Going to peoples houses for khatam

Q: People call me to there house for khatam. They say sit in the middle and they tell me we have done e.g. 10 katams of Qur’an, many thousands ayaat-e-karima and I do dua for the diseased then we eat. Is it permissible for me to eat? They also give money at the end. What is the Shari’ee hukm with reference?

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A: 

  1. This is not in accordance to the sunnat.
  2. As above.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)