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IQRA! What the moment of Revelation means to us today? – By Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

IQRA! What the moment of Revelation means to us today? – By Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Recorded at the special gathering of prayer, recitation and remembrance on the 27th night of Ramadan with our guests Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin and others from across the Greater Toronto Area.

Let’s #GiveLight to Millions More

We envision a world in which no one is cut off from the beauty, mercy and light of the Prophetic ﷺ example. A world where the dark ideology of a few is dwarfed by radiant example of the many who follow the way of the Prophet ﷺ. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support. This Ramadan, we need you to help us #GiveLight to millions more. Here’s how.

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IQRA! What the moment of Revelation means to us today? – By Dr. Ingrid Mattson

IQRA! What the moment of Revelation means to us today? – By Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Recorded at the special gathering of prayer, recitation and remembrance on the 27th night of Ramadan with our guests Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin and others from across the Greater Toronto Area.

Let’s #GiveLight to Millions More

We envision a world in which no one is cut off from the beauty, mercy and light of the Prophetic ﷺ example. A world where the dark ideology of a few is dwarfed by radiant example of the many who follow the way of the Prophet ﷺ. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support. This Ramadan, we need you to help us #GiveLight to millions more. Here’s how.

Photo credit: UNICEF Etophia

Why Do We Ignore The Qur’an?

SeekersHub resident scholar for Ramadan 2015, Shaykh Ahmad Saad al-Azhari has been a master of the Quran from a young age. Each night during this blessed month, he has led the SeekersHub congregation in half-juz tarawih prayers and then in reciting the second half of the juz with us afterwards. He made these brief remarks at the end of one such evening.

All SeekersHub programming during this blessed month is freely available at the Ramadan Hub. Your financial support is crucial to our #SpreadLight campaign, which seeks to provide truly excellent Islamic learning to at least 1,000,000 seekers of knowledge in the coming year! This will serve as an ongoing charity (sadaqa jariyah) so please donate today.

Is It Permissible to Complete the Qur’an Forty Days After Someone’s Death?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Is it permissible to complete a reading of the Qur’an forty days after someone’s death?

Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful.

It is permitted to gather for the recitation of the Qur’an. In fact, this is a praiseworthy sunna of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him).

However, there is no specific proof for holding a gathering to complete the Qur’an on a specific day–and deeming that such specification is religiously binding or necessary would be a reprehensible innovation.

Thus, the ulema mention that it is best to hold such gatherings, with proper observation of Islamic propriety, on other than the 40th day after someone’s death.

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani

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.

Wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani