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Accepting a fee to recite the Qur’an Shareef for Esaal-e-Thawab

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Question: Can a fee be charged to recite the Qur’an for Esaal-e-Thawab? 

Answer: It is haraam to give and accept a fee whether it is in the form of sweetmeats or an invitation etc. Neither does the reader receive any reward nor the deceased if the Qur’an is read in this manner. In the commentary of Hidayah, Taj al-Sharia writes:

قال تاج الشريعة فى شرح الهداية ان القرآن بالاجرة لايستحق الثواب لاللميت ولاللقارى وقال العينى في شرح الهداية ويمنع القرى للدنيا والآخذ والمعطى اثمان
(No reward is earned, neither by the reader nor the deceased if the Qur’an is recited in exchange of a fee).

In the commentary of Hidayah, Allamah `Aini writes: “The one who recites for worldly gains will be prohibited from doing so and the one taking the fee and the one giving are sinful.”

(Shaami, Vol 5, Pg 35)
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