Reciting well with a melodious and audible voice

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Allah does not listen so attentively to anything as He listens to the recitation of the Qur’an by a Prophet who recites well with a melodious and audible voice.”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:

“Allah does not listen so attentively” has two-fold meanings.

Firstly, Allah’s acceptance and pleasure.

Secondly, His attribute of Hearing. One must have to believe in it although we can neither describe it nor compare it with anything else.

The word “Ghina” is ordinarily used for singing but here it means the recitation which is done in accordance with the principles of Tajwid (science of reciting the Qur’an) and in a beautiful voice.

Thus, this Hadith induces us to recite the Qur’an properly with nice feeling and voice.

And Allah knows best!

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