Ruling on reciting the Qur’aan in the manner of singers

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What do you say about a person who recites Qur’aan with rhythms like those of songs or which are taken from songs? Please advise us, may Allaah reward you with good.
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Praise be to Allaah.

It is not permissible for the believer to recite Qur’aan with melodies like those of songs or in the manner of singers. He has to recite it as it was recited by our righteous predecessors, the companions of the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and those who followed them in truth. So it should be recited with the proper intonation (tarteel), in a solemn and humble manner, so that it may have an effect on the hearts of those who hear it and on the heart of the reciter himself. 

Reading it in the manner or way of singers is not permitted.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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