Dua before reciting Qur’an – Qari Ismet

Dua before reciting – Qari Ismet

In a previous post we featured a series of videos where Qari Ismet Akcin beautifully demonstrated for us the main maqamat, from the ending of Surah al-Baqarah. At the end of the series, he added a short dua which he recommended you read before starting your Quranic recitation. A few of you asked for the dua to be written out so that you can learn it … so here it is:

Here’s the video where Qari Ismet recites the dua:

Here’s the Arabic text of the dua:

اللَّهُمَّ بِالْحَقِّ أَنزَلْتَهُ وَ بِالْحَقِّ نَزَلَ.
اللَّهُمَّ عَظِّمْ رَغْبَتِي فِيهِ وَ اجْعَلْهُ نُورًا لِبَصَرِي وَ شِفَاءًا لِصَدْرِي.
اللَّهُمَّ زَيِّنْ بِهِ لِسَانِي وَ جَمِّلْ بِهِ وَجْهِي وَ حَسِّنْ بِهِ صَوْتِي وَ قَوِّ بِهِ جَسَدِي
وَ ارْزُقْنِي تِلَاوَتَهُ آنَاءَ الْلَيْلِ وَ أَطْرَافَ النَّهَارِ.
وَ احْشُرْنَا مَعَ نَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَدٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلِمْ وَ آلِهِ الْأَخْيَار.

And here’s the translation:

Oh Allah, with Truth You have sent it down (i.e. the Quran), and with Truth it was [indeed] sent down.
Oh Allah, increase my desire for the Quran, and make it a light for my sight and a cure for my chest (i.e. heart and what contains it).
Oh Allah beautify with it my tongue (i.e. what I say of words), and decorate my face with it (i.e. it’s beauty), and perfect my voice with it, and increase my body in strength with it.
And give us, as rizq, [the chance] to recite it with submission to You throughout the night and during parts of the day.
And resurrect us back (on the day of Judgment) with Your beloved Prophet Muhammad ‘alaihi salatu wassalaam and salawat on his beloved family.