Gathering to recite the Qur`an on t...

Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta

Gathering to recite the Qur`an on the anniversary of a deceased


llah, most Gracious, most Merciful
Praise be to Allah alone and peace and prayers be upon the Messenger of Allah after whom there is no other prophet, and upon his family, Companions and those who follow him in piety until the Day of Judgment

We reviewed request no. 433 for the year 2010 which includes the following:
What is the ruling on gathering every year on the anniversary of a deceased to recite the entire Qur`an and dedicate the reward to him? This is followed by a congregational audible recitation of a Qur`anic chapter such as Al-Fatiha, Ya-Sin and Tabarak, the virtue of which was specifically mentioned in texts. Is this considered an innovation?


There is no legal impediment to this and it is not an innovation. It is contingent that:
• The occasion does not involve erecting a pavilion to receive condolences;
• It does not renew sorrow;
• It does not involve financing the event from a minors' money;
• It is not done out of arrogance.
Allah the Almighty knows best.


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