Question 109: Which is better; to listen to the Qur’aan or to recite it? What is the ruling in this regard?
Answer: Both reciting the Ever-Glorious Qur’aan and listening to it are of the good deeds. The Prophet (peace be upon him) heard the Qur’aan from Ibn Mas`ood and others. However, reciting the Ever-Glorious Qur’aan brings a greater reward, for the Prophet (peace be upon him) said... read more here.