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{ إِنَّ هٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ يَهْدِي لِلَّتِي هِيَ أَقْوَمُ وَيُبَشِّرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ الصَّالِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ أَجْرًا كَبِيرًا }

{ “Bismillahi - rrahmani - rraheem
In the name of Allah, the All-Compassionate, the All-Merciful: }

{ Surely this Quran guides to that which is most upright and gives good news to the believers who do good that they shall have a great reward. And that (as for) those who do not believe in the Hereafter, We have prepared for them a painful chastisement. }
The Holy Quran, Sura 17-9/10

Texts Overview

1. Sincerity towards the Quran
2. Qur'an Learning
2.1 Etiquettes of Reading and Handling the Qur'an (Qurtubi)
2.2 Learning the Quran and Reading It (Ahadith)
2.3 Rewards for Certain Surahs and Ayahs
2.4 Etiquettes and Rules of Tilawat
3. Various Resources
3.1 Some Transcribed Suras / på svenska
3.2 Search word / verse / topics
3.3 Tafsir (Explanation) Commentary on the Quran
3.4 Absurd Accusations Against the Quran
3.5 Video: Etiquette With the Quran, Sh. Musa Furber
4. Beneficial Links About Quran

1. Sincerity towards the Quran

An-Nawawi: “As for sincerity for the Book of Allah, exalted is He,
 it is affirmation that it is the speech of Allah, exalted is He, and His revelation which nothing of people's speech resembles, and the like of which no one among creation is capable
 then honouring it and
 reciting it as it should be recited
 beautifying it
 having humility with it
 reciting its letters correctly
 defending it from the esoteric interpretations of deviants and the opposition of those who refute it
 affirmation of what is in it
 standing by its rules
 coming to understand its sciences and metaphors
 considering its admonitions with respect, reflecting on its wonders
 acting on its unambiguous statements and accepting its ambiguous ones
 research into its general and specific statements and its abrogating and abrogated [ayat]
 spreading its sciences
 inviting others to it and to that which we have mentioned of its good counsel.”

An-Nawawi on sincerity towards the Quran, from:
Imam an-Nawawi; The Complete Forty Hadith, rev. ed. with the Arabic texts;
trnsl. Abdassamad Clarke; Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd. London
Sura The Prophets 21, 57-59

2. Quranic - Learning

{ يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللّٰهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللّٰهُ إِلَّا أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ }

{They want to extinguish Allah's light with their utterances: but Allah will not allow (this to pass), for He has willed to spread His light in all its fullness, however hateful this may be to all who deny the truth.} 9-32

2.1 Etiquettes of Reading and Handling the Qur'an Al-Kareem

Treat the Qur'an with utmost respect, let no filth come into contact with it, or a non-Muslim touch it.

Advice by Imam Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Qurtubi

 Don't touch the Qur'an except in the state of ritual purity in wudu, and to recite it when in a state of ritual purity;
 when beginning to recite, to take refuge with Allah from the accursed Devil and to say the Basmala
 once one has begun, not to interrupt one's recital from moment to moment with human words, unless absolutely necessary;
 to recite it leisurely and without haste, distinctly pronouncing each letter;
 to use one's mind and understanding in order to comprehend what is being said to oneself;
 to pause at verses that promise Allah's favour, to long for Allah Most High and to ask of His bounty; and at verses that warn of His punishment to ask Him to save one from it;
 to pause at the accounts of bygone peoples and individuals to take heed and benefit from their example;
 to find out the meanings of the Qur'an's unusual lexical usages;
 to give each letter its due so as to clearly and fully pronounce every word, for each letter counts as ten good deeds;
 whenever one finishes reciting, to attest to the veracity of ones's Lord, and that His Messenger ﷺ has delivered his message.
 don't let a day go by without looking at least once at the pages of the Qur'an;

Imam Muhammad ibn Ahmad Qurtubi; in al-Jami' li ahkam al-Qur'an

Complete text at: <masud.co.uk>


2.2 Learning the Quran and Reading It

Isa bin Muhammad (Alaihir Rahmah) says that I once saw Abu Bakr bin Mujahid (Alaihir Rahmah) after his death in a dream reading the Holy Quran. I asked, "You have died, how are you reciting," upon which he said, "After every Salah and finishing of the Quran, I would pray "O Allah, give me the Taufiq to recite the Quran in my grave" and that is why I am praying." (Faizan-e-Sunnat)

Ahadith About Learning the Quran & Reading It

The Holy Prophet ﷺ said:

1) The best of you is he who learnt the Holy Quran and taught it to others. (Bukhari)

2) Undoubtedly, the heart gets rusted like metal gets rusted when water goes over it. The People asked, "How can they [hearts] be cleaned." The Prophet replied, "To remember death in abundance and to recite the Holy Quran." (Mishkat)

