What is the ruling on swaying while reciting the Qur’aan?

Question 125: What is the ruling on some people who sway from right to left and backwards and forwards while reciting the Qur’aan? Please advise, may Allaah reward you!

Answer: Swaying while reciting the Qur’aan is one of the habits that should be abandoned. It contradicts the etiquettes required when reciting the Qur’aan. When reciting or listening to the Qur’aan, a person should listen carefully and not play with things so that the listener and the reciter ponder over the meanings of the Qur’aan and their hearts be submissive to Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He)... read more here.

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