Anatomy of Quran Pages

Over the past few weeks Quran Pages for a number of Surahs have been released (mashAllah). So thought now was a good time to discuss the format & provide a quick explanation of the layout of Quran Page documents. To get started let’s have a look at a sample document and break down the different pieces (anatomy):

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  • A – Title: ‘Quran’
  • B – Is a ‘QuickLook‘ box. Here you can very quickly see different information and statistic about the Surah (Chapter)
    • i. The top left quadrant is the Surah Number
    • ii. The top right quadrant is the Number of Verses in the Surah
    • iii. The bottom left quadrant is the Juz (Part) Number
    • iv. The bottom right quadrant indicates whether the Surah contains a Sajdah (Prostration of Recitation)TheWahyProject-Img-Post_20140730.0900
  • C – This area is a virtual progress bar – sort of like a linear gauge. The top most horizontal line in the document indicates the Start of the Quran (i.e. Verse 1), whilst the bottom most horizontal line in the document indicated the End of the Quran (i.e. Verse 6236). Everything in between is a linear scale. So in each Quran Page (pdf) document you will see an Indicator positioned within the highlighted area (C), which will visually illustrate the relative position of the Surah in relation to the entire Quran. For example, the Indicator for Surah [1] will be at the top of the page adjacent to the top most horizontal line, whilst the Indicator for the last Surah [114] will be at the very bottom of the document, adjacent to the bottom most horizontal line. Indicators for Surah’s in between are scaled proportionally to fall into their relative position within the Quran. This way you can very quickly get an idea of where in the Quran you actually are (click on the following image to see what I mean).TheWahyProject-Img-Post_20140730.0919Now the Indicator serves a dual purpose, apart from just (visually) illustrating the position of the Surah in the Quran, it also indicates where the Surah was revealed. There are two Indicator Symbols used:
      • Square (color black) – This indicates the Surah was revealed in Mecca (Makkah)
      • Circle (color blue) – This indicates the Surah was revealed in Medina (Al-Madinah)
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  • DName of the Surah
  • E – English translation of the Name of the Surah
  • F – Verse numbers
  • G – The Wahy Project name
  • H – Quran Page Document ID followed by a Revision number. Revision 0 refers to the originally released document.
  • I – Quran text (arabic) in either an Indo/Pak script or Uthmani script. A quick tip, documents with a 3000 series number for the Document ID will be the Indo/Pak script, whilst documents with a 4000 series number for the Document ID will be the Uthmani script

Now there is a special hidden feature that hasn’t been mentioned above. From the latest Quran Page document (released last Friday) and moving forward each Quran Page pdf will have Layers in it. So you are probably asking yourself what this means? Well, this will allow you to be able to either Show or Hide particular Verses – this is great if you are trying to learn the Verse and need to test yourself. InshAllah I will have a separate post of how to use this Layer functionality in the near future – so stay tuned.

Page

Now apart from the Quran Pages document format above which relates to the released pdf file, the associated Page also has some features:

  • An image of the Arabic text (if you click this it will take you to a high resolution version) that you can download.
  • Audio for each verse
  • Translation (English)
  • A link to the pdf (for both Indo/Pak and Uthmani scripts)
  • A link to the Audio (mp3) files (note – each audio file has the correct metadata set to make it easy to import into your favorite player, e.g. iTunes)
  • Checksum (or Hash) of the files to verify integrity – [ md5 | sha1 ]

Takbir

Takbir

On the 10th of Dhul Hijjah after the “Ramy” (stoning of the Jamr’at) “the pilgrim stops Talbiyah and starts reciting the Takbir,

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Note

  1. The pilgrim should recite Takbir as often as possible . The Takbir should be recited until after Asr on the 13th of Dhul Hijjah, specially after the Fard prayers.”
  2. Though this post does not strictly present a Supplication it is still tagged as one to enable easy organisation and access

Ref

  1. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 6, pg 325 [10004]

Niyah for Hajj

Niyah for Hajj (Hajj Tamattu)

This Niyah can be used for two types of Hajj – Tamattu or Ifrad

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Note

  1. Though this post does not strictly present a Supplication it is still tagged as one to enable easy organisation and access

Ref

  1. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 6, pg 149 [10004]

Niyah for Umrah

Niyah for Umrah (Hajj Tamattu)

“The Niyah should be uttered at the Meqaat or close to it after your transport has started moving towards it.” It is interesting to note this “is the only instance where one’s Niyah is made aloud. All other times any Niyah is to be done by heart only, and not the tongue. To enter the state of Ihraam one must make Niyah for Umrah“, “by saying” the following,

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Note

  1. For Hajj Tamattu “the Niyah for Hajj is to be made later” (please refer to Ref 1 below)
  2. Though this post does not strictly present a Supplication it is still tagged as one to enable easy organisation and access

Ref

  1. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 6, pg 149 [10004]

Hajj – How to Perform – Overview (Tamattu)

I have always wanted a quick one page summary of How to perform Hajj to use as a quick reference. So a while back I put together an Overview flow chart to summarize the steps. I originally drew this in my pocket notebook, but finally have had the chance to refine and edit it into a larger document. Hope you find this useful 🙂

Though I have included the image below, the best way to view the Overview is in the pdf file which can be downloaded from the button below.

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Ref

  1. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 10, Pg. 279. [10004]

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