3) That chest which does not have any Quran in it is like an abandoned house. (Tirmizi, Darmi)

4) Whoever read the Quran and memorized it and believed its Halal to be Halal and its Haram to be Haram [i.e., accepted it commandments of Halal and Haraam], Allah will accept the intercession for such 10 people from him whom Hell had already become Wajib. (Tirmizi, Ibn-e-Majah)

5) Whoever is an expert in reciting the Holy Quran is with the Kiraman Katebeen and whoever reads the Quran with pauses and it is difficult for him, that is, his tounge does not move easily and he recites with difficutly for him there are two rewards. (Bahar-e-Shariat)

6) The one who has memorized Quran will be told to read and climb and recite with Tarteel (clear and distinct recitation) like you used to read with Tarteel in the Dunya; your place will be where you read your last Ayat. (Bahar-e-Shariat)

7) Allah says, "Whoever was kept busy with the [recitation] of Quran from my Zikr and asking me, I will give him better than those who I give to those who ask" and the excellence of the Word of Allah over all the other words is like the excellence of Allah over all his creation.

8) Learn the Quran and read it because whoever learned the Quran and read it and did Qayam with it is like a bag filled with Musk whose fragrance is spread everywhere and whoever learned the Quran and slept that is he did not do Qiyamul Layl is like a bag which is filled with Musk and its mouth has been closed. (Tirmizi, Ibn-e-Majah, Nisaee)

9) Read the Quran when you heart feels affection and attachment and when your heart becomes bored stand up that is stop reciting the Quran. (Saheeh Bukhari and Muslim)

10) Decorate the Quran with your (good) voices. (Mishkat)

11) O People of the Quran, do not make the Quran a pillow, that is do not be lazy and be careless, and read the Quran in the day and night like it is the Haq of Recitation, and spread it, that is, read with good voices or do not take compensation for it, and whatever is in it, reflect upon itso that you may attain success, and do not hurry in its reward because the reward for it is great (which will be given in the Akhirah). (Bahiqi)

2.3 Rewards for Certain Surahs and Ayahs

The Holy Prophet ﷺ said:

1) Surah Fatiha is a cure from every illness. (Darmi, Bahiqi)

2) Do not make your home a graveyard, the Shaitan runs from the home in which Surah Baqarah is recited. (Sahih Muslim)

3) Whoever memorized the first ten ayahs of Surah Kahf will be saved the Dajjal. (Sahih Muslim)

4) Whoever recites Surah Kahf on the day of Jummah, there will be a Nur brightened for him between two Jummahs.

5) Everything has a heart and the heart of the Quran is Surah Yaseen, whoever read Yaseen, Allah will write the reward of reading the Quran ten times from him. (Tirmizi and Darmi)

6) Whoever reads Surah Yaseen for the pleasure of Allah, his past sins will be forgiven so read this near your deceased. (Bahiqi)

7) (Reading) Qul hu WAllahu Ahad (Surah Ikhlas) is equal to [reading] one third of the Quran.

8) Whoever read Ayatul Kursi after every Fard Salah, he will be under the protection and security of Allah. (Dailmi on the Authority of Sayeduna Ali)

9) (On the Day of Judgement) a caller will say O Recitor of Surah Inaam, come to Jannat for loving Surah Inaam and its recitation.

10) Surah Tabarak (Surah Mulk) saves one from Hell.

11) Whatever task is not begun with Bismillahi Rahamni Raheen remains incomplete and unfinished.

2.4 Etiquettes and Rules of Tilawat

1) To memorize one Ayah of the Quran is Fard-e-Aeen on every Mukallaf Muslim; to memorize the entire Holy Quran is Fard-e-Kafyah; to memorize Surah Fatiha and a small Surah or something similar like three small Ayahs or one long Ayah is Wajib-e-Aeen. (Durre Mukhtar)

2) To read the Holy Quran while looking at it is better then reading without looking at it because in this case one touches the Holy Quran, sees the Holy Quran, and reads the Holy Quran and all this is Ibadat. (Bahar-e-Shariat)

3) To read the Holy Quran in the restroom and such places of impurity is not allowed (Na-Jaiz)

4) It is Haraam that everybody read the Holy Quran in a gathering loudly at once, however, it is necessary to read loudly enough so that one can hear what he/she is reading, that is, if there is no other distraction like noise. (Bhare-e-Shariat) Also, many children read together at once in a madrasa loudly for learning purposes and this is okay.

5) It is better to read the Quran loudly that is if somebody praying, sleeping, or somebody ill will not be distracted. (Gunyah)

6) If somebody is reciting the Quran incorrectly then it is Wajib to tell him/her unless if one fears jealousy and hate. (Gunyah)

7) To memorize the Holy Quran and then to forget it is a sin.

