Reading the quraan in english

Question ID: 30638

As Salaam u alaikum Mufti
Please could you assist with 2 queries below?
1.I made niyaat to complete the Quraan in Ramadaan. However i am reading the English version (Quraan Made Easy). My reasons for this are 2 fold:
a. I am able to read Arabic, bt very slowly
b. I want to understand what i am reading so as to keep the learnings. Is this permissible? (is it counted as making a valid khattam?) Shukran

Marked as spam
Asked on September 21, 2008 12:00 am
Private answer

Read the Arabic even slowly, you will be rewarded doubly. Read a little of the English translation.
Reading English is NOT a valid Khatam

Marked as spam
Answered on September 21, 2008 12:00 am