THE Qur’an which we recite contains the actual words of Allah revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon him). Therefore, we should observe the following when reciting it :

  • Seek refuge in Allah before reading it (“A’oothu billaahi minash – shaytaanir-rajeem)”
  • Have the intention that the recitation is purely to seek the pleasure of Allah alone.
  • Recite with an alert heart that you may comprehend its meaning, considering while reciting it that Allah is speaking to you through the Qur’an.
  • Make sure you are clean before touching the Qur’an. Do not read it when you are in a state of impurity.
  • Do not read the Qur’an in lavatories or similar places.
  • Read it slowly with pleasant sounds and rhythm.
  • Prostrate wherever a verse requires prostration.