Self study of the Quraan

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1. Which is the best and most beautiful translation of the Quran in English available in India?

2.What is the best book to know how to perform namaz (salah) five times?

3. What must read books to understand the Quran and Islam easily?



1. After much thought and deliberation I suggest that the Qur’aan translation and tafseer should be done under the professional guidance of some aalim that is quite well experienced in this field. Self studies create confusion and unnecessary doubts.

2. Refer to the book on the following link:

3. Refer to the book on the following link:

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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