Does it count if you read the transliterations of Quraan
Slmz I just wanted to know does it count if you read the transliterations of quraan instead of the original Arabic text (not the translation)? Jzk
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.
Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:
Reading a transliteration will not be the same as reciting the actual Qur’aan in the Arabic (text) language. However if a person pronounces all the letters correctly and with Tajweed while using the transliteration to read then it will count as though he is reciting the Qur’aan, but he will not get the same reward as reading from the actual Arabic text.
Regarding reciting from the Arabic text the `Ulamaa have stated:
Imaam An-Nawawi Rahimahullaah says in Al-Majmoo`: “Reciting from a copy of the Qur’aan is better than reciting from memory, because it joins recitation with looking in the Qur’aan which is another act of worship, this has been stated by Al-Qaadhi Husayn and others from our companions, and groups of the Salaf have stated it as well, and I do not see a difference of opinion concerning it.” [i]
Imaam Mustafaa Ibn Sa`d Rahimahullaah says in Mataalibu Ulin Nuhaa: “It is Sunnah to recite from a copy of the Qur’aan because of the sense of sight being engaged in worship.” [ii]
And Allaah knows best.
Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.
Monday 19th Muharram 1434 – 3rd December 2012.