The Lajnah ad-Da’imah stated:

“With regard to reciting the Qur’an collectively, it is unlawful if the people who attend the gathering recite together. This practice is not authentically traced back to the Prophet (peace be upon him) or any of the Sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them). Yet, if someone in the gathering recites and the rest listen to him, or if each one in the gathering recites individually without keeping a collective rhythm, or trying to synchronize with others in the start, end, and pauses made during recitation, there will be nothing wrong with the recitation. It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, No group of people gather in one of the Houses of Allah to recite the Book of Allah and study it together without tranquility descending upon them, the angels surrounding them, mercy coming down upon them, and Allah mentioning them to those who are with Him. Narrated by Muslim. It was authentically reported from `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said, The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to me, “Recite (of the Quran) to me.” I said, ‘Shall I recite it to you although it has been revealed to you?!’ He said, ‘I like to hear (the Qur’an) from others.’ So I recited Surah Al-Nisa’ until I reached How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) as a witness against these people? Then, he said, “Stop!” Behold, his eyes were shedding tears then.'”


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AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr