1- One should not say regarding his memorization ‘I forget’ rather say ‘I was made to forget’:

This can be proved by what is narrated by ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, who said: “The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessing be upon him, heard a man reciting the Quran at night, and said, “May Allah bestow His Mercy on him, as he has reminded me of such-and-such Verses of such-and-such Soorahs, which I was caused to forget.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari (5038) and Muslim (788)]

Furthermore, it was narrated on the authority of Ibn Mas‘ood, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessing be upon him, said: “It is a bad thing that some of you say, 'I have forgotten such-and-such verse of the Quran,' for indeed, he has been caused (by Allah) to forget it.”[Reported by Al-Bukhaari (5039) and Muslim (790)]

An-Nawawi, may Allah have mercy upon him, said: “It is something disliked. Forgetting it was made prohibited because this implies taking it lightly and neglecting it and Allah The Almighty says (what means): {Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) came unto you, but you disregarded them (i.e. you left them, did not think deeply in them, and you turned away from them).} [Quran 20: ]”

2- Permissibility of reciting the Quran whilst one is standing, walking, lying down, or riding:

Allah The Almighty says (what means): {Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides.} [Quran 3: ] 

It was narrated that ‘Abdullaah ibn Mughaffal, may Allah be pleased with him, said: “I saw the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessing be upon him, reciting Soorat Al-Fat-h on his she-camel on the day of the Conquest of Makkah.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari (5034) and Muslim (794)]

It was narrated that The Mother of the Believers, ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, said: “The Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, used to lean on my lap and recite Quran while I was in menses.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari (297) and Muslim (301)]

3- Crying when reciting or listening to the Noble Quran:

Both matters were mentioned in the tradition of the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him. As for the first, it was narrated that ‘Abdullah Ibn Ash-Shikheer, may Allah be pleased with him, said: “I came to the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, while he was praying and his chest would heave like the boiling of a cauldron. i.e weeping.” [Reported by Ahmad (4/25), Abu Daawood (904) An-Nasaa’i in Al-Kubra (1/195) and Ibn Hibaan deemed it Saheeh (authentic), 665]

As for the second, it was narrated that Ibn Mas‘ood, may Allah be pleased with him, said: “The Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, said to me, “Recite (the Quran) to me.” I said, “O Allah's Messenger, Shall I recite (the Quran) to you while it has been revealed to you?” He said, “Yes.” So I recited Soorat An-Nisaa’(chapter no. 4 of the Noble Quran), but when I recited the Verse: “How (will it be) then when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad) as a witness against these people.” [Quran 4: 41) He said, “Enough for the present,” I looked at him and behold! His eyes were overflowing with tears.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari (5050)]

4- Recommendation to recite aloud on condition negative consequences and disturbance are not occurred:

It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, said: “The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessing be upon him, observed I’tikaaf (retiring to a mosque for remembrance of Allah The Almighty) in the mosque and he heard them raising their voices in reciting Quran. He drew back the curtain and said: “Each of you is conversing with his Lord, so do not disturb one another, and do not raise your voices above one another in reciting Quran – or in prayer.” [Reported by Abu Daawood 1332]

However, it is better for the one who fears showing off to conceal his recitation for this will protect him from showing off.

It is worth noting that one has to articulate letters so that he may get the reward. That is because he is not considered a reciter unless he articulates the Noble Quran even if those around him do not hear him for the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, said: “Read the Quran, for it will come and intercede for its readers on the Day of Resurrection.” [Reported by Muslim (804)], and the like of the other Hadeeths. One cannot be a reciter unless he articulates it according to what the Islamic scholars stated. In spite of this fact, it is permissible to look at the Noble Quran without recitation but just to contemplate and understand its meaning.

5- Refraining from going on reciting the Noble Quran when sleepy:

This can be proved by the Hadeeth narrated on the authority of Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessing be upon him, said: “When any one of you gets up at night (for prayer) and his tongue falters in (the recitation) of the Quran, and he does not know what he is reciting, he should go to sleep.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari (212) and Muslim (786)]

Furthermore, it was narrated on the authority of ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessing be upon him, said: “If anyone of you feels drowsy while praying he should go to bed (sleep) till his slumber is over because in praying while drowsy one does not know whether one is asking for forgiveness or for a bad thing for oneself.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari (212) and Muslim (786)]

That is because in order not to ask for a bad thing for himself and protect Quran against Hathramah (i.e. reading the entire Quran hastily) and incomprehensible words.

6- Recommendation to recite Quran continuously without unnecessary interruptions:

If one starts recitation, he should not interrupt it for unnecessary matter for this is a form of observing good conduct with the Words of Allah The Almighty i.e. not to interrupt it for something of the worldly affairs. Ibn ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, used not to interrupt his recitation except to teach knowledge for it is a precious form of worship also. It was narrated that whenever Ibn ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, recited the Quran, he would not speak to anyone till he had finished his recitation. Once I held the Quran and he recited Soorat Al-Baqarah from his memory and then stopped at a certain Verse and said, “Do you know in what connection this Verse was revealed?” I replied, “No.” He said, “It was revealed in such-and-such connection.” Ibn ‘Umar then resumed his recitation.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari (4526)]

                        

 

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