Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
I have recently been trying to access some recitations of well known quraa’ such as Sh. al-Minshawi, Huthayfi and Abdul Bassit. Is it permissible islamically for someone to claim copyright on a particular recitation of the Quran?
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,
I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits.
No one can copyright the Qur’an itself. But there is nothing wrong with copyrighting one’s recitation or own printing of the Qur’an.
Please see the following related SunniPath Answers (http://qa.sunnipath.com):
Copyrights: applying to one’s personal collections
What is the Shariah’s View on Copyright?
Note that a number of Qur’anic recitations are available in the SunniPath Library (www.SunniPath.com).
Jazakum Allah khayr.
And Allah alone gives success.