Has Reading Qur’an From a Smartphone the Same Merit as Reading It From a Mushaf?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Has reading Qur’an from a smartphone or a tablet the same merit as reading it from a mushaf? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. In general scholars such as Imam al-Ghazali in his book Ihyaʾ Ulum al-Din and Imam al-Nawawi […]

Is It Permissible to Read the Qur’an on a Screen Without Wudu?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it permissible to read the Qur’an on my Smartphone screen without wudu? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is permissible to recite the Qur’an from memory without being in a state of ritual ablution (wudu). But it remains recommended to […]

How Can I Achieve the Benefit of Reading the Qur’an When I Can’t Read Arabic?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum I would like to read Surat Al Baqara for a specific reason but I cannot read Arabic. What are my options? Do I listen to a reading of it? Can I read a translation of it? Should I try the transliteration? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re […]

Beneficial Knowledge and Intentions, a khutbah by Habib Hussein Al Saggaf

Making the intention to gain beneficial knowledge through daily readings of the Qur’an and hadith collections is the key message in this Friday Sermon given by Habib Hussein Al Saggaf. He goes on to encourage us to make sincere intention to do good deeds because Allah rewards us for good intentions even if were unable […]

Should I Pronounce the Final Vowels of Arabic Words in Supplications?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalamwalaikum, In the Quran, there are signs of stopping or continuing on a certain verse and the reader has a choice of either pausing or continuing reading. Does this also apply for the duas which we read? For example like the dua after leaving the toilet is “ghufranaka”, can […]

Seeker’s Expectations – How to Seek Knowledge

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Seeker’s Expectations Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Three keys: (1) Prepare carefully for class (2) Attend attentively (3) Review regularly How to Prepare for the Class Minimally: (1) Read the text (2) Prepare your questions Ideally: (1) Do the related readings (2) Take notes (3) Note/Look up […]

Reading Literature

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What literature would be considered “lewd” or “promoting the impermissible,” and therefore to be avoided? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. Literary works whose general contents are permissible are permissible, even if they contain some incidental or secondary reprehensible content. However, works whose primary contents are impermissible […]

Video: How to Read a Book by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf – Part 1

Video: How to Read a Book by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf – Part 1 “How to Read a Book”, a Zaytuna Faculty Lecture by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. The Zaytuna Faculty Lecture Series presents lectures by Zaytuna College faculty members exploring a variety of contemporary topics. How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler