Transliteration is a type of conversion of a text from one script to another that involves swapping letters in predictable ways.


Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

Reading Quran and it's transliteration  in English or any other language and Arabic during menstrual period is permissible as far as you don't read the four verses of obligatory Sajda ( in Suras Al-'Alaq, Al-Najm, Al-Sajda and Fussilat).

Touching the book is allowed but touching the text of Quranic words and its translation is not permissible not only during menstrual period but also for any one who is with out a valid Wudhu.



Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 1 year ago

It is ok to recite that way. After all, there have been many Muslims who can't read at all and still recite from memory.

Still there is a certain blessing that the actual Arabic script of the Qur'an is said to hold and it is narrated that looking at the Qur'an is a type of worship; my understanding is that this involves the actual Arabic letters. So it is good to learn to read the Arabic script if you can. There are a lot of self-study materials available today.

But if you can't, that is also ok too.