Q: What is the meaning of “idaarah Al-Qur’aan” that is deemed to be an act of Bid`ah (innovation in religion) in some books? In our institute, the tutor starts to recite some Aayaat of the Qur’aan, then the students complete reciting one after another in order to teach them and correct their recitation; is this a kind of Idaarah Al-Qur’aan?
A: It is a good act to teach the Noble Qur’aan and supervise this affair. Great reward is expected for those who observe it. However, Idaarah Al-Qur’aan as defined by Imaam Al-Nawawee (rahimahullah) signifies the gathering of a group together and reciting the Qur’aan successively one after another i.e. one of them recites a tenth or a portion of the Qur’aan and then stops and another resumes recitation and so on. It is permissible.
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