Recitation Of The Noble Qur’an (Arabic-English)

Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan & Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali

Translated by: Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan & Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali. For the first time the Noble Qur’an, and the translation of its meaning in the English language by Dr Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali and Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan, are being presented on audio CDs. The beautiful recitation of the Noble Qur’an is done by Sheikh Nadir Al-Qallawi, and the translation is read by Mr. Phelps (Bilal Abdul-Karim) from USA.

The Qur’an (”Qor-Ann”) is a Message from Allah (swt) to humanity. It was transmitted to us in a chain starting from the Almighty Himself (swt) to the angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad (saw). This message was given to the Prophet (saw) in pieces over a period spanning approximately 23 years (610 CE to 632 CE). The Prophet (saw) was 40 years old when the Qur’an began to be revealed to him, and he was 63 when the revelation was completed. The language of the original message was Arabic, but it has been translated into many other languages.

The Qur’an is one of the two sources which form the basis of Islam. The second source is the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw). What makes the Qur’an different from the Sunnah is primarily its form. Unlike the Sunnah, the Qur’an is literally the Word of Allah (swt), whereas the Sunnah was inspired by Allah but the wording and actions are the Prophet’s (saw). The Qur’an has not been expressed using any human’s words. Its wording is letter for letter fixed by no one but Allah.

Prophet Muhammad (saw) was the final Messenger of Allah to humanity, and therefore the Qur’an is the last Message which Allah (swt) has sent to us. Its predecessors such as the Torah, Psalms, and Gospels have all been superseded. It is an obligation – and blessing – for all who hear of the Qur’an and Islam to investigate it and evaluate it for themselves. Allah (swt) has guaranteed that He will protect the Qur’an from human tampering, and today’s readers can find exact copies of it all over the world. The Qur’an of today is the same as the Qur’an revealed to Muhammad (saw) 1400 years ago.

The Qur’an was revealed in pure Arabic to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) over a period of twenty-three years ending in 632 A.D., the year he passed away. The first revelation was only five verses, the first five verses of Chapter 96. Among the very early revelations are Surah 73, 74, 80 and 97. The revelations were sent by Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala (SWT), the creator and sustainer of the universe, and transmitted to him by the Archangel Jibril (as) (Gabriel). The revelations he received were sometimes a few verses, a part of a chapter or the whole chapter. Some revelations came down in response to an inquiry by the nonbelievers. The ordering of the Qur’an is not the same as the revelations. Archangel Jibril (as) taught the ordering of Ayat and Surahs (refer to Surah 75) as he transmitted the revelations to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

The Qur’an speaks in the first person, i.e., Allah’s commandments to its creation. The Qur’an also uses the royal “We” for Allah’s commandments. The main theme of the Qur’an and all previous revelations has been the absolute oneness of Allah, the creator and sustainer of the universe, who is without partner(s). Allah (Glory be to Him) did not beget nor was He begotten. The Qur’anic verses address people in a variety of ways depending on the context. It says “O mankind” and “O people” in a general sense addressing to all people, and in other instances “O believers” for those who have already accepted the message of Qur’an.

The Qur’an is the direct Word of Allah and it does not contain a single alphabet from anyone, even Prophet Muhammad. The sayings of Prophet Muhammad are contained in separate compilations known as Hadith, and include his deeds, lifestyle, and decisions on a variety of issues. The Qur’an and Hadith form the foundation of daily life of a practicing Muslim. The Qur’an has not changed by even an alphabet since its revelation fourteen centuries ago. Allah (SWT) has promised in the Qur’an that He will preserve it to the end of time. It is also for this reason there is no need for any new prophet or revelation (guidance) to come to humankind. The Qur’an is read in Arabic with great emphasis on the accuracy of recitation, including the recognition of diacritical marks and places where one pauses momentarily or stops.

The Arabic word Surah is loosely translated as chapter and Ayah as verse for the English readers who are unfamiliar with Qura’nic concepts. The Ayah (plural Ayat) means a sign. Those who have read the meaning of the Qur’an thoroughly and have had time to reflect upon them appreciate the word ayah as it is truly a sign from Allah (SWT), the lord of the universe, the absolute, without any partners or associate. Allah is the personal name of God, the Lord of the universe, the owner of the day of judgement. The word Allah is not subject to gender (male or female, such as god or goddess) or plurality (such as gods or goddesses). This word is found in Semitic languages, spoken by Prophets (I’sa) Jesus and (Musa) Moses, peace be upon them both (as).

According to the Qur’an, Allah sent Numerous Nabi (prophets) and Rasool (messengers), i.e., those prophets who were also given revelations or books from Allah. Among them are many that are also mentioned in the old and new testaments, and others that are specifically mentioned in the Qur’an. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) came about six centuries after Prophet I’sa (Jesus) and was the last prophet of Allah. He is the seal of the Prophets. The words Islam and Muslim are defined in the Qur’an, and Allah (SWT) states in the Qur’an that the religion of all Prophets was Islam and called them Muslims. Specifically, Prophet Abraham, among others, is called a Muslim in the Qur’an. The word Islam means total submission (to the will and commandments of Allah). It is derived from the root word SLM and salam means peace (shalom in Hebrew). A Muslim is one who submits to the will and commandments of Allah. The Qur’an is sent for both humankind and Jinns.

