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Can the Qur’an be recited silently?


What do the experts and scholars of shari’ah say regarding the recitation of the Holy Qur’an? Can it be recited silently?


The Holy Qur’an is Allah’s ﷻ speech revealed in an authoritative voice, yet gentle in style to be read and pondered over. We can regard it as a letter from our Lord ﷻ, the Sustainer and the loving Protector. Therefore, it can be read silently or loudly.

Sometimes it is preferred to be read silently, for example when there are other people in the room or in the mosque. It is best not to disturb others. However, if people are keen to listen to you then it is good to read it aloud in melodious and beautiful style.

This Fatwa is written by Dr Musharraf Hussain Al-Azhari Translator of Majestic Quran,