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Listening to Qur’aan

Fatwaa ID: 1211

I listen my hafiz sons Quran recitation for his revision
Will i get reward as reciting it or just the reward for listening?
As we listen very attentively word by word ?
Same question for listening to Quran audios or dua audios.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allaah Ta’aala bless your son and make him the coolness of your eyes. Listening to the Qur’aan, and more specifically to your son for revision, is a greatly rewardable act. It is a form of ‘ibaadah. Rasulullaah ﷺ would like to listen to others recite. The mercy of Allaah Ta’aala will envelope the listener and the reciter as promised in the Qur’aan. Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

من استمع إلى آية من كتاب الله كانت له حسنة مضاعفة، ومن تلاها كانت له نوراً يوم القيامة
“Whoever listens to a verse from the book of Allaah, it will be a multiplied reward for him. Whoever recites it, it will be a light for him on the Day of Resurrection.” [Ahmad]

من استمع إلى آية من كتاب الله كانت له نوراً
Sayyiduna Ibn ‘Abbaas (R) would say, “Whoever listens to a verse from the book of Allaah, it will be a Light for him.” [Daarimi, ‘Abdur Razzaaq]

A person will obviously be rewarded more for reciting the Qur’aan himself. A listener and reciter are not the same in rewards, although both are engaging in great worship. A person will be regarded to be making tilaawah when he verbally recites with his tongue. Accordingly, in the enquired situation, you will not receive the reward of reading when you listen. However, you are not at a loss. Your reward is manifold.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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