Office Of Grand Ayatollah Sayyed M.S.Al-Hakeem


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Holy Quran
Q [1]  I want to dedicate the reward of a complete recitation of the whole Quran to ten deceased people. Will every deceased receive the reward of the recitation of the whole Quran, or will they receive a proportionate reward (i.e. one-tenth in this case)?
It has been reported from the Infallibles (peace be upon them) that each one of them will receive the reward of reciting the whole Holy Quran.
Q [2]  The Sunnis have the different modes of reciting the Quran (qira\'at), the most popular being Asim(by way of Hafs) and Nafi (by way of Warsh), but also Ibn Kathir, Abu Amr, Ibn Amir, Hamza, Kisa\'i, Khalaf, Ya\'qub, and Abu Ja\'far. Do the Ithna Ashariyah follow one of these, permit several of them, or do they have their own?
Shia's does not have a specific reciting mode. The Holy book of Allah can be recited by the common modes of recitation that were known to Muslims during the eras of the Imams (peace be upon them). The most popular one nowadays is being Asim by the way hafs. It is better to limit the recitation to it.
Q [3]  I know the Sunnis say the Quran is not created and the Mutazilites say it is. I don’t know what the Shia view is?
The Holy Quran is the words of the Almighty Allah that happened and did not exist before, so it is one of Allah's creations.
Q [4]  Is the besmellah part of the Fatiha and not part of the rest of the chapters?
Religious scholars differ in this issue but the common and known shia opinion is that the besmellah is part of every chapter except chapter of beraa No.9.
Q [5]  Why is it that "Bismillah al-Rahman al-Raheem" is mentioned as a verse in Surat al Fatiha?
The Bismilla is a verse in all chapters except of Chapter 9.
Q [6]  I don't know how to read or speak Arabic, so i read the Quran in English, but is it obligatory to read the Quran in Arabic?
Reciting in Arabic is essential in the prayer. Whoever does not know how to do so, should learn reciting in Arabic during the prayer. Other than the prayer, reciting the holy book in Arabic is recommended and not obligatory.
Q [7]  When I was small, I heard Quran sharif, on the internet it is Quran majid, I got one recently it is Quran al hakim, i want to know the difference.
The Quran is one and these are descriptions that show respect and divineness.
Q [8]  It has been narrated in many traditions from the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the infallible Imams(AS) that the recitation, memorization, reading and listening of the Qur'an carry great rewards in this world and the hereafter as well. How can non-Arabic speakers recite with contemplation if they do not understand the meaning of what they read?
It is recommended to recite the holy Quran by those who do not understand its meanings. Reciting with contemplation is definitely better but this does not mean that reciting without it has no value.
Q [9]  When the angel came, Mohammad say to another person to write the revelation, this is the Quran but why Mohammad did not write it?
The prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) did not write the Quran or any other text. Muslims used to write it. This is one of the evidence that the Quran is from Almighty Allah and not from the prophet since he did not experience any writing or reading in his life. Despite that, he brought this great book that contains very high concepts in many aspects of intellect and in life. Almighty Allah said:" And you (O Muhammad) were not a reader of any scripture before it, nor did you write it with your right hand, for then might those have doubted who follow falsehood." 29:48.
Q [10]  If a person was reading the Quran and had not completed before the start of Ramadan, can he continue the same recitation or start from the beginning so that he can complete the whole Quran in Ramadan?
Both ways of recitation are permissible.

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