Listening to the Quran while at work

  • Author: Fatwa no. 91383
  • Publish date:08/05/2011
  • Sections:FATWA FOR ALL
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What is the ruling of listening to the Quran while at work, considering that the work is simple and does not prevent one from listening? If a colleague refuses to listen continuously to the Quran on the grounds that he is thinking on other subjects and cannot concentrate on the Quran, is he right?
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu aayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.
On one hand your colleague is right, but on the other hand he is wrong. He is right in saying that one should ponder and think about the Quran when reciting it or listening to it. But he is wrong in saying that because he cannot concentrate on the Quran due to thinking on other subjects, he would prevent others and even himself from listening to it. Running the tape of the Quran even when not concentrating on it, is better than not listening to it at all.
Allah Knows best.
Fatwa answered by: The Fatwa Center at Islamweb

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