Does Syed Ahmed Alhasan (as) pronounce any words of the Quran differently to the mainstream Muslims?
If so, which ones are they and how does he pronounce them?
Firstly, it is important to note that the Syed (as) states in his book شرائع الإسلام that no mistakes are made during recital of the Qur’an during salaat (taken from p. 47). Hence, one should not expect him to contradict his own teachings.
This means that the way he recites is what has been transmitted from his forefathers and the onus is on others is to now conform with what he is teaching, since he is the Qaim of Aal Muhammad that is narrated to correct what everyone else was doing.
It is obligatory, and he will specify to pray Alhamd (Al Fatihah) in every two unit prayer, and in the first two units of a four unit and a three unit prayer. It is obligatory in its entirety, so prayer is not correct if there is any gap, even in one letter intentionally, even if it was the tashdeed (emphasis on a letter), similarly for the grammar (end diacritic of a word). And the Bismillah is one of its verses that need to be recited with it (Alhamd) and the one praying cannot simply translate it (recite its translation as opposed to the Arabic).: (p. 47)
وهي واجبة، ويتعين بالحمد في كل ثنائية، وفي الأوليين من كل رباعية وثلاثية. ويجب قراءتها أجمع. ولا يصح الصلاة مع الإخلال ولو بحرف واحد منها عمدا حتى التشديد، وكذا إعرابها. والبسملة آية منها، تجب قراءتها معها..(ص 47)
Further information on where the Syed (as) has corrected the commonly held recitation.
1. Pronunciation is corrected, but meaning does not change
For example this verse in Surah Al Najm, verse 22
تلك إذا قسمة ضَيزى (tilka idhan qismatun dayzaa)
(as opposed to)
تلك إذا قسمة ضِيزى (tilka idhan qismatun deyzaa)
This was taken from one of his audio recordings.
2. A missing section is restored
For example: Ayat Al Kursi (link) which appears in Surah Al Baqarah, verse 255
الله لا إله إلا هو الحي القيوم
Allah, there is no go but He, the Living the Standing
لا تأخذه سنة ولا نوم
Neither does slumber nor sleep overcome Him
له ما في السموات وما في الأرض وما بينهما وما تحت الثرى عالم الغيب والشهادة الرحمن الرحيم
His is whatever is in the skies and the earth and between them and beneath the earth, knower of the unseen and the visible, the always merciful, the intensely merciful
من ذا الذي يشفع عنده إلا بإذنه
Who is there that intercedes in His presence but with His permission
يعلم ما بين أيديهم وما خلفهم ولا يحيطون بشيء من علمه إلا بما شاء
He knows what is before them and behind them and they encompass nothing from His knowledge but what He wishes
. وسع كرسيه السموات والأرض ولا يؤوده حفظهما
His Chair encompasses the heavens and the earth and preserving them does now tire Him
. وهو العلي العظيم
And He is the Most High, the Mighty
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