I Am a Convert. Is It Okay for Me to Read the Qur’an in English?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam Alaykum, I have come across many recommendations to read Quran often. I don’t know how to read Qur’an in Arabic. If I read the Qur’an in English, or listen to it either in English or Arabic, would it be okay? Also, how do I pray and make […]

What Is the Proper Etiquette When Reading the Quran?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum 1. Do I have to wear my hijab while reading the Qur’an? 2. Can I sit in bed while reading it with my back against the headboard? 3. Do I have to be in Wudu? 4. I like to sit in bed before I go to sleep […]

Is It Permissible to Lean Back While Reading the Quran?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it permissible to lean back while reading the Quran? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, it would be permitted for you to recite the Qur’an whilst leaning against something, such as a chair or the like. The same would apply to reciting whilst lying on […]

Can I Say ‘Amin’ When Reading the Qur’an Outside Surah Al Fatiha? How To Purify One’s Heart?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamualaikum, (1) Is saying Amin when reciting Qur’an outside Surah Al-Fatiha permissible? (2) How do you know if you are doing things for Allah and not to show off? Sometimes I find myself not doing a good deed when there are people around me because I am scared that […]

Is It Obligatory to Complete Recitation of the Qur’an in Ramadan?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it compulsory for every Muslim to complete recitation of the Qur’an at least once in the month of Ramadan? I ask because sometimes it is difficult to complete the Qur’an due to being busy. Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is recommended, but not obligatory, for those able […]

Reciting Qur’an Without Ritual Purity (Wudu)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is one allowed to read Qur’an without ritual purity (wudu), from memory? Is one allowed to hold and recite from pages of Qur’an found separately (i.e., only the 30th part (Juz)) without wudu? Answer: In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful. Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]