Gifting the reward of reading the Qur.aan to the deceased

Reference: http://mufti.af.org.sa/ar/content/هل-يجوز-قراءة-السورة-من-القرآن-بنية-أن-يكون-أجره-للميت-؟

Question: Is it permissible to read a soorah from the Qur.aan with the intention that its reward be [destined] for the deceased? And how would that be?

Response: There is nothing from the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) which suggests the permissibility of gifting the reward of reading the Qur.aan to the deceased; such as those who read [soorah] al-Faatihah upon the soul of the deceased – then there is no origin for this.

You should read the Qur.aan, then supplicate to Allaah for yourself and for your [deceased] Muslim brother.

As for gifting the reward of reading [the Qur.aan to the deceased], then there is no evidence to suggest the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) did this.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.