Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 1 (297).

Ya'laa bin Mamlak Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "He asked Ummul Mu'mineen Sayyiditina Ummi Salamah Radiyallahu 'Anha about the recital of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam". She replied: "He recited every word separately and clearly".CommentaryWhen Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam recited he uttered every word distinctly and clearly. Sayyiditina Ummi Salamah Radiyallahu 'Anha may have described this verbally, … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 1 (297).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 2 (298).

Qataadah Radiyallahu'Anhu reports: "I inquired from Anas Radiyallahu 'Anhu: 'How was the recital of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam ?' He replied: 'He recited (The words of madd) with a madd'".CommentaryThe words that are to be recited with madd were recited with a madd (long intonation). This can only be done if one recites steadily, and … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 2 (298).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 3 (299).

Ummi Salamah Radiyallahu 'Anha reports: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam recited every aayah separately. He recited 'Alhamdulillaahi Rabbil 'Aa-lameen' and paused, then recited 'Ar Rahmaanir Raheem' and paused. Then paused after reciting 'Maaliki Yawmiddeen'".CommentaryBriefly, he recited every aayah distinctly, and with ease. There is a difference of opinion among the Qurraa, that is it afdal (better) … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 3 (299).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 4 (300).

'Abdullah bin Abi Qays Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports: "I inquired from 'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha about the recital of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam, did he 'recite softly or audibly? She replied: 'He recited in both ways'. I said: 'Alhamdulillaah, (Praise be to, Allah), who has accorded us easiness in the matter"'. (According to the situation whatever was … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 4 (300).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 5 (301).

Ummi Haani Radiyallahu 'Anha reports: "I heard Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam reciting (the Qur-aan in the Masjidul Haraam) at night, while I was on the rooftop of my house".CommentaryThis will mean that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam recited very clearly and with an audible tone, that I could hear it on the rooftop of my … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 5 (301).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 6 (302).

'Abdullah bin Mughaffal Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "I saw Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam riding his camel on the day when Makkah was conquered, he was reciting:"Lo! We have given thee (O Muhammad) a signal victory, That Allah may forgive thee of thy sin that which is past and that which is to come..." - Surah Fath: 1-2.He … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 6 (302).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 7 (303).

Qataadah Radiyallahu 'Anhu narrates that Allah gave to every Nabi that He had sent a beautiful feature and beautiful voice. Your Nabi Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam also had a beautiful feature and a beautiful voice. Rasulullah Sallallhu 'Alayhi Wasallam did not recite in a melodious tone as singers do.CommentaryApparently this hadith seems to contradict the previous … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 7 (303).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 8 (304).

Ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam raised his voice only to the extent, that it might have been possible that if he recited in the house, those in the courtyard might be able to listen".CommentaryThe voice did not reach beyond the courtyard. The reciting of the Qur-aan softly and audibly are both … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 43, Hadith Number 8 (304).