Tape-recording the Qur’aan starting with Soorah al-Naas until reaching Soorah Al-Baqarah

Question 122: Some education departments are asking about the possibility of tape-recording the Noble Qur’aan in an ascending order starting with short Soorahs (Qur’aanic chapters). This means to tape-record the Qur’aan starting with Al-Faatihah, since it is the opening chapter of the Qur’aan, and then Soorahs Al-Naas, Al-Falaq, Al-Ikhlaas, Al-Masad, Al-Nasr, Al-Kaafiroon, and so on until reaching Soorah Al-Baqarah…

Answer: It is not permissible to tape-record the Qur’aan in a reverse Surah order, by starting with Soorah Al-Naas and ending with Soorah Al-Baqarah, because the Surahs were given the current order due to the efforts exerted by the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet, may Allaah be pleased with them) during the era of `Uthmaan (may Allaah be pleased with him). Muslims have been using this order since then, even when teaching the Qur’aan to their children... read more here.


Is recording the recitation of the Qur’aan on cassette tapes lawful or not?

Question 121: Is the recitation of the Qur’aan through a recorder lawful or not?

Answer: Correct recitation of the Qur’aan slowly without Lahn (incorrect recitation due to mispronunciation of letters or grammatical mistakes) nor prolongation of vowels that changes the meaning of the Aayaat (Qur’aanic verses) is permissible whether the recitation is recorded on cassette tapes like that of the Imaams of the Sacred Masjid (mosque) in Makkah, or the recitations of Shaykh Al-Hudayfee and Shaykh Al-Husaree, or not recorded. There is nothing wrong with all this... read more here.