Fatwa: # 38982
Category: Prayer
Country: Pakistan
Date: 30th September 2017


Reading from mushaf in prayer


Asalam o alaikum,

 I hope u will be in best state of Imaanand health...Ameen

My question is .. Can we do recitation through Quran or by looking at any other source during namaz?

Kya hum namaz k dauraan Quraan se dekh k Surah ki tilawat kar sakty hain? Agar zabani yaad nhi toh


Your deeni sister


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is impermissible to read from the mushaf or any other source in salāt as this will invalidate the salāt.[i]

You should suffice with the surahs you have memorized. If you have not memorized any surah, then you should endeavor to memorize some surahs.   

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tahmid Chowdhury

Student Darul Iftaa

New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 336)

"وقراءة ما لا يحفظه من مصحف" وإن لم يحمله للتلقي من غيره وأما إذا كان حافظا له ولم يحمله فلا تفسد لانتفاء العمل والتلقي


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 623)

(وقراءته من مصحف)

أي ما فيه قرآن (مطلقا) لأنه تعلم إلا إذا كان حافظا لما قرأه وقرأ بلا حمل، وقيل لا تفسد إلا بآية: واستظهره الحلبي وجوزه الشافعي بلا كراهة وهما بها للتشبه بأهل الكتاب: أي إن قصده؛ فإن التشبه بهم لا يكره في كل شيء، بل في المذموم وفيما يقصد به التشبه، كما في البحر


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