Making khatam of the Qur’aan Shareef for the marhooms

Q: We as a family have a Whatsapp group on the mobile phone as we all live in different areas. It includes all the young married nephews and nieces, some of their spouses, some aunts and uncles. One person has decided we read Quraan Khatam every month by taking 1 or more paras each for esal-e-swaab for the marhums

1) Is this acceptable?

2) By making it a monthly must do, are we making it an innovation

3) Is it advisable to be part of these type of groups on the mobile phone?


A: To make a khatam for the marhoom is permissible. The better thing is that each person does it individually in his own time and own space and not be made responsible to answer whether he read or not.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)