There are people who sit together to
read the Qur’aan quietly. Each individual reads one juz’ (part) of the
Qur’aan, claiming that the entire Qur’aan will have been read in this gathering.
Is this permissible or is it counted as being bid’ah (innovation)?
Praise be to Allaah.
In my opinion the action mentioned is not permissible, and
I do not recall anything of this kind being reported from the Salaf. A person will only be
rewarded for what he himself reads or listens to in order to benefit from it. But if
another person reads and he does not listen, the reward for that will go to the person who
read it. These people are not considered to have completed the whole Qur’aan; but if
each person has read a juz’ he will be rewarded for that. But they should not do
this; either one person should read and the others listen, or each person should read by
himself without making a connection between his reading and that of the others.