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|Qur'anic Recitation Suggestions|
|05/19/02 at 16:55:11|
Well it's that time of the year again where many of us will be going to weddings practically every weekend it seems. A lot of times at weddings a Qur'anic recitation is done, where a selected passage from a Surah is recited.
Anyone have any suggestions about a good selection from the Qur'an to be recited? Preferably something unique or different, other than the two commonly recited selections from Surah Rum (around v. 21) and Surah A'raf (around v. 189).
|Re: Qur'anic Recitation Suggestions|
|05/20/02 at 10:45:48|
How about Surah Furqan the end part...
025.061 Blessed is He Who made constellations in the skies, and placed therein a Lamp and a Moon giving light;
025.062 And it is He Who made the Night and the Day to follow each other: for such as have the will to celebrate His praises or to show their gratitude.
025.063 And the servants of (God) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, "Peace!";
025.064 Those who spend the night in adoration of their Lord prostrate and standing;
025.065 Those who say, "Our Lord! avert from us the Wrath of Hell, for its Wrath is indeed an affliction grievous,-
025.066 "Evil indeed is it as an abode, and as a place to rest in";
025.067 Those who, when they spend, are not extravagant and not niggardly, but hold a just (balance) between those (extremes);
025.068 Those who invoke not, with God, any other god, nor slay such life as God has made sacred except for just cause, nor commit fornication; - and any that does this (not only) meets punishment.
025.069 (But) the Penalty on the Day of Judgment will be doubled to him, and he will dwell therein in ignominy,-
025.070 Unless he repents, believes, and works righteous deeds, for God will change the evil of such persons into good, and God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful,
025.071 And whoever repents and does good has truly turned to God with an (acceptable) conversion;-
025.072 Those who witness no falsehood, and, if they pass by futility, they pass by it with honourable (avoidance);
025.073 Those who, when they are admonished with the Signs of their Lord, droop not down at them as if they were deaf or blind;
025.074 And those who pray, "Our Lord! Grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous."
025.075 Those are the ones who will be rewarded with the highest place in heaven, because of their patient constancy: therein shall they be met with salutations and peace,
025.076 Dwelling therein;- how beautiful an abode and place of rest!
025.077 Say (to the Rejecters): "My Lord is not uneasy because of you if ye call not on Him: But ye have indeed rejected (Him), and soon will come the inevitable (punishment)!"
Surah Rahman always has a stellar effect.
if it's more dawah oriented and pressed for time: Surah Fatiha
the light upon light verse Surah Nur stuff, powerful imagery:
024.035 God is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: Lit from a blessed Tree, an Olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! God doth guide whom He will to His Light: God doth set forth Parables for men: and God doth know all things.
024.036 (Lit is such a Light) in houses, which God hath permitted to be raised to honour; for the celebration, in them, of His name: In them is He glorified in the mornings and in the evenings, (again and again),-
024.037 By men whom neither traffic nor merchandise can divert from the Remembrance of God, nor from regular Prayer, nor from the practice of regular Charity: Their (only) fear is for the Day when hearts and eyes will be transformed (in a world wholly new),-
024.038 That God may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace: for God doth provide for those whom He will, without measure.
024.039 But the Unbelievers,- their deeds are like a mirage in sandy deserts, which the man parched with thirst mistakes for water; until when he comes up to it, he finds it to be nothing: But he finds God (ever) with him, and God will pay him his account: and God is swift in taking account.
024.040 Or (the Unbelievers' state) is like the depths of darkness in a vast deep ocean, overwhelmed with billow topped by billow, topped by (dark) clouds: depths of darkness, one above another: if a man stretches out his hands, he can hardly see it! for any to whom God giveth not light, there is no light!
024.041 Seest thou not that it is God Whose praises all beings in the heavens and on earth do celebrate, and the birds (of the air) with wings outspread? Each one knows its own (mode of) prayer and praise. And God knows well all that they do.
024.042 Yea, to God belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; and to God is the final goal (of all).
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