Not wishing to listen to the Quraan before an exam

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Q: Is it sinful to not want to listen to the Quran right before an exam because you fear that listening to it might cause you to forget some of the stuff you are trying to memorize for the exam? Would it take one outside of Islam to think that the Quran could cause any sort of harm? Obviously, harm can only occur with the permission of Allah, but I mean thinking that the reason for the harm could be the Quran?


A: It is not that you do not desire to listen, you do desire but you are just trying to adjust your mind so that you may be able to get the facts right.

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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