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Loud and silent recitation

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Loud and silent recitation

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.  


It is wajib to recite the Holy Qur’an aloud in the dawn prayer as well as in the first two rakaats of the Maghrib and Isha sallah even if they are missed prayers and are being made up.  One is also required to recite loudly for the Friday prayer, the Eid salah, the Tarawih salah and the Witr in congregation during the blessed month of Ramadhan.

It is wajib to recite the Holy Qur’an silently to the extent that one can hear himself in all rakats of the Zuhr and Asr prayer, in the third rakat of the Maghrib salah, in the third and fourth rakats of the Isha salah and in all the rakats of voluntary prayer offered in the daytime.  The one performing an obligatory prayer such as the Fajr, Maghrib and Isha salah has an option between reciting the Holy Quran aloud or silently.  Likewise, the one offering voluntary prayers at night has the same option as well.   (Nurul Idah p.128)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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