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Taking wages for reciting Qur'an

The first question of Fatwa no. 3210
Q 1: The Islamic Organization opened a new center in the city of Al-Ramtha for teaching the memorization of the Qur'an and they requested me to teach in that center, especially when they knew that I am professional and I teach the Qur'an according to the rules of Qur'an recitation. They offered to pay me for teaching in the Qur'an center, but I refused because of the prohibition of that, since I have memorized
(Part No. 15; Page No. 96)
the Hadiths which prohibit charging fees for teaching the Qur'an. What is your Eminence's opinion, in detail, regarding this subject?
A: You are allowed to be paid for teaching the Qur'an, since the Prophet (peace be upon him) married a woman to a man in return for him teaching her what he had memorized from the Qur'an, and that was her dowry. Moreover, one of the companions got paid for treating a sick disbeliever by performing Ruqyah (reciting Qur'an and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing) for him with Surah Al-Fatihah. In that regard the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: You are most entitled to take wages for performing a Ruqyah with Allah's Book. Narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim. What is prohibited is to take wages for the recitation itself and to ask people to give him money for reciting the Qur'an. It is Allah from Whom we seek guidance and Success, and may Allah send His Prayers and Peace upon our Prophet Muhammad, upon his family and his Companions.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'

Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz



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