Does a Completion of the Quran Require That It Be from the Same Mushaf?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Does a completion of the Quran require that it be from the same Mushaf


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

The Quran linguistically means recitation. [Zabidi; Taj al-Arus] It was later written into codices (Mushaf) to facilitate learning and spreading.

For this reason, it is not a requirement to read from the same codices (Mushaf) for one’s completion to count. It is not a requirement to read from any text to do a completion. One can complete the Quran by reciting from memory, and it would count.

Many Companions (Allah be pleased with them) did not know how to read, yet they would recite the Quran from memory.

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom Seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences.

He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he studied for three years in Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most outstanding scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib.

In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.