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Respect while reciting the Quran

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Should your head be covered while reciting say sura Yaseen or just being clean is what its supposed to be?


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Respect while reciting the Quran

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and who-ever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 56 Surah Waqiah verse 77-82: That this is indeed a Glorious Quran, most honorable. It is inscribed in a well-guarded Book, which none shall touch, except the purified. This (Quran) is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. Then is this Message something that you should hold in light esteem? And have you made it (the Quran) your daily livlehood, that you should declare it (the Quran) as false?


The fact of the matter is that the Holy Quran are the very words of the All Mighty, All Powerful Allah Subhanah. These words should be held in high esteem and high respect. When a simple king or ruler or president of this world issues an edict, everybody gives it due attention and respect! But the words of the Lord of the Worlds are held in light esteem! What an ingrate and unjust decision a human being makes in regards to the words of his Lord and Master!


To cover the head is not a condition for reading the Holy Quran, thus if one does it or does not do it, it makes no difference. But one has to be clean and purified, preferably in the state of wudoo (ablution), when reading the Holy Quran. When one reads the Holy Quran, he should realize that he is reading the very words of the All Mighty, All Powerful Allah, and give them due respect.


The whole Quran are the words of Allah, and Surah Ya-Sin is part of the Quran. It is not that some Surahs of the Holy Quran are to be held in more esteem than the others. All of them are from the Holy Quran and all of them are to be respected, followed and obeyed with awe and humility. Thus it does not matter whether one is reading Surah Ya-Sin or any other Surah from the Quran; he should be clean and pure, and prefarably in the state of wudoo.


May Allah guide us to treat the words of the Holy Quran with respect. And the best way to respect the words of the Merciful, is to understand the commandments and follow every letter in form and spirit, with awe and total reverance from within our heart and our soul. Just imagine if we were to get a letter from a head of state in a language we do not understand, and we just stand there and keep on reciting it over and over again, without understanding a word of it, or following its commands. Would you call that respecting the order of the head of state! This Message of the Holy Quran is from our Lord and Creator, for our guidance, and we just keep on reading it without understanding a word of it … How do you think Allah Subhanah is going to treat this act of ours? May Allah have mercy on us!!


May Allah guide us to read and understand every word of the Holy Quran and instill its every commandment in all the facets of our lives. May Allah make us realize the honor and mercy He has bestowed upon us, in revealing the Glorious Quran, for our guidance to the Straight Path. May Allah guide you and us to the Straight Path of Islam.


May Allah guide you and us all to the Siraat al-Mustaqeem


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,




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