Questionable practices regarding Qur'aan recitation
Fatwa No: 88617


Qur'aan recitation (20-30 people get together and each person read one or two Juz (part) and all of them together finish one Qur'aan at a single setting). They do not read it out aloud and after the whole Qur'aan is finish one person read a Du'aa, there is refreshments and drinks at the end. Some people do it every week at their house and some times the Qur'aan recitation is held at different houses every week. My question is whether this is the right practice or we should just read the Qur'aan by our self at home without gathering any body.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.

In general, gathering to recite the Quran is permissible. The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Whenever a group of people assemble in one of Allaah's houses (mosques) for the sake of reciting the Book of Allaah (Quran) and studying it among themselves, they will be blessed with the decent of tranquility…'' [Muslim]

However, we do not know any evidence about the method that is mentioned in the question, and that is not considered as finishing the recitation of the Quran. All good lies in following our righteous predecessors  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them. It is confirmed that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Whoever introduces into this faith of ours that which is not part of it, it will be rejected." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Allaah Knows best.

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