these cards are trodden on although they bear the testimony of Tawheed (monotheism). What is the legal ruling in this regard?

Answer: The deliberate disrespect or abuse of these cards on which any kind of Dikr (Remembrance of Allaah), Aayaat (Qur’aanic verses), or Names of Allaah are written and throwing them away to be trodden upon is emphatically Haraam (prohibited).This may amount to Kufr (disbelief), because it is obligatory to glorify Allaah (Exalted be He), His Signs and Names. Allaah (Glorified be He) states read more here.

Are the Braille copies of the Qur’aan as sacred and inviolable as the Mus-haf ?

Question 72: Are the Mus-hafs (copies of the Qur’aan) written in Braille for the blind equally as sacred as those written in Arabic letters for those who can see?

Answer: It does not appear that the Mus-haf written in Braille has the same rulings of the Mus-haf written in Arabic letters... read more here.

How can one dispose of worn-out Mus-hafs (copies of the Qur’aan)?

Question 71: How can one dispose of worn-out Mus-hafs (copies of the Qur’aan)?

Answer: The worn-out Mus-hafs should be burned or buried in a pure place in order to protect them from desecration, as the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet, may Allaah be pleased with them)did with the copies they dispensed with when the Mus-haf was transcribed in the time of `Uthmaan (may Allaah be pleased with him)... read more here.

Anointing parts of his body with olive oil upon which the Qur’aan is recited then enter the bathroom?

Question 301: Is it permissible for a person to anoint some parts of his body with olive oil upon which the Qur’aan is recited then enter the bathroom?

Answer: Yes, it is permissible for a person to anoint himself with olive oil on which Qur’aan was recited, and there is no harm in entering the bathroom thereafter... read more here.

Censure of dissension and referring disputes to the Qur’aan and Sunnah

Censure of dissension and referring disputes to the Qur’aan and Sunnah:

7- In his second article, the writer, Shaykh Muhammad `Alee Al-Saaboonee censured the division of Muslims into Salafee’s, Ash`aree’s, Sufis, Maturidee’s, and so on. Well, this dispersion undoubtedly grieves every Muslim, and the Muslims should unite for the cause of truth and help one another in righteousness and piety. However, Allaah (Exalted be He) has predestined that for the Ummah due to great wisdom and commendable purposes, for which He (Exalted be He) is to be praised and the details of which are only known to Him. Among them is discrimination between His Awliyaa’ (pious servants) and His enemies, and between those who earnestly seek the truth and those who dissent and turn away from it and follow their own vain desires. This also implies an attestation that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is truly the Messenger of Allaah, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) informed Muslims of this separation before it took place. Indeed, it occurred just as he foretold. He (peace be upon him) said: ‘My Ummah (nation based on one creed) will split into seventy-three sects, all of which will be in Hellfire except one.’ They asked, ‘Who is that sect, O Messenger?’ He (peace be upon him) replied, ‘That is Al-Jamaa`ah (the true followers of the actions and creed of the Prophet and his Companions).’ According to another version, he (peace be upon him) replied: Those who follow the path which I and my Companions are on today. This obligates Muslims to gather for the cause of truth and refer every disputable matter to Allaah and His Messenger. Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says… read more here.

Meaning of the name “Qur’aan” (قرآن)

In this treatise, we would like to shed light on some signs and reminders of the topic at hand, hoping Allaah makes it beneficial to us, brother and sisters reciters, or anyone whom these words may reach. Indeed, Allaah is the All-Hearer and Responsive.

After seeking the help of Allaah, I say, the name “قرآن” (Qur’aan) is derived from “قرأ قرآن” (Qara’a Qur’aan – to recite the Qur’an). Allaah (Exalted be He) says: إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا جَمْعَهُ وَقُرْآنَهُ [It is for Us to collect it and to give you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) the ability to recite it (the Qur’aan)]. فَإِذَا قَرَأْنَاهُ فَاتَّبِعْ قُرْآنَهُ [And when We have recited it to you [O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم through Jibreel (Gabriel)], then follow its (the Qur’aan’s) recital]. Then it is for Us (Allaah) to make it clear (to you). In Arabic, the recited words themselves are called “قرآن”, as in the Saying of Allaah (Exalted be He): فَإِذَا قَرَأْتَ الْقُرْآنَ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ  [So when you want to recite the Qur’aan, seek refuge with Allaah from Shaytaan (Satan), the outcast (the cursed one)]. The Qur’aan is real Words of Allaah (Exalted be He); its wordings and meanings are from Allaah, which He (Exalted be He) sent down as revelation to His servant, Muhammad ibn `Abdullaah… read more here.

Taking a fee for teaching the Qur’aan

Question 65: What is the ruling on a worker who seeks to increase his income by receiving wages for teaching the Qur’aan, announcing Adaan (call to Prayer) and leading people in Salaah (Prayer)? What is the ruling on someone who receives wages for dedicating himself to Da`wah (calling to Islaam) purposes, leading people in Salaah and giving lectures at the Masjid (mosque)?

Answer: According to the most appropriate view held by scholars, it is permissible to take wages for teaching the Qur’aan… read more here.

Which should be memorized first: the Qur’aan or the Sunnah?

Question 21: I have memorized some of the Qur’aan and I wish to finish memorizing all of it, then move to memorize the Hadeeths of the Messenger (peace be upon him) which are recorded in the Two Saheeh (authentic) Books of Hadeeth (Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim). Is this a good way to do this or should I memorize both the Qur’aan and the Sunnah simultaneously?

Answer: Both ways are correct. Just choose the way which is easier for you and more suitable to your needs and the needs of those around you who are concerned with this matter… read more here.

Beautifying the voice in Athaan and when reciting the Qur’aan

Question 12: What is the ruling on beautifying one’s voice when reciting the Qur’aan or announcing the Athaan (call to Salaah)?

Answer: If beautifying the voice when reciting them does not reach the level of singing them, this is permissible. Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah be merciful to him) said: “The Prophet (peace be upon him) liked a beautiful voice calling the Athaan and reciting the Qur’aan and… read more here.

Reciting the Qur’aan while riding riding an animal or a vehicle

Question 11: Is it permissible to recite the Qur’aan while riding an animal, such as a camel, a horse, a donkey, or while driving a car? Please enlighten us.

Answer: It is permissible for a Muslim to recite the Qur’aan while riding an animal, in a car, or on a plane. It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) offered Salaah (Prayer) while riding his mount…. read more here.

Which is better, reciting the Qur’aan from the Mus-haf (book) or from the memory?

Question 10: Which is better, reciting the Qur’aan from the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) or from memory?

Answer: The preferable of the two is that which is of more benefit to you and more conducive to Khushoo’ (the heart being submissively attuned to the act of worship)…. read more here.