Are Loud Dhikr and Supplications in a Mosque Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas
Question: What is the ruling of reciting du`a and shikr aloud by an imam? It is hard for me to attain khushu’ while the dhikr and du’a are recited aloud through a mic. I feel disturbed.
Answer: assalamu `alaykum
I pray you are doing well.
The general rule is that loud dhikr and supplication (du`a) in a mosque is permissible provided that it does not disturb people who are praying and reciting the Qur’an. If it does, it would be disliked to the extent it causes disturbance. [Ibn `Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]
The reason for this rule is that the primary purpose of the mosque is for people to perform prayer and anything that distract from this purpose would be deemed problematic. In your specific situation, you may express your concerns to the Imam if doing so does not lead to any ill-will or problems. I would suggest that instead of telling them to stop, you should propose that they do it less loudly or that they wait until people finish making up the cycle they missed with the congregation.
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.

Khatm[Completion] of the Qur’an as a Group: an Innovation?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalam alaykum
I’ve been told by some divergent muslims that it is an innovation to finish the Qur’an as a group where for example a group of ten ladies read a juz each until we read the entire Qur’an and then make the khatim supplication at the end.
Is it true?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
It would be from the sunna to hold such gatherings.
In general, you should ignore what they have to say. If you have a question, you should resort to reliable scholars.
Please see: Permitted Reasons to Start a Quran Khatm and it’s Completion by Multiple Individuals and: Is It Permissible to Complete the Qur’an Forty Days After Someone’s Death? and: Are Supplications Made After the Entire Qur’an Has Been Recited Considered Accepted By Allah?
And Allah alone gives success.
Tabraze Azam
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani