Reference: al-Bid’u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa Asla lahu – Page 562
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Question 11 of Fatwa No.6364
Question: What is the ruling regarding reading the Qur.aan in congregation especially on the day of Jumu’ah (Friday) before the imaam arrives?
Response: All Praise is for Allaah, the One, and prayers and salutations upon His Messenger, his family and his companions. To proceed: This is not permissible as specifying the day of Jumu’ah [for this act], before the imaam arrives, is an innovation.
And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.