Recite quran at beginning of program.
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:
what is the rulling on reciting quran at the begining of a program ? regards
(There may be some grammatical and spelling errors in the above statement. The forum does not change anything from questions, comments and statements received from our readers for circulation in confidentiality.)
Recite quran at beginning of program
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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Firstly, there is absolutely no evidence in the authentic and established Sunnah whereby the Messenger of Allah (saws) would recite a chapter or part of the Glorious Quran every time the believers were gathered unto him before starting the program or the meeting!
The Sunnah or correct way or method of starting a lawful program or gathering is to first Praise Allah Subhanah as He deserves to be praised (regardless of whether the phrases of the Lords Praise and Glorification is from the Quran or not), send salutations of peace and blessings upon the Prophet Mohamed (saws), and then initiate the proceedings of the gathering or program.
If at the initiation of a lawful program or gathering, one wishes to or perchance recites a passage of the Glorious Quran whereby the Lord Most Majestic is Praised and Glorified, and a simple translation of the recitation is done for the benefit of the non-Arabic speakers, there is absolutely no harm.
But to recite a passage of the Glorious Quran or Praise Allah Subhanah before starting an evil or unlawful program (eg. a singing or dancing or any vain or futile events, movies, etc.) would be to make a thorough mockery of the Words of the Lord Most Majestic, Most Supreme, Most Exalted, Most Glorified!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,