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08-24-2011, 01:32 PM
FINISHING THE QUR'AAN IN LESS THAN THREE DAYS (http://asaheeha.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/finishing-the-quraan-in-less-than-three-days/)

source: silsilat ul-ahaadeeth is-saheeha – the series of authentic narrations – vol. 5, p. 601


The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever recites (and finishes) the Qur’aan in less than three days, does not understand it”[1]


Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) comments:

“And what has been established from some of the salaf in opposition to this authentic sunnah, does not contradict this, for what is apparent is that it did not reach them.”

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[1] Saheeh Abi Daawood #1394


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08-25-2011, 01:00 AM
Q: Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz, please tell us about...Qur'an recitation and completing a Khatmah (one complete reading of the entire Qur'an) throughout this Salah (Prayer) in this blessed month. What is your opinion concerning this matter?

A: ...Qur'an recitation in the morning and at night is one of the best forms of `Ibadah. During Ramadan, the Salaf (righteous predecessors) in general devoted themselves to reciting the Qur'an and left the study of Hadith, Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and Halaqahs (learning circles). Therefore, the believers should devote themselves to the recitation, contemplation and reflection on the Qur'an as well as referring to the books of Tafsir (explanation of the meaning of the Qur'an based on transmitted reports) and other forms of devotion to the Qur'an. Although there is nothing wrong if the Muslims listen to some lessons at Masjids (mosques) or study some scientific issues, devotion to the Qur'an in Ramadan should have priority and this is the way of the good Salaf (may Allah be pleased with them). Moreover, they should recite the Qur'an a lot to complete more than one Khatmah (one complete reading of the entire Qur'an).

Some of the Salaf used to complete a Khatmah daily, others in three days, but it is better to complete it in not less than three days, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) guided us. When `Abdullah Ibn `Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) about that, the Prophet (peace be upon him) guided him to complete a Khatmah in seven days, but when `Abdullah told him that he could complete in less than that, the Prophet (peace be upon him) told him to complete it in three days or more. It is better to complete a Khatmah in three days or more to recite with Tartil (slow recitation of the Qur'an), care, and meditation. Some Salaf thought that it is permissible to complete a Khatmah in Ramadan in less than three days. However, adhering to the Hadith is better even if in Ramadan.

If the person completes a Khatmah ten, nine, or eight times with tranquility, quietude, Tartil and care, this is very good, especially that each one of us may have many other interests and things to do. In addition, it is feared that completing Khatmahs many times may lead to jabbering, hastiness, and ostentation. Therefore, the person should recite the Qur'an with quietude and tranquility in a way that does not lead to imperfection in recitation, hypocrisy or showing off. In light of this, a Khatmah should be completed in three or more days. It should be recited clearly and with contemplation on the meanings of the Qur'an, and revision of the meanings that may be ambiguous to the reciter. This is better even in Ramadan.

Source: alifta.org

08-25-2011, 10:58 PM
جزاك الله خيرا
... It should be recited clearly and with contemplation on the meanings of the Qur'an, and revision of the meanings that may be ambiguous to the reciter.
I think this is an important point (revision of the meanings of the Qur'aan & contemplating over them) that, sadly, many of us don't take into much consideration while we try to finish the Qur'aan as many times as possible during the month (or in other times).

May Allah help us to do that so that we can act by its teachings and it can thus be a proof for us (and not against us) on the Day of Resurrection. And may He forgive our shortcomings this month and accept our good deeds.