Question: The ladies in our community have a Quraan Khatam WhatsApp Group. There are 30 participants on the group. Every month each member is given a Juz(portion) to read. At the end of the month, once members have indicated that they have recited their portions, Dua is made and the rewards are sent to the Marhoomeen. Is this practice acceptable?

Answer: It will be permissible to join a Quraan Khatam WhatsApp Group if one feels that by being part of the group it will serve as an encouragement to recite the Noble Quraan.

It should be kept in mind that it was not a common practice during the time of the Sahaba Radiyallahu Anhum for individuals to select Ajzaa (portions) and collectively make a Khatam of the Noble Quraan. Hence, this should not be considered as a Sunnah practice.

Be that as it may, it will be more virtuous and rewarding for a person to read his/her own Khatam of the Quraan instead of being part of a group.

It should also be noted that it is not permissible for Non Mahram males and females to be together on a Quraan Khatam group.
ولا باس باجتماعهم على قراءة الإخلاص جهراً عند ختم القران ( الفتاوى الهندية ج٥ ص ٣١٧)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Answer by
Yusuf Moosagie

Checked & Approved by