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Can You Read Quran on Behalf of Someone Dead?

17 May, 2024
Q Is it permissible for me to recite the Quran on behalf of my dead father so that he can receive the reward and it will be added to his record of good deeds?


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

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

In this fatwa:

1- Some scholars view that someone will receive the reward of the deed you perform in their name simply based on your intention.

2- Some other scholars believe that reciting Quran for the dead is allowed and that the dead will get its reward.

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3- Insha’Allah reciting the Quran will be one of the sources of sending the reward for the dead.

Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim answers your questions in the following video:

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Almighty Allah knows best.


About Imam Yahya Ibrahim
Imam Yahya Ibrahim started his knowledge journey with the memorisation of Quran in his teens and then pursued his studies in exegesis, jurisprudence and hadith with scholars from the Hijaz, and in Egypt as well. He is Canadian by birth, Egyptian through ancestry, Turkish via marriage, and Australian by choice of residence and migration. Imam Yahya Ibrahim is currently the Head of Islamic Studies and Assistant Principal at Langford Islamic College, Senior Imam at Thornlie Mosque, Islamic Chaplain at Curtin University and the University of Western Australia and lecturer for the internationally acclaimed al-Maghrib Institute. Imam Yahya is also a Minister of Religion, empowered to officiate marriages for the Australian Islamic community.