Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi
If wanting to read for deceased family members. would you have to read a surah or Quran per person in order for them to receive the reward? Or is it okay to read one sura yasin with the intention for the reward to go to multiple people?
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
It is possible for you to recite the Quran and to dedicate the reward of your recitation to several deceased. [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]
Scholars mention this expression to be uttered after your recitation:
“اللهم أوصل ثواب ما قرأناه إليهم”
“O God, make the reward of what we have recited to them.” [Ibid]
Please read the following answer for more details about this issue:
Donating Reward to the Dead: A Detailed Answer
And Allah knows best.
[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Sufyan Qufi is an advanced seeker of knowledge, originally from Algeria, who grew up in France. He began searching far and wide for answers to the fundamental questions of life and was disappointed at the answers he found.
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