Paying for Reciting Qur'an in Taraweeh

By Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Q.) Can a Hafiz take money or any other gift in giving the khatm-ul Quran during Taraweeh (Ramazan)? If not, then would the people get the sawab of hearing the Quran?

A.) It is not permissible to give the Hafiz any gift upon reciting the Qur'an. The Hafiz performing Taraweeh with the expectation of getting a remuneration in the name of a gift is void of Ikhlaas (sincerity). Any act void of Ikhlaas is void of reward. And Allah Taala Knows Best.