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Question (24 Ramadhaan 1422/ Dec. 9, 2001)        

This question may not be related to your site but I thought I would ask as it is a puzzling one and I am not certain of how to deal with this situation - perhaps you would know something about it.

The question is:  if someone makes a mistake (or some mistakes in recitation of the Holy Quran) in their namaaz would they need to do any of the extra prostrations at the end of the prayer.  May Allah reward you and please forgive me if this is not a question for your site.

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Question (21 Ramadhaan 1422/ Dec. 6, 2001)        

Could you please help me, insha Allah, on how to stop and start in reading the following aayah from surah Al Ahzaab:

(Indeed the men who surrender unto Allah, and the women who surrender, and the men who believe and the women who believe, and the men who obey and the women who obey, and the truthful men and the truthful women, and the men who persevere (in righteousness) and the women who persevere, and the men who are humble and the women who are humble, and the men who give alms and the women who give alms, and the men who fast and the women who fast, and the men who guard their modesty and the women who guard (their modesty), and the men who remember Allah much and the women who remember - Allah hath prepared for them forgiveness and a vast reward).

May Allah reward you.

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Question (17 Ramadhaan 1422/ Dec. 2, 2001)      

Jazaakum Allahu for your site; alhamdulillah there is some beneficial and interesting information.  May it benefit many Muslims! Do you think that "Westerners" can really hope to attain the recitation of the Qur'an like the Arabs, in tone and especially in pronouncing the letters?

Assalaamu alaikum.

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Question (16 Ramadhaan 1422/ Dec. 1, 2001)      

Assalamu Alaikum, may Allah bless you all. I happened upon your website in search for a term.

My question is: what is "hijaazi"-style of recitation?  Some friends have said it's a very beautiful and unique tone. 

Also, Sheikh Sa'd Ghamdi uses a recitation style that is very soothing and pleasing to the ear. I've heard him do a part of Surah Anbiyaa, the passage of the story of Abraham. Do you have any idea what style he uses?  If you speak Urdu, the word that comes closest is "tarannum" in his style of qiraa'ah. 

Jaza'akum Allah.

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Question (13 Ramadhaan 1422/ Nov. 28, 2001)      

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah 

In an early input, you explained that there are three speeds in reciting the Qur'an. But I don't remember the English translation of the terms you used for the three speeds. Could you please remind me of the English translation and possibly the interpretation (why each term is given to its corresponding speed)?  

I have an idea of the word "tahqiiq" for the slow reading, which seems to derive from haqq, or truth. "Tadwiir "(for the high speed) also might be from circling, rounding, etc. But what about "hadr" (the speed in between)? If an interpretation is difficult to make, you may simply suggest a translation of each term with an English word or phrase.

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Question (12 Ramadhaan 1422/ Nov. 27, 2001)    

We have learned that we can link two surahs when reading by reading the end of the surah and then the bismillah and then the beginning of the new surah; I am wondering about linking surahs in salah - the Imam does not usually read the bismillah out loud when reading Surat al-Faatihah or when beginning the second surah I think.  Would we then not read the bismallah out loud when linking two surahs  in our prayer?  Jazakum Allahu khair.

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Question (9 Ramadhaan 1422/ Nov. 24, 2001)    

Salam alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barraktuhu.  I am confused why in the word as in surah Al 'Ala aayah 16,  there is letter  with a small alif on top of it but is pronounced as alif.
I would appreciate if you can explain why this is so.
Jazakum Allahu khairan.

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Question (9 Ramadhaan 1422/ Nov. 24, 2001)    

After reading your question and answer about teaching children, I thought you might also have a word of advice for someone who has trouble understanding the Holy Qur'an and would like to improve - of course learning Arabic is the key - but is there something you could suggest if a teacher is not accessible?  May Allah reward you for all your help.  

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Question (7 Ramadhaan 1422/ Nov. 22, 2001)  

Assalam-u-alaikum,
Some one has told me that it is mandatory to cover the Qur'an with a fabric cover. This implies more respect for the Book of Allah. In my opinion this is absurd. The real way of showing respect is to read, understand, and follow it as often as one can. Beautifying and decorating the Qur'an does not cut it. Please verify this for me. Thank you and may Allah reward you for teaching us.

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Question (7 Ramadhaan 1422/ Nov. 22, 2001)  

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah

Thank you for your clarification on the spelling of the name of Allah (subhanahu wa ta 'ala). I take the opportunity to ask further clarification: Why is the laam  lengthened, while there is not lengthening (madd) letter? Did the Prophet (peace be upon him) explain the case?
Wassalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah

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Question (5 Ramadhaan 1422/ Nov. 20, 2001)  

My question is about starting a tajweed class for small children.  Do you have any advice about how to begin - what would be most important thing to offer them?  To memorize or to learn to read first; to introduce the rules of tajweed by practice only or to learn the rules also...Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Wa assalaam alaikum and blessings of Ramadan.

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Question (3 Ramadhaan 1422/ Nov.18, 2001)  

Could you PLEASE help me on this one.  I would like to know how many times the word "ALLAH" has been used in the Holy Qur'an? And what are the two Sourahs the word "ALLAH" has been mostly used in?

I hope you can help me. Ramadhan karim.

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Question (3 Ramadhaan 1422/ Nov.18, 2001)

Could you please explain for me if there are actually 3 lams in the writing of the name of Allah, subhanahu wa ta'aala,-

one with a shaddah and one standing alone? May Allah bless you. 

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Question (1 Ramadhaan 1422/ Nov.16, 2001)

Jazaakumu Allahu khairan for your supplement about Ramadan, the Month of the Qur'an.  Alhamdulillah, we shared it in our tajweed class this morning.

A few questions came up:

1. If someone has difficulty still in reading the Qur'an and, for example, reads some letters with wrong articulation so that it sounds like another letter or makes mistakes in the timing, should they still try and read as much Qur'an as they can during the month for reward and worship or would that not be a good idea for them until they can read better?  One suggestion was that they could read along with a tape.

2. If someone is trying to read the whole Qur'an during the month but is slow in reading  so that they are struggling to get it "all in" before Eid so they skip the surahs that they read during their salah from memory or read on a weekly basis such as surah Al Kahf on Fridays when they reach them in their reading.  Is that still considered reading the "whole" Qur'an? 

Ramadan mubaarak to you.

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