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73:4 Recite the Qur’an in slow, measured rhythmic tones

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Or a little more; and recite the Qur’an in slow, measured rhythmic tones.

At this time there was only Surah 96., Surah 68,
and possibly Surah 74, and the opening Sura (Al-Hamd).
For us, now, with the whole of the Quran before us, the
injunction is specially necessary. The words of the
Quran must not be read hastily, merely to get through
so much reading. They must be studied, and their deep
meaning pondered over. They are themselves so
beautiful that they must be lovingly pronounced in
rhythmic tones


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 73 verse 4) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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