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Question (27 Dhul Qa'dah 1422/ Feb. 10, 2002)

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah 

In a reply to a Web question, you mentioned "this type of division was done after the time of Umar bin Al-Khattab ...."  This is very important for me: could you please inform us when that division into "juz'" and others subsection was actually made?
Wassalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah

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Question (24 Dhul Qa'dah 1422/ Feb. 7, 2002)

In a hadith I recently read (in Al-Muwatta) there was mention of a section of Qur'an called "Hizb".  It said:"Umar ibn al-Khattab said: "Whoever misses reading his hizb at night and reads it from when the sun has passed the meridian until the dhuhr prayer has not missed it, or it is as if he has caught it."  Could you please explain what is a hizb?  May Allah reward you very much.

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Question (21 Dhul Qa'dah 1422/ Feb. 4, 2002)

 When reading the following ayah in surah Al Nahl, I found some difficulty in reciting the "Ikhfa" that comes when a tanween meets a " " ; here the tanween is at the end of : " " and the " " is in the next word with a shaddah on it (because of lam shamsiyyah).  Is there some difference here because the has a shaddah?

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Question (20 Dhul Qa'dah 1422/ Feb. 3, 2002)

Assalaamu alaikum,

Firstly, I must commend the people who did this site, it's excellent and the
best amongst us are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it, may Allaah grant you all jannah.

Secondly, I'm very impressed with all your knowledge of the qira'aat. Do you
have isnaad for all (7 or 10) of them? Where did you learn? Can you give me
some advice as to where is the best place I can perfect my recitation? Also
can you give me some advice as to where to get the different musshafs from?
I heard Husary has recited the whole Qur'an in Duri an Abi Amr and Qalun an Naafi (I already have his Wursh set). Where can I get these?

Thirdly, my real question. Iqlaab and ikhfah shafawi, do they sound the same in practise? Iqlaab changes the noon to a meem but i've listened very carefully to Husary/ Minshawi/ Abdulbaset. They all have a thick ghunnah sound and do not purse their lips until the very end of the ghunnah (it sounds pretty clear but correct me if I'm wrong). Also their ikhfa' shafawi sounds exactly the same as this - to my ears. However the reciter you put on your site (Abu Bakr Ashaatri) pronounces iqlaab as you describe (basically a long meem). 
What's going on? I got someone to translate from an-nashr by ibn Jazaree and
I think I remember him saying there is no difference. What does Ibn Jazaree really say about this?

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Question (19 Dhul Qa'dah 1422/ Feb. 2, 2002)

Sometime back you answered a question about teaching beginners.  In your answer a book was mentioned about learning to read in 7 days.  My question is there some way that we could know if and when this book becomes available if in fact it is to be made available internationally?  It sounds like it could be a wonderful tool for teaching.  May Allah reward you and those who are working on this book.

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Question (14 Dhul Qa'dah 1422/ Jan. 28, 2002)

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah. 

In a previous posting, you clarified for us the instances of prostration while reading the Holy Qur'an. Could you please explain how those prostrations should be performed in practice, how they differ from the ordinary prostrations during salat and those performed at the end of salat in case of forgetting something in the rituals of salat?

 

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Question (12 Dhul Qa'dah 1422/ Jan. 26, 2002)

May Allah reward you for your informative answers.  In the aayah 15 from surat Yunus  the word: appears, how would we start on this word were we to start on it?  Although it would definitely not be a good start because of the meaning, so the question is really only to understand how one would start on such a word were one to occur where a good start was possible.  Jazakumu Allahu khairan.

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Question (9 Dhul Qa'dah 1422/ Jan. 23, 2002)

As-salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. 

May Allah grant you success in this life and the hereafter, is saying SadaqaAllahu atheem after finishing a Surah, a practice of the Prophet salaAllahu alaihi wa salaam, if so where can I find the authentic proofs supporting its practice.

 

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Question (9 Dhul Qa'dah 1422/ Jan. 23, 2002)

I am wondering about these two different ways, apparently, of writing the name of the Prophet Ilyas (peace be upon him)... by the English under it it would seem to be the same word but spelt very differently in the Great Qur'an.  Jazakumu Allahu khairan

 

  And verily, Iliys (Elias) was one of the Messengers.

  

Salaamun (peace) be upon Ilysn (Elias)!"

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Question (5 Dhul Qa'dah 1422/ Jan. 19, 2002)

Could you please inform me about the stop that appears in the Qur'an copy that Urdu speaking people use which is written  ?  I have read your explanations of the different stops but the  with the meaning of : -must not stop-or must not start- does not fit these editions of the Qur'an.  I have checked and whether the copy was published in India or in Saudi Arabia these stops appear in many places at the end of ayaat or more precisely between ayaat. I wonder if you would have such information.  Thank you very much and may Allah reward you.

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Question (30 Shawwaal 1422/ Jan. 14, 2002)

The 3 cases of nabr in special words are because there is an alif at the end of a word that indicates two and when reading through that alif has to be dropped because of a following sukoon so an accent is there to indicate that dropped alif; if that is right so far then my question is: it seems that there are other places in the Qur'an where there is such an alif followed by a letter with sukoon.  I'm just wondering why these or at least this one here the word     is not included.  Would it simply be because it is a command form of the verb?  Jazakum Allahu khairan

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