Is it permissible to recite the Qur’aan in a way that is strikingly similar to Islaamic songs (poems)?

Question 87: All praise be to Allaah, I am well versed in reciting the Qur’aan in compliance with the rules of recitation of the Qur’aan so much that people who hear my recitation may say that it is the first time they hear the Qur’aan out of admiration of my recitation. Moreover, I am skilled at the different methods of Qur’an recitation. At times, I may recite the Qur’an in a way that is similar to Islaamic songs (poems), bearing in mind that the Qur’aan has its specific way of recitation. Is it permissible for me to recite the Qur’an in this way taking into account that it does not sound like the forbidden songs at all?

Answer: It is permissible for a man to beautify his voice when reciting the Qur’aan, and likewise a woman as long as she is not heard by Ajaanib (men other than a husband or permanently un-marriageable male relatives). It is not permissible to recite the Qur’aan the same way as Islaamic songs (poems), even if it does not sound like the forbidden songs (poems)... read more here.

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