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Reciting Qur’an from transliteration

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Q: Is it permissible to memorise surahs by reading their English transliteration if I can’t find someone who can teach me how to read arabic?


A: It is not permissible to recite the Quran in any other language besides Arabic. Hence, you should refrain from reciting the Quran from the English transliteration. If you cannot get anyone to teach you, then you may purchase CDs of Qaaris and listen to their recitation.  

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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