By Abdulwarees Solanke
CLARIFICATION ON READING QURAN IN RAMADAN
Ramadan is the month of the Quran.
So we need to appreciate it fully derive full blessings.
One of the fellow students posed a very vital question to Sheikh:
Asalam aleikum sir.
Is it compulsory to read the Qur’an in Arabic during Ramadan or we can still read its English version?
Reading the quran during Ramadan has many purposes.
If you read for Tilawat, it has to be in Arabic.
If you read for Tafkeer (thinking or reflection) about its contents so as to know Allah better, you could read in any language you understand better so as to comprehend its meanings.
If you read to teach people in form of Tafsir you will have to read in Arabic and the language of your audience.
If you read for Tahfeez (memorization) it has to be in Arabic.
But the best for those who do not attend Arabic school is to read in English (and any Language they understand).
This is to be able to ponder on its meanings and comprehend to the fullest what Allah desires with his revelations.