Holding Quran During Non-Obligatory Prayers: Allowed?

Holding Quran During Non-Obligatory Prayers

Ibn Qudamah (may Allah have mercy on him) said in Al-Mughni, Ahmad said: “There is nothing wrong will leading the people in praying qiyam whilst looking at the Mushaf. It was said to him: What about obligatory prayers? He said: I have not heard anything concerning that. Al-Qadi said: It is makruh (disliked) in obligatory prayers, but there is nothing wrong with it in voluntary prayers if one has not memorized (Qur’an), but if one has memorized Qur’an then it is also makruh. He said: Ahmad was asked about leading the prayers whilst reading from the Mushaf in Ramadan. He said: If that is necessary (it may be done)… and it was narrated from Ibn Hamid that it is equally permissible in both nafil and obligatory prayers.”

A great number of people would like to hold a copy of the Qur’an when praying for instance, tarawih. They want to follow the beautiful recitation. Is this permissible? Watch this short video to get the answer with Sheikh Wisam Sharieff.


Source: Faithiq Facebook Page.

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