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Qur’aan on Fridays and du’aa’ before Fajr

What is the ruling on reading Qur’aan out loud on Fridays before Zuhr prayer? If you tell the person that this is not narrated in the Sunnah and he says to you, “Do you want to stop people from reading Qur’aan?” What is your opinion on du’aa’s that are recited in a melodious voice over loudspeakers shortly before the adhaan for Fajr? When you tell them that this is something for which there is no evidence (in sharee’ah) they tell you that this is something good and it wakes people up for Fajr.

Praise be to Allaah.  

We do not know of any evidence that this happened at the time of the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and we do not know of anyone among the Sahaabah who did that (reading Qu’raan out loud on Fridays before Zuhr). Similarly the du’aa’s recited in a melodious over loudspeakers before the adhaan for Fajr are also bid’ah, and every bid’ah is a going-astray. It was proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours (Islam) that is not part of it will have it rejected.” (al-Bukhaari in al-Sulh, 2697; Muslim in al-Udhiyah, 1718) 

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Ifta, 2/353
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