Can one read quran in part-aayahs?
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respected mr.Burhan AOA I came to know from a friend that it is prohibited in Islam to recite Quranic aayah in broken form if so what about the various duas and daroods in which various aayahs taken from THE HOLY QURAN and are combined to make them up is it right or wrong
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Can one read quran in part-aayahs?
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If one recites a phrase or part-aayahs of the Quran, and the full meaning of the text is understood in the phrases, there is absolutely no harm. There are many duas and supplications of the former Prophets in the Quran, or many invocations of the believers, which form only part of the aayah; there is absolutely no harm in reciting these supplications, although they are only part of the complete aayah.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verse 87: And remember Zun-nun (Prophet Yunus) when he departed in wrath: he imagined that We had no power over him! But he cried through the depths of darkness "There is no god but Thou: Glory to Thee: I was indeed wrong!"
Thus, if a believer only recites the supplication which Prophet Yunus (a.s.) made in his time of affliction, "There is no god but Thou: Glory to Thee: I was indeed wrong!", although it is only a part of the above aayah, there is absolutely no harm.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verse 83: And (remember) Ayyub when he cried to his Lord, "Truly distress has seized me but Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful."
Similarly, if one only recites the supplication of Prophet Ayyub (a.s.), "Truly distress has seized me but Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful."; although it forms only part of the full aayah, there is absolutely no harm.
But to pick one word or phrase here, or remove one word or phrase there, and intentionally try to give or prove a completely different meaning to the aayah of the Quran, would indeed be a grave error and sin!
For example: Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 43: O ye who believe! Approach not prayers while you are drunk (or intoxicated), until ye can understand all that ye say nor in a state of ceremonial impurity (except when travelling on the road), until after washing your whole body. If ye are ill or on a journey or one of you cometh from offices of nature, or ye have been in contact with women and ye find no water, then take for yourselves clean sand or earth and rub therewith your faces and hands. For Allah doth blot out sins, and forgive again and again.
If someone intentionally removes the word ‘not’ in the phrase Approach not prayers while you are drunk (or intoxicated), to intentionally read ‘Approach prayers while you are drunk’, would indeed be wrong, evil, blasphemous, and a grave sin in the sight of Allah Subhanah!
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Your Brother in Islam,