Is it permissible for me to recite the Qur’aan while people are not listening?

Question 97: Is it permissible for me to recite the Qur’aan while people are not listening. Some Muslims say, “Do not raise your voice while reciting the Qur’aan for we do not listen to you, and thus you commit a sin.” Are they right and what should I do concerning this? Do I commit a sin?

Answer: The Glorious Qur’aan is the best Dikr (Remembrance of Allaah), for it is the Words of Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He). Allaah commands us to recite the Qur’aan, listen to it, contemplate it and act according to it. However, if the people around do not listen to the Qur’aan while being recited due to any reason, it will not be permissible for the reciter to raise his voice when reciting the Qur’aan. This is because raising one’s voice with recitation while those around are not paying attention does not achieve any benefit... read more here.

Is the reward for listening to recorded Qur’aan the same as for reciting Qur’aan?

Question 96: In my workplace, I listen to Qur’aan tapes and make a Khatmah (one complete reading of the entire Qur’aan) every ten days. Will the reward be equivalent to the tenfold reward given to a person who makes a Khatmah through reciting from the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan)?

Answer: The reward referred to is mentioned in the Hadeeth on the authority of `Abdullaah ibn Mas`ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) in which the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said: Anyone who recites a letter from the Book of Allaah will receive a Hasanah (rewardable good deed), and the Hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that ‘Alif Laaam Meeem’ is a letter, but ‘Alif’ is a letter, ‘Laaam’ is a letter, and ‘Meeem’ is a letter. (Related by Al-Tirmidee) This reward pertains to a reader or reciter of the Qur’aan... read more here.

What is the ruling on listening to the Qur’aan while working?

Question 95: What is the ruling on listening to the Qur’aan while working (not while talking)?

Answer: It is permissible to listen to the Qur’aan while working... read more here.

Finding it hard to recite the Qur’aan due to medical issue? What to do?

Question 94: I am a sick man and I had a stroke that left me with a speech defect. I find difficulty in pronouncing the letters of the Qur’aan and sometimes the meaning changes. Therefore, I recite without pronouncing it out loud for fear of mispronunciation. Am I to be blamed for mispronunciation that results from speech defects?

Answer: You can recite the Qur’aan according to your ability, for Allaah (Exalted be He) says: So keep your duty to Allaah and fear Him as much as you can The Prophet (peace be upon him) says in the Saheeh (authentic) Hadeeth:And anyone who falters while reciting the Qur’aan, and finds it difficult for him, will have a double reward.... read more here.

Is the reward for reciting the Qur’aan based on reading without understanding?

Question 93: Is the reward for reciting the Qur’aan and Dikr (Remembrance of Allaah) based on contemplating it or just on recitation without understanding or contemplation?

Answer: Reciting the Qur’aan along with contemplating it is greater in reward, for this combines a reward for recitation and a reward for contemplation. Allaah (Exalted be He) says: …that they may ponder over its Aayaat When a Muslim recites the Qur’aan without understanding or contemplating its meaning, he will get a reward for the recitation. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:Anyone who recites a letter from the Book of Allaah will receive a Hasanah (rewardable good deed), and the Hasanah is multiplied by ten.... read more here.