Reciting Quran aloud with a beautiful voice

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

What is the level of authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Fadalah ibn ‘Ubayd (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Indeed, Allah Ta’ala listens more attentively to a man who recites the Qur’an loudly with a beautiful voice than the owner of a songstress listens to her [singing].”



Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. ‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared this chain sound (hasan).

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1340, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 6 pg. 19. Refer: Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 440)


Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 754)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

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