The following is by Shaykh ‘Ali Juma’ah. It is recommended in shari’ah to say, “Swadaqallah al-A’azhim,” or “Allah the Greatest has Told the Truth,” after finishing a Qur'anic recitation. This is based on the words of Allah (s.w.t.):
Say: “Allah Speaketh the Truth ...” (Surah Ali ‘Imran:95)
In this verse, Allah (s.w.t.) Legislates an Unrestricted Command. It is established in the science of legal theory, uswul al-fiqh, that an Unrestricted Command encompasses all times, places, people and conditions. There is nothing wrong if this verse was revealed in response to the Jews, regarding what they falsely attributed to the Torah. This is because it is likewise established that the important thing is the general purport of the words and not their contextual specificity.
Muslims, past and present, have abided by the practice of saying, “Swadaqallah al-A’azhim,” after ending a Qur'anic recitation and no one criticised it at any time. Rather, sc…