Can one talk during Quran and Dua?
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
A SUNNI MUSLIM.I HAVE ONE POINT TO CLEAR, FOR WHICH IAM SEEKING YOUR ADVISE AS PER YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS PRACTICE AND WHAT IS THE RIGHT PRACTICE?
WHEN EVER MY WIFE READS HER NAMAZ AND THEN AFTER WARDS SITS AND READS DUAS, AND WHEN EVER AT OTHER TIMES SHE IS READING SOME ARABIC BOOKS AND EVEN THE QURAN OR THE PUNSOORA (SELECTED VERSES OF THE QURAN) AND I HAPPEN TO TALK TO HER OR ASK HER SOME THING SHE REFUSES TO TALK, INTERUPTING WHAT SHE IS READING, WHILST I BELIEVE THIS VERY STRONGLY IN THE CASE OF NAMAZ, IS IT TRUE IN OTHER CASES ALSO. THIS IS A DISAGREMENT BETWEEN MY WIFE AND ME, HENCE IAM SEEKING THE CLARIFICATION AND THE CORRECT METHOD OF FOLLOWING THE RIGHT WAY.PLEASE CLARIFY.
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 5.215 Narrated by Abdullah
We used to greet the Prophet (saws) while he used to be in prayers, and he used to reply to our greetings. But when we came back from Najashi (the King of Ethiopia) we greeted him (while he was praying) and he (saws) did not reply to us. We said, "O Allah's Messenger (saws)! We used to greet you in the past and you used to reply to us." He (saws) said, "Verily the mind is occupied and busy with more important matter during the prayer." (So one cannot return one's greetings.)
When one is in the state of prayer, it is as if one is in the audience of the Majestic Lord; thus it is not permissible to talk or interrupt someone who is in the state of prayer.
Similarly when one is reciting the Glorious Quran or making supplications to the Lord, one should avoid interrupting the believers engrossed in their worship of their Lord until they finish. But if there is an emergency, and one has to interrupt or talk to the person for a very important matter that cannot wait; there is no harm and no sin if the person stops his recitation or supplication and replies. The onus or responsibility of not interrupting is upon the person who wishes to talk to the person engrossed in the worship of their Lord.
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Your Brother in Islam,