Direct Downloads:

Chapter 001 – Surah al-Fatihah
Chapter 002 – Surah al-Baqarah
Chapter 003 – Surah aal-‘Imraan
Chapter 004 – Surah an-Nisaa’
Chapter 005 – Surah al-Maa’idah
Chapter 006 – Surah al-An’aam
Chapter 007 – Surah al-A’raaf
Chapter 008 – Surah al-Anfaal
Chapter 009 – Surah at-Tawbah
Chapter 010 – Surah Yunus
Chapter 011 – Surah Hud
Chapter 012 – Surah Yusuf
Chapter 013 – Surah ar-Ra’d
Chapter 014 – Surah Ibraheem
Chapter 015 – Surah al-Hijr
Chapter 016 – Surah an-Nahl
Chapter 017 – Surah al-Israa’
Chapter 018 – Surah al-Kahf
Chapter 019 – Surah Maryam
Chapter 020 – Surah Taa-Haa
Chapter 021 – Surah al-Anbiyaa’
Chapter 022 – Surah al-Hajj
Chapter 023 – Surah al-Mu’minun
Chapter 024 – Surah an-Nur
Chapter 025 – Surah al-Furqaan
Chapter 026 – Surah ash-Shu’araa’
Chapter 027 – Surah an-Naml
Chapter 028 – Surah al-Qasas
Chapter 029 – Surah al-‘Ankabut
Chapter 030 – Surah ar-Rum
Chapter 031 – Surah Luqmaan
Chapter 032 – Surah as-Sajdah
Chapter 033 – Surah al-Ahzaab
Chapter 034 – Surah Saba’
Chapter 035 – Surah Faatir
Chapter 036 – Surah Yaa-Seen
Chapter 037 – Surah as-Saaffaat
Chapter 038 – Surah Saad
Chapter 039 – Surah az-Zumar
Chapter 040 – Surah Ghaafir
Chapter 041 – Surah Fussilat
Chapter 042 – Surah ash-Shura
Chapter 043 – Surah az-Zukhruf
Chapter 044 – Surah ad-Dukhaan
Chapter 045 – Surah al-Jaathiyah
Chapter 046 – Surah al-Ahqaaf
Chapter 047 – Surah Muhammad
Chapter 048 – Surah al-Fath
Chapter 049 – Surah al-Hujuraat
Chapter 050 – Surah Qaaf
Chapter 051 – Surah adh-Dhaariyaat
Chapter 052 – Surah at-Tur
Chapter 053 – Surah an-Najm
Chapter 054 – Surah al-Qamar
Chapter 055 – Surah ar-Rahmaan
Chapter 056 – Surah al-Waaqi’ah
Chapter 057 – Surah al-Hadeed
Chapter 058 – Surah al-Mujaadalah
Chapter 059 – Surah al-Hashr
Chapter 060 – Surah al-Mumtahinah
Chapter 061 – Surah as-Saff
Chapter 062 – Surah al-Jumu’ah
Chapter 063 – Surah al-Munaafiqun
Chapter 064 – Surah at-Taghaabun
Chapter 065 – Surah at-Talaaq
Chapter 066 – Surah at-Tahreem
Chapter 067 – Surah al-Mulk
Chapter 068 – Surah al-Qalam
Chapter 069 – Surah al-Haaqqah
Chapter 070 – Surah al-Ma’aarij
Chapter 071 – Surah Nuh
Chapter 072 – Surah al-Jinn
Chapter 073 – Surah al-Muzzammil
Chapter 074 – Surah al-Muddaththir
Chapter 075 – Surah al-Qiyaamah
Chapter 076 – Surah al-Insaan
Chapter 077 – Surah al-Mursalaat
Chapter 078 – Surah an-Naba’
Chapter 079 – Surah al-Naazi’aat
Chapter 080 – Surah ‘Abasa
Chapter 081 – Surah at-Takweer
Chapter 082 – Surah al-Infitaar
Chapter 083 – Surah al-Mutaffifeen
Chapter 084 – Surah Inshiqaaq
Chapter 085 – Surah al-Burooj
Chapter 086 – Surah at-Taariq
Chapter 087 – Surah al-A’laa
Chapter 088 – Surah al-Ghaashiyah
Chapter 089 – Surah al-Fajr
Chapter 090 – Surah al-Balad
Chapter 091 – Surah ash-Shams
Chapter 092 – Surah al-Layl
Chapter 093 – Surah ad-Duha
Chapter 094 – Surah ash-Sharh
Chapter 095 – Surah at-Teen
Chapter 096 – Surah al-‘Alaq
Chapter 097 – Surah al-Qadr
Chapter 098 – Surah al-Bayyinah
Chapter 099 – Surah az-Zalzaalah
Chapter 100 – Surah al-‘Aadiyaat
Chapter 101 – Surah al-Qaari’ah
Chapter 102 – Surah at-Takaathur
Chapter 103 – Surah al-‘Asr
Chapter 104 – Surah al-Humazah
Chapter 105 – Surah al-Feel
Chapter 106 – Surah Quraysh
Chapter 107 – Surah al-Maa’un
Chapter 108 – Surah al-Kawthar
Chapter 109 – Surah al-Kaafirun
Chapter 110 – Surah an-Nasr
Chapter 111 – Surah al-Masad
Chapter 112 – Surah al-Ikhlaas
Chapter 113 – Surah al-Falaq
Chapter 114 – Surah an-Naas

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