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Reciters Of The Qur'ân Al-kerîm

In Kimyâ-i sa'âdat, it is declared: "It is very meritorious to learn how to recite the Qur'ân al-kerîm. But, those who recite and the hâfiz qurrâ' should revere the Qur'ân al-kerîm. And to do this, they must obey the Qur'ân al-kerîm in every word and action of theirs. They must adopt the âdâb (rules and manners) of the Qur'ân al-kerîm. They must keep away from what it prohibits. If they do not act in this manner, the Qur'ân al-kerîm becomes an enemy (and hates them).

Rasûlullah (sallallâhu 'alaihi wa sallam) declared: "Most of the munâfiqs of my Ummat will be of those who recite the Qur'ân al-kerîm." Abû Sulaiman Dârânî said, "The Zebânîs, the angels who will do the tormenting in Hell, will attack the hâfiz qurrâ' who do not obey the Sharî'at before they do anything to the idolatrous kâfirs. The hâfiz qurrâ' who recite mawlîd for money and those who recite melodiously are of this kind. It should be realized quite well that the Qur'ân al-kerîm is not for reciting only, it was sent for man to follow the way, the Sharî'at preached in it." In the commentary of Shir'at al-Islam, it is written, "It is the ugliest and most loathsome bid'at to recite the Qur'ân al-kerîm as if singing a song. Those who recite in such a manner are to be punished."

In Riyâd an-nâsikhîn, it is written, "The Qur'ân al-kerîm will intercede for the hâfiz of the Qur'ân al-kerîm who obeys the Sharî'at. In a hadîth-i sherîf in the book Muslim, it is declared: 'The Qur'ân al-kerîm will be either the intercessor or the enemy of its reciters. ' In a hadîth-i sherîf it is declared: 'There are many who recite the Qur'ân al-kerîm while the Qûr'ân al-kerîm calls down curses upon them. ' It is necessary for one to have a wudû' (ablution) when reciting the Qur'ân al-kerîm, to hold it in the right hand, not to leave it lower than one's waist, not to leave it open after reciting but to close and put it somewhere high [and clean], not to talk when reciting it, and if one does talk, one should say the A'ûdhu again and then start reading or reciting. One should take (or hand) the Mus'haf [and also the tape on which the Qur'ân al-kerîm is recorded] standing as one is.