Speed reading is a mental program for reading and it is a t used to improve one's ability to read quickly. It was developed in the 20th echniquecentury.
There are many specialized institutes that hold academic courses and give lectures for learning such program. It consists of sequential intellectual steps and skills acquired by training and exercising that lead to increase the speed of reading, precise understanding and comprehension.
The present study deals with the Islamic laws and concepts related to speed of reading as well as slow reading (that is the intentional reduction in the speed of reading, carried out to increase comprehension or pleasure). Personal opinions and attitudes taken by scientists of slow recitation (of the Koran) and righteous ancestors concerning the speed of reading are also presented. The study shows the most important bases and techniques of speed reading in comparison with Islamic laws and concepts related to recitation of the Koran with regard to speediness and slowness. The study presents some ancestors who followed speed reading technique in the Islamic history.
The results of study shows the contemporary styles and skills of speed reading and how they can be applied in recitation of the Koran, and their impacts on understanding, comprehension and meditation in the Holy Koran.