The Virtues of Night Worship

Can I Make Dhikr (Remembrance) While Listening to Qur’an?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Assalam ‘aleykum

Is it permissible when listening to the recitation of the Qur’an to make remembrance (dhikr) at the same time?

Answer: Walaikum assalam,

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. The adab with Qur’an is to listen quietly and attentively.

Allah Most High says,


“When the Qur’an is recited, then listen to it and be quietly attentive, in order that you attain Mercy.” [Qur’an, 7.204]

And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.

[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and translator of several Arabic works to the English language. After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in the Summer of 2007. In May 2008 he founded SeekersGuidance to deal with the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge—both online and on the ground—in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner.