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Sajdah tilaawah, recitation speed, and new site updates

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As-Salaamu-alikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

My Dear respected teachers at,
I pray that you are in the best of health and Imaan.

My Questions are:
When performing Sajdatut tilaawah, I've been taught one should read SubHana Rabiyal A'ala. but in a recent book I've read says that you can read Shukrun lillah 7 times or just remain silent.  Also what is the ruling of not/doing these sujoods purposely or by error.

I have been taught the speed is divided in three stages, Hadr (fast) Tadweer (medium) and Tarteel (slow) all the obove with observing the rules of tajweed. but others term it: tahqeeq (fast), tadweer or tarteel (medium) and tahdeer (slow) which is the correct, please explain in detail.

lastly, has all the contents of the old site been transferred or do i also have to visit the old site. and when are we likely to have more lesson on Riwaayah Ibn Katheer Makki RA.

AS always Please make duaa' for me, my family and my students and ummah at large.

Was-salaamu-alaikum warahmatullah.


Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

The sajdah tilaawah is sunnah, not wajib, but of course as students of the Qur'an we should strive to do as many sunnahs as possible.  We will refer you to two fatwas, since that is more appropriate than us giving an answer when it is a ruling.  Please see: ,

The three speeds of recitation were documented by Imam Ibn Al-Jazaree as: Tahqeeq, Tadweer, and Hadr, so those are the terms we prefer.  It is always best to rely on the early sources of knowledge in tajweed.  A correction though, Tahqeeq is the slowest speed, Tadweer a little faster, and Hadr a quicker speed.   Please see the follow previous questions and answers for more information:  and .

Everything has been transferred except for the old question and answers which are being added to the knowledge base slowy.  There is a link to the old question and answer on the new site design. 

We hope to update the Ibn Katheer rules, and the rules for the other qira'aat and their riwaayaat soon, but are having troubles with using new graphics.  We have started to put up some of the first rules for Abu 'Amr and the two riwaaya of Ibn 'Aamir and short biographies of the different imaams of recitation.   We ask Allah to make the updating easy for us and that we can add rules for all of the ways of recitation soon. 

May Allah bless you, your family, your students, and the Muslim nation, and may Allah grant that you, your family, your students, and all of the students of the Qur'an are of "ahl Al-Qur'an" and of those who succeed in pleasing Allah.  Ameen.

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