Stopping the recitation of the Quraan to make salaam and musaafahah

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Q: In the masjid where I learn tajweed of Quran, it is a common practice that the one entering the masjid says salaam and does musaafaha with everyone present there, even if the person is busy in recitation of Quran. Should the person reciting the Holy Quran answer to his salam and do musaafaha with him?


A: No.

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


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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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