• In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
  • Guide us to the straight path [Al-Fātiĥah 1:6]
  • And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it].[Al-Baqarah 2:42]
  • And who is better in speech than he who invites to Allah and does righteous deeds, and says: 'I am one of the Muslims. [Fussilat 41:33]
  • So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect[Al-Araf 7:176]
  • And whatever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatever he forbids you, leave it... [Al-Hashr 59:7]

The Istiaada الاستعاذة- Seeking Allah`s refuge from accursed devil

Categories: Tajweed

The Istiaada (الاستعاذة) is the title of the first chapter of the Shatibiyyah. The Istiaada is seeking refuge with Allah, from Shaytan. This chapter comes first due to the fact that the recitation always begins with the Istiaada.

Imam As-Shatibi says: إذا ما أردت الدّهر تقرأ فاستعذ جهارا من الشّيطان بالله مسجلا Whenever you recite the Quran then ask out loud Allah for refuge from the Shaytan.

The Iman is telling the reader that whenever someone starts reading the Quran he should seek from the Shaytan. Then the Imam adds: على ما أتى في النّحل يسرا وإن تزد لربّك تنزيها فلست مجهّلا In the same manner described in Al-Nahl, it is simple; And if you wish to add on to it with extra praise to your lord then you aren’t mistaken either.

What is meant by this is very simple. The Imam is telling us to say the Istiaada the same manner described in Surah Nahl, Verse 98 where Allah tells us: “So when you want to recite the Quran, seek refuge with Allah from Shayt Read More »

The Seven Reciters & their Transmitters!

Categories: Tajweed

There are Seven Recitors. Each recitor has two students who learned from him:

  • Nafi’ – His two students Qaloon and Warsh.
  • Ibnu Kathir – His two students Bazzi and Qunbul.
  • Abu ‘Amr – His two students Doori and Soosi.
  • Ibnu Amir – His two students Hisham and Ibnu Thakwan.
  • ‘Asim – His two students Shu’bah and Hafs.
  • Hamzah – His two students Khalaf and Khlaad.
  • Kisa’i – His two students Abul Harith and Doori.
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