Reciting Qur’an to impress people

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Q: Alhamdulillah and thanks to Allah for all his blessings amongst us. Alhamdulillah who favoured me over many other creations by blessing me with a melodious voice and gave me a wealthy life. My question is that once in my class at school our teacher told us that those who read the Qur’an with nice voices with the intention to please people and impress them with his voice is one of the people of hell and that actually shocked me and kept a “waswasa” in me whenever I’m reading Qur’an in front of the school or my class mates so I don’t participate in such activities much anymore. What should I do because I totally doubt that my intention is pure.


A: Don’t read in an over-attractive voice.

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


Answered by:

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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