Q: I would like to get our close family members to coordinate the reading and Khatam of Qur’an for the Marhooms in our family. It will NOT be forced on anyone. Only those happy to join will join. It seems to me that this is a good method of reminding each other to read the Qur’an – as most people are now days very distracted and forget. We wish to use the mobile phone app called whatsapp to coordinate this effort. We will only use it as a communication tool to remind each other. Similar to how we might remind each other with written letters or direct meeting and talking but since people live so far apart (worldwide ) – this app is very convenient to set up an effort of this kind. What is your kind opinion on this idea? Someone told me it is not a good idea. Subhanallah I could not see the harm in reminding and organizing people to read the Qur’an however we can. Please educate me.
A: Ibaadat must be done individually in one’s own time, place and amount. 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.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)