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Question (30 Ramadhan1426/Nov.2, 2005)

 As salaamu alaikum my brothers in Islam. I have a question pertaining to Arabic grammar and the Holy Quran. In Sura An’aam, when Sayyedena Ibraheem said,’Falammaa ra ash shamsa baazighatan qaala HADHA rabbee, HADHA akbar’ I would like to know seeing that the word Shams is Feminine, how is HADHA used as compared to HADHIHEE? I am anxiously waiting for your response.  Jakallahu Khair


Question (30 Ramadhan1426/Nov.2, 2005)


I have heard that the Quraan can be read in 7 manners. Is that true?


Question (18 Ramadhan1426/Oct. 21, 2005)

assalaam alaykum wa rahmatu Allah

I've been teaching tajweed for Arabs, but now some English speaking sisters are interested in learning tajweed.

They read Quraan in English letters. Is there away for me to help them learn tajweed despite the fact they don't know Arabic?.

I really appreciate your advice.  Thank you


Question (18 Ramadhan1426/Oct. 21, 2005)

I know a lot of hizb (parts) of the coran and I would like to know how to review it in order to have good a memorization.  

Thank you very much


Question (8 Ramadhan1426/Oct. 11, 2005)


I'm totally confused.

I learnt that all mudood must be read consistently. For example if we start our qiraah with mad 'aaridh lissokoon 4 harakaat, then we have to try our best to keep reading all madd 'aaridh in our qiraah 4 harakaat. 

But I hear some a'immah because they're at the end of their qiraah they make their mad aaridh longer than their initial reading. Is this permissible or negligible?  Thanks.


Question (1 Ramadhan1426/Oct. 4, 2005)

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatoh

First of all, jazaakumullaahu khairal jazaa' for your informative site maa shaa' Allah.I have a few questions, baarakallaahu feekum:

a)   The Prophet  said [translation of meaning]:  "Whomsoever would like to recite the Qur'aan 'fresh' as it was revealed, then let him recite it upon the recitation of the son of Umm Abd [i.e. Abdullaah bin Mas'ood – radiyallaahu ahnu]."  If one wishes to follow this hadeeth, then who - today, if any - recites like the Sahaabiyy Abdullaah 'ibn Mas'ood radiyallaahu 'anhu?  Is there any "chain" that is linked directly to him from which one can learn?  e.g. al-Imaam Aasim taught Shu'bah what he learned from a Taabi'ee who learned the Qur'aan from Ibn Mas'ood radiyallaahu anh - does that necessarily mean that learning the recitation of Shu'bah from Aasim is one that will 'fulfill' what's in the hadeeth - so to say?

b)  About the rules of al-isti'aathah, does one have to say it before reciting some aayaat within a lecture/lesson or a khutbah?  If one has to, is it recited out loud or silently, and does one need to repeat it when new aayaat are encountered? 

Jazaakumullaahu khairan again.


Question (18 Sha'baan 1426/Sept 23, 2005)

Assalaamu 'alaikum

How many Tajweed rules are they and how can I get access to all the rules on the internet?
Wassalaamu 'alaikum


Question (18 Sha'baan 1426/Sept 23, 2005)

Assalaamu 'alaykum,
I have a few questions about the position of the jaw and the relationship between consonants and vowels in tajweed.

My question is about the letters waaw and yaa'. Are the long vowel versions of these letters actually the same sound as the consonant version the only difference being that they are held out longer than they would be in the case of a shaddah? In other words would the "ee" sound in tajweed be the same as the "iyy" sound in nabiyy disregarding the accent (nabr). If this is the case then the voweled yaa' that serves as a consonant would have the same lowering motion of the jaw as its long vowel and short vowel counterpart, right? Also how is the waaw or yaa' distinguished from its vowel when the vowel is its lengthened counterpart, for instance Dawood and any time the combination wu or yi occurs.

Thank you very much.
Assalaamu Alaykum


Question  (12 Sha'baan 1426/Sept 16, 2005)

Assalamau alikum

In the word 'muqtasid' at the end of surah luqman, why is the letter ta pronounced with tarqeeq and not tafkheem as we are told? I though ta was a letter of tafkheem, and not isti3laa2?

I have heard this on all recordings, I would be grateful if you could explain this for me.



Question (12 Sha'baan 1426/Sept 16, 2005)

assalamou alaikoum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

May Allah reward u and shower u with His blessings for this wonderful website that u have put so much effort in..

My question is about "nabr". When we recite "alif laam meem", since we are stretching the alif in "laam" for 6 counts and right after it there are 2 meem's (the meem of the "laam" and the meem of the "meem") which make a meem with a shaddah, do we have to make nabr when we're stretching the alif (according to the third circumstance of the nabr in recitation)?

jazakoumoullahu khairan for your time


Question (6 Sha'baan 1426/Sept 10, 2005)

Assalamu Aleikum wa rahmatu lilahi

 In verse 148 of Surat Al Imran, I read the word:" Fa Aa taahumul laahu...". (with a two vowel count for the hamzah). In Surat al Hashr verse 2, I also read the word "Fa Ataahumul laahu..." (with a one vowel count for that hamzah).
Although these two words appear as if they are alike, what is their meaning? In other words what do they mean in their context?
May Allah give you barakah because your answers really help us understanding the wonderful sense of the Quran.
Wa salamu alaikum


Question (4 Sha'baan 1426/Sept 08, 2005)

AsSalam Alikum:

This website is a blessing. May Allah reward everyone who is making this website possible for the ummah.

I understand the conditions of MEDD SILA TUL SUGRA  the lesser connecting medd. I am studying sura HADID and I notice the first word in ayat 5 LA HU requires the lesser connection medd but on that page HA after the name of ALLAH did not me the condition of the two second stretch even thou it meets the condition of the lesser connecting medd. why is this? 
thank you