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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Ruling on carrying a corpse while reciting the verses of Al-Burdah or Anaasheed

Question 230: What is the ruling in a funeral on carrying a bier and reciting the Al-Burdah poem, written by Al-Busiree, and eating food prepared by the bereaved family?

Answer: Reciting the Al-Burdah poem or anything else, whether it is from the Qur’aan or Anaasheed (Islaamic songs), during a funeral procession is Bidd`ah (a rejected innovation in religion). This is forbidden, due to the narration in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:“Anyone who introduces something in this matter of ours (the religion) that is not from it, it will be rejected.” In another narration: “Anyone who does something that we have not ordered it will be rejected.”... read more here.