Convert making an effort to recite the Quraan in Arabic

Q: I am a Muslim convert. I converted to Islam 1 and half months ago Alhamdullilah.

I have a question about reading the Quran. I want to make it my habit. I would like to do it in a way that is the most beneficial for me. I don't know Arabic, I read an English translation by Dr. Mustafa Khattab, so reading random surahs (as my friend recommended to me) doesn't work for me because I can't remember its content. It would be better for me to read it by topics, so I can focus on one topic at at a time and do notes, remember more.

Is there any particular order of topics I should follow? If not official, maybe then your personal? I'd like to go from things that are general, to laws and details etc. In my Quran there is an Index that I could use to look for exact ayas.

A: Since you do not know how to recite the Quraan in Arabic, we advise you to go to someone who knows how to recite the Quraan with the correct pronunciation and tajweed and learn from her. She will first teach you the Arabic alphabets, and after following the correct learning procedures, will initate you into reciting the Quraan. Thereafter, you should ask someone who is learned in deen and who has knowledge of the tafseer of the Quraan to explain to you the meanings of the various Surahs.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)