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Singing a verse of the Qur’aan in a nasheed

Fatwaa ID: 1528

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Is it permissible for ayaat to be sung within a nasheed? e.g the first ayah of Surah Kawthar in a nasheed regarding Nabi ﷺ.

Jazakumullahu khayran

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

Singing a verse of the Qur’aan like a line or verse of a nasheed or song is against the honor and respect of the Qur’aan. It also violates the laws of Tajweed and how it should be recited. The Qur’aan is not a for amusement and entertainment. Accordingly, it will not be permissible to sing a Qur’aanic verse in a nasheed.

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

01/06/1445 AH – 07/24/2023 CE | AML1-8095

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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