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Reading Qur’aan in English

Fatwaa ID: 608

Assalamu alaykum Mufti I’m a revert n I’m about 60 years old n I’m reading an English Koran is it valid or is der any sawarb in read in English or is the Koran supposed to be read in Arabic jazakallah

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is pleasing to note that you have accepted Islam. May Allaah Ta’aala keep you steadfast upon the Deen and give you a long blissful life.

There are two issues: tilaawah/recitation of the Arabic verses of the Qur’aan and the studying of its meaning. Both are equally important. You should devote time for both. One cannot be given preference over the other. There is great virtue in reciting the Arabic, even if you do not understand it. For each letter, you will receive a minimum of ten rewards. Similarly, studying the meaning and understanding the message of the Qur’aan is a greatly rewardable form of worship. That being said, the recitation in salaah must be in Arabic.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/25/1444 AH – 02/16/2023 CE | AML1-7089

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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