Fatwaa ID: 1229
I have two questions i heard from others, that the speed in which you speak in arabic may change the meaning of the words is this true and my second question is that I don’t know how to read Arabic and so I recite the Quran while listening to, a reciter and because of this I recite the Quran a bit slowly is that permissible and would that change the meaning of what I’m saying? Jazakallahu khairan
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
- If the letters are not distinctly pronounced, it may lead to a change in the meaning. The speed itself would not change the meaning as long as the letters are clear. However, it should be noted that when reciting the Qur’aan, excessive speed is not permitted.
- As long as you are reciting each letter correctly without unnecessarily stretching anywhere, then that should be fine. We advise you to learn how to read the Qur’aan. Make it your priority. You are missing out.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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