Scholars differing in their views about whether the voice, when it recites the Qur'an, is created
Q 2: Imam
(may Allah be merciful to him) said in his Book [Al-Sunnah]: "Anyone who claims that our voices when reciting the Qur'an are created is a Jahmite (a follower of Jahmiyyah, which is a deviant Islamic sect denying some Attributes of Allah, claiming they are ascribed to people and cannot be ascribed to Allah)." However, Imam
(may Allah be merciful to him) said in his book [Al-Fiqh Al-Akbar]: "Our voices when reciting the Qur'an are created." Although scholars from among the Salaf (righteous predecessors) agreed that the Qur'an is the Speech of Allah and that it is not created, they differed on the
voice of the person reciting the Qur'an, whether it is created
(the voices of all creatures are created) or not created (the Qur'an, the Speech of Allah, is not created). I would like to know the truth regarding this issue. I also need an explanation of the view of
the Shaykh of Islam Ibn Taymiyyah
and his scholar
(may Allah be merciful to them).
A Muslim's belief regarding the Qur'an should be the same as the belief held by Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah (adherents to the Sunnah and the Muslim mainstream) and conform with the proof contained in the Qur'an and Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet). A Muslim should believe that the Qur'an is the Speech of Allah in essence, letters, and meanings, and is revealed by Allah (Exalted be He), not created. It came from Allah (Exalted be He) and to Him it shall return. The Qur'an is the Speech of Allah (Exalted be He) wherever it is recited or written down. Allah (Exalted be He) says:
(It is) in Records held (greatly) in honour (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz),
Exalted (in dignity), purified,
Allah (Glorified be He) also says: (Part No. 3; Page No. 22)
A Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) from Allâh, reciting (the Qur’ân) purified pages [purified from Al-Bâtil (falsehood)].
Wherein are correct and straight laws from Allâh.
The Qur'an we recite is the Words of Allah (Exalted be He). We recite it with our voices. Its Words are the Words of the Creator, and the voices are the voices of the reciters.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.