I Feel That Women Are Not Part of the Qur’Anic Narrative. What Do They Get in Paradise?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam alaykum, I feel that women are not part of the Qur’anic narrative besides descriptions of “wide-eyed virgins” for male believers. What do women get in Paradise? Answer: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for seeking out clarity […]

Can an Uncircumcised Child Handle the Holy Qur’an or Read It?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum My child who is 7 years old has not been circumcised. Can he handle the holy Qur’an or read it? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. Non-circumcision doesn’t prevent a Muslim—whether child or adult—from being in a state of ritual purity (tahara). Thus, your […]

How Can I Achieve the Benefit of Reading the Qur’an When I Can’t Read Arabic?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum I would like to read Surat Al Baqara for a specific reason but I cannot read Arabic. What are my options? Do I listen to a reading of it? Can I read a translation of it? Should I try the transliteration? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re […]

Can I Hold the Quran in Prayer? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, Can I hold the Quran in prayer? Answer: Wa alaykum salam Shafi’i scholars discussed the permissibility of holding a mushaf in salah under the section dealing with excessive movement in prayer. In his al-Hawi, Imam al-Mawardi concluded that, contrary to the Hanafi school, reciting from a mushaf […]

Is It Permissible to Lean Back While Reading the Quran?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it permissible to lean back while reading the Quran? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, it would be permitted for you to recite the Qur’an whilst leaning against something, such as a chair or the like. The same would apply to reciting whilst lying on […]

Is Writing Qur’an on the Wall Impermissible?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Is it permissible to write Quranic calligraphy directly on a wall? Answer: Assalāmu ʿalaykum, I hope you are well. Writing the Qur’an on the wall is, God willing, permissible, if: -it is written in a proper, suitable environment -it is highly unlikely that it will be open to abuse […]