8) It is from the ettiqutes of respecting the Holy Quran that one does not put their back towards the Quran or spread their legs towards the Quran or sit in a high place when the Quran is beneath. (Bahare Shariat)

9) During recitation reflect on what you are reading. For example, when reading about punishment, one should repent; when reading about paradise, one should rejoice and pray for Jannah.

10) The way to do Sajdah of Tilwat is as follows: If one hears or reads the Ayat of Sajdah then he should stand with the intention of performing the Sajdah of Tilawat and saying Allahu Akbar should go into Sajdah and should recite the Tasbeeh of Sajdah atleast three times. Then, saying Allahu Akbar, one should stand up. To say Allahu Akbar both times is Sunnah. Similarly, to stand before and after the Sajdah is Mustahab. (Durre Mukhtar) Lastly, learn how to read the Quran in the company of a Qualified Sunni Alim [and mature sisters must go to a Qualified Sister] who can teach them how to read as this is necessary. At times, while reciting many brothers and sisters unknowingly make mistakes in recitation which change the meaning which breaks their Salah. Likewise, send your children to Madrasas where they may learn how to recite the Quran with correct pronunciation and Qirat. If there is not a madrasa in your town, then establish one. Knowledge of Islam leads one to love Allah and helps to build a good moral character within the Muslim community.

By learning the Quran, a Muslim saves his Salah, his Iman, and his Akhirah. Learning the Quran is not limited to just learning how to recite the Holy Book, rather, it is a life long process of learning how to recite it and understand what the Quran says. The noble Ulama have worked hard and written volumes of Tafseer which consists of Ahadith, Stories, and important points. After learning the Quran, we must practice it and spread the word into our family and community.

From: Islamicacademy.org with kind permission.

More on Etiquettes of Reading and Handling the Qur'an al-Kareem Imam M. ibn Ahmad Qurtubi

3. Various Resources

3.1 The Bounties of Reading the Quran

The Bounties of Reading the Quran Al Fadā'il Qur'ān
Sayings of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ

3.2 Search word / verse / topic

 Topic index of the Qur'an at Islamicity
 Quran Search at Islamicity
 searchtruth.com Choose your Quran translation

3.3 Tafsir (Explanation) Commentary on the Quran

link-out [altafsir.com]
ALTAFSIR.COM is a completely free, non-profit website providing access to the largest and greatest online collection of Qur’anic Commentary (tafsir or tafseer), translation, recitation and essential resources in the world.

3.4 Some Transcribed Suras / på svenska

 Al-Fatiha transcr.
 Al-Fatiha svenska
 Al-Asr transcr.
 Al-Asr transcr. o. svenska
 Al-Humaza transcr.
 Al-Kafirun svenska

Hadith - Search

 sunnah.com - Hadith Database

3.4 Accusations

Absurd Accusations Against the Quran

• Top Five Misquotations Of The Quran

The recent surge in negative sentiments towards Islam and Muslims has resulted in many attempts to depict the religion as inherently violent.

The phrase { kill them where you find them } Verse 2:191 is by far the most frequent phrase that is misquoted by ardent Islamophobes and radical extremists. But this battlefield exhortation comes right after the verse which states { fight against those who fight you } and it comes right before the part which states { but if they cease fighting, then let there be no hostility except against oppressors } !
[Top Five Misquotations Of The Quran - muslimmatters.org]
muslimmatters.org 2017

3.5 Etiquette With the Quran, Sh. Musa Furber

Connect with the Quran through these bite-sized readings of Imam al-Nawawi’s ’Etiquette With The Quran’

publ. 18 Oct 2018
See this [link] for more information on the book. Make sure to share this lesson with others so they can also benefit. Follow Sh. Musa Furber’s page so you’re notified when the next video goes live.

Etiquette With the Quran :: pp1–4



4. Beneficial Links About Quran

link-in Quranic Indications
link-in What The Quran Enjoins us to do & Warns us Not to do ( 7 items )
link-in Quranic Definitions ( Concerning three Islamic concepts:
the righteous, the wrong-doers, the disbelievers )
link-in [Why it is] Unfeasible to Act Solely On The Basis of The Qur'an, Gibril F Haddad

Al fadāil- Qurān - The Excellent Qualities of the Qurān
link-in Some hadith to value some verses
Al fadāil- Qurān - Die Wohltaten des Koran
link-in Einige hadithe zum Wert einiger Koranverse (deutsch)

link-in Consensus concerning some issues related to the Qur'ān GFH
link-in Ibn Arabi on Uncreatedness of Quran GFH
link-in The Speech and Word of Allah (Kalām) A b Hamid Ali
link-in Uncreatedness of the Quran GFH
link-in Hafsa's Qur'an Folios GFH
link-in Etiquettes of Reading and Handling the Quran
link-in Learning the Quran and Reading It
link-out  (corpus.quran.com) Good Resource - Study & Grammar of Qur'an


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