Reciting a portion of the Qur’an and conveying the reward to the deceased

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: As a Hanafi, I read in the riyaadus saaliheen that eesale thawaab is only permissible with water and reciting the Qur’an does not benefit the living or the deceased. Kindly comment.


A: It is permissible to recite a portion of the Qur’an and convey the reward to the deceased.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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