Art of Qur’anic Recitation

Broadcast date: 3 p.m. Central Time, March 11, 2010

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ii100311kAmong Muslims, Qur’anic recitation is a highly advanced art form intended to move, inspire, engage, and transport all those who listen. Join us for the next program in our Inside Islam radio series: The Art of Qur’anic Recitation.

  • What is the Qur’an about?
  • What is the purpose of Qur’anic recitation?
  • How does it relate to life in the 21st century?
  • What goes on inside a madrassa?
  • What’s your personal experience of hearing the Qur’an recited?


  • Anna M. Gade, Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia and the Religious Studies Program at UW-Madison, author of The Qur’an: An Introduction.

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6 thoughts on “Art of Qur’anic Recitation

  1. Although I have read the Qu’ran on my own, my strongest emotions are tied to the evening ritual of recitation during Ramadan. My husband always comes to bed and reads 1 juz before bed. We started a tradition of him reciting outloud. I lie on his shoulder while he recites. I have never heard another recitation that touches me as much or creates as much inner peace as I experience listening to him.

  2. I could never really understand why liberals were so tolerant and seemingly in-love with muslums. It seems to me they stand for everything liberals hate! (abolishment of women’s rights, hatred of socialism, belief in God and ritualistic prsyer, etc.)
    Why do liberals approve of Muslum beliefs, but canstantly bash and make fun of Christian. and main stream American beliefs?


  3. [This is] a topic that’s perhaps less academic, but likely more personally relevant – The Art of Quranic Recitation. A hat tip to the crew over at UW-Madison, where the show broadcasts from, for choosing to discuss a facet of Islam that’s 1) not rooted in political controversy, 2) rarely, if ever, acknowledged through any Western medium, and 3) so rich, both spiritually and intellectually.

  4. There are some attention-grabbing time limits in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There’s some validity but I’ll take maintain opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like extra! Added to FeedBurner as well