Playing the Quran during office hou...

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Playing the Quran during office hours


no. 607 for the year 2004 which includes an inquiry for the ruling for playing the Qur`an during office hours.


Allah Almighty says,

When the Quran is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy. [Al-A'raf: 204]

Abdul-Jabar ibn Ahmed said in Fawa`id Al-Qur`an that the disbelievers used to deliberately make a tumult to distract the Muslims when they listened to recitations of the Qur`an."

There is no legal objection to playing the Qur`an during working hours if:
- The [employees] are not deliberately inattentive to the recitation.
- They do not distract those who are listening to it.

The answer to the question is known from the above and Allah the Almighty knows best.

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