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The dua of Maryam’s mother

Often times when we read the Qur’an we just pass over some of it without thinking twice. When you get to a certain stage in your life, for example when your kids are getting older and you are thinking of which school to put them in, and so on, you don’t pass over that same ayah so easily.

Then when she delivered her [child Maryam (Mary)], she said: “O my Lord! I have delivered a female child,” – and Allah knew better what she delivered, – “And the male is not like the female, and I have named her Maryam (Mary), and I seek refuge with You (Allah) for her and for her offspring from Shaitan (Satan), the outcast.” (3:36)

This is the mother of Maryam alaihis salam making dua for her daughter to be protected from Shaytan.. and SubhanAllah Allah accepted it. Maybe Allah will also accept this dua if we similarly make it. NOT just for our children but for their children too!

So her Lord (Allah) accepted her with goodly acceptance. He made her grow in a good manner and put her under the care of Zakariya (Zachariya). Every time he entered Al-Mihrab to (visit) her , he found her supplied with sustenance. He said: “O Maryam (Mary)! From where have you got this?” She said, “This is from Allah.” Verily, Allah provides sustenance to whom He wills, without limit.” (3:37)

and the du’a of Ibrahim

“O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in an uncultivable valley by Your Sacred House (the Ka’bah at Makkah); in order, O our Lord, that they may perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), so fill some hearts among men with love towards them, and (O Allah) provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks. (14:37)

How often do we focus on worldly needs for our children, we pray for them to have success in school, in life, and so on, but imagine Ibrahim, the Prophet, alaihis salam, making a dua for his children to establish salah.

References: 25 duas immortalized in the Quran by Muhammad Alshareef, Eman Rush Publications

Warsh Recitation of the Quran

Warsh Recitation of the Qur’an!

Here is an explanation of what Warsh is. Warsh is one of the recitations of the Quran.
The most common Quran recitation (qira’a) is known as Hafs.
All of the recitations mentioned below are valid and go back to the Prophet (Sallahu alaiyhi wa salam).

Here is a story that shows the validity of the differences:

Umar radhiallaahu anhu said: “I heard Hishaam ibn Hakeem reciting Soorat al-Furqaan in a manner different from that in which I used to recite it and the way in which the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught me to recite it. I was about to argue with him whilst he was praying, but I waited until he finished his prayer, and then I tied his garment around his neck and seized him by it and brought him to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, I heard this man reciting Soorat-al-Furqaan in a way different to the way you taught it to me.’ The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to him, ‘Recite it,’ and he recited it as I had heard him recite it. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘It was revealed like this.’ Then he said to me, ‘Recite it,’ so I recited it and he said, ‘It was revealed like this.’ This Qur’aan has been revealed in seven different ways, so recite it in the way that is easiest for you.’”

(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2287; Muslim, 818)

Most likely when you open up your mushaf (Quran) you will be reading Hafs.

Here are the different recitations available. The wording is the same but the pronounciation is different.

Take a look at Surah Ma’un (107) warsh mushaf:

Quran Warsh (Image courtesy QuranFlash.com)

Keep in mind that most of the tashkeel (vowels, etc) were included later on in order to aid recitation, so what you are seeing above is a helpful manual that you can use if you are memorizing according to this qira’at.

Click here to listen: Surah Ma’un recited by Abdul Basit in WARSH

Here is a list of 7 different qira’at (keep in mind there are more):

  1. Hafs from ‘Aasim
  2. Warsh from Naafi’
  3. ad-Dooree from Aboo ‘Aamir
  4. as Soosee from Abu ‘Aamir
  5. al-Bizzee from Ibn Katheer
  6. Qaaloon from Naafi’
  7. Shu’bah from ‘Aasim

More details on the different chains leading back to the Prophet

Here is some more MP3 other warsh recitations Quran recitations (requires uTorrent or another torrent downloader software)

If you want to see the Warsh recitation of the Quran, load the link for QuranFlash.com and then go to “Book Type” and then select the last book.

In the end don’t worry too much about this topic, it’s very technical and it only applies to you if you are deep into memorizing quran.

Quran Verse By Verse MP3

Verse by verse Quran recitation project is a project to bring you the Quran in high quality format, split into seperate individual files for each ayah (verse) in each surah (chapter). You can use these files in your own dawah project – say an Islamic slideshow for school, or say you are doing an Islamic video project and you want some surahs in there, but you don’t want to take the time to chop the files between verses. This is also perfect if you are a programmer and you want to build your own Quran software, or maybe you want to start a podcast and feature 1 ayah each day, now you can get what you need quickly.. and for free!

In fact, you can choose Quran MP3s like Shuraim, Abu Bakr Ash Shatery, Sa’ad Al Ghamadi, and more coming!

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