9330: Ruling on reciting the Qur’aan in the manner of singers


What do you say about a person who recites Qur’aan with rhythms like those of songs or which are taken from songs? Please advise us, may Allaah reward you with good.

Praise be to Allaah. 

It is not permissible for the believer to recite Qur’aan with melodies like those of songs or in the manner of singers. He has to recite it as it was recited by our righteous predecessors, the companions of the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and those who followed them in truth. So it should be recited with the proper intonation (tarteel), in a solemn and humble manner, so that it may have an effect on the hearts of those who hear it and on the heart of the reciter himself. 

Reading it in the manner or way of singers is not permitted.

Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh al-‘Allaamah ‘Abd al-‘Azzez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), vol. 9, p. 290
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