Reciting the Qur’an together with adhering to all the rules of recitation and tajweed

Q: My question is about the speed of the recitation of the Qur’an during tarawih.

The accent is put on reciting the required amount of verses per night, but it seems nobody cares about  tajweed. In fact for some Asian people, the quickest you recite, the more great you are. That makes asians qurra’ and ‘ulama look terrible in front of arab scholars, who might not recite the whole qur’an but their recitations are alright.

With Ramadhan coming in summer season and with short nights, these recitations will become the norm. And finally there exists this trend of reciting the qur’an in one night, where tajwid rules are literally butchered, some ‘ulama say it is haram to do so, what do you say on this?


A: It is compulsory to recite the Qur’an in such a manner that one adheres to all the rules of recitation and tajweed.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)