The Qur’an: Its author, virtues and etiquette of reciting it

The origin or authorship of the Qur’an has been debated since Muhammad (SAW) started reciting it more than 1400 years ago. Various hypotheses were proposed. The author called these “arguments.” He did a good job of dissecting each argument logically. This is to enable the reader make an informed decision whether an argument holds water or not.

Recitation of the Qur’an either as a whole or in part has a lot of virtues. I expected the author to provide a bullet-point of these virtues but he went extra mile to authenticate each virtue mentioned with a Hadith. That was a laudable effort. However, those who want to skim or scan will not find this approach interesting.

Many times we have heard of or even seen people who recite the Qur’an often but it does not improve their spiritual well-being. The problem may be attributed to the non-observance of basic etiquette either during the time they were students – learning how to recite the Qur’an from a teacher or whenever they recite it on their own. Many of us are oblivious to the existence of these etiquettes. Today, memorization of the Qur’an has become a fashion and status symbol. Yet, neglecting the etiquette of memorization will make the whole exercise futile. Therefore, it will be worthwhile if anyone who reads this book passes this important information across to someone else. That way, we will be able to understand the spiritual meaning of the Qur’an being “a healing and source of mercy for Believers.” (Qur’an 17:82)

Imran Muhammad


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