Playing the Qur’an While Sleeping: Allowed?

The Ruling of Playing the Qur’an while Sleeping 


Is it permissible to leave the Qur’an playing on the radio or MP4 and go  to bed while the Qur’an is being recited?


The Almighty Allah says:

So when the Qur’an is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy. (Al-A`raf 7:204)

The Qur’an is the Divine speech of Allah. Hence, the respect shown to Allah must be displayed to His word as well. Being silent and listening is a sincere sign of this act of respect. The above verse determines that we should listen carefully to the recitation of the Book of Allah as it is an act of worship. The Muslim should be connected to the Qur’an most of the time.

Responding to this question, Dr. Muhammad Salah states that playing the Qur’an while asleep is not only permissible, but also recommended as long as one is not busy watching movies or something else as it will be kind of disrespect to the Book of Allah. Keeping the Qur’an on at home spreads the tranquility and it keeps house clear from Satan.

Dr. Muhammad Salah advises to play Surat Al-Baqarah once every day if possible. Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Surat Al-Baqarah is recited.” (Muslim)

Enjoy watching this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah to learn more about the ruling of playing the Qur’an while asleep and the virtues of playing surat Al-Baqarah.


Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.

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