Tilaawat of Quraan for shifa

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1. Is it permissible to gift ibaadah or send Esaale Thawab to the living? E.g.. Durood Sharif and Tilawah of Quran, Nafl Salaah?

2. Can tilawah of Quraan be made for shifa of a sick person? Will the reward of the Quran Tilawah go to them? Or through the Barkat of the Quran Allah Ta’ala will grant them shifa?

3. If one begins a khatam of Quran with niyyat of shifa for a sick person, can they make niyyat for more than 1 person and add all marhooms?

4. Should one inform the sick person that they completed a khatam with niyyat for their shifa?

 5. Please explain how Esaale Thawaab and tilawah of Quran for shifa is done. 



1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. It is permissible.

5. After reciting a portion of the Quraan or giving sadaqah, make dua to Allah Ta’ala to convey the reward to the person.

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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