Ruling on paying someone a sum of money for reciting the Qur’aan for a dead person

Question 454: What is the ruling on paying someone a sum of money for reciting the Qur’aan on behalf of a dead person?

Answer: Paying money for reciting the Qur’aan for the deceased is not permissible, because this is a Bidd`ah (innovation in religion). Moreover, it is not permissible for a Muslim to take money for reciting the Qur’aan..read more here.

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