Changing the Intention for a Qur’an Reading (khatm)

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: My wife’s commitment was to do a khatm for the purpose of recovery and the infant’s good health, but a termination took place, therefore: What supplication does she make after completion of the Qur’an?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are well and in the best of states, insha’Allah.

You can intend to seek Allah’s forgiveness, ask for well being (`afiya), pious offspring, a life of obedience and gratitude, and to thank Allah for His blessings upon you. Allah Most High says, “If you are thankful, I will surely increase you” [14:7] This is a divine promise.

An example of a Prophetic supplication that one can use is one of the supplications of Dawud (Allah bless him and give him peace), ‘O Allah, I ask You for Your love and love for those who love You and for actions which will bring Your love to me. O Allah, make Your love more beloved to me than myself, my family and cold water.'” [Tirmidhi]

اللهم إني أسألك حبك، وحب من يحبك، والعمل الذي يبلغني حبك، اللهم اجعل حبك أحب إلي من نفسي، وأهلي، ومن الماء البارد

Moreover, make it a point to ask for the highest of Paradise as the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said (as part of a longer narration), ‘When you ask Allah, ask Him for Firdaws which is in the middle of the Garden and the top of the Garden above the Throne of the Merciful and from it spring the rivers of the Garden.’

Supplication after Completing a Recital of the Qur’an

The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is reported to have said, “Whosoever prays an obligatory prayer, has an accepted supplication. And whosoever completes a reading of the Quran, has an accepted supplication.” [Tabarani, al-Mu`jam al-Kabir]

Its chain of transmission is weak, though the meaning is sound as understood from Nawawi and others.

And Allah knows best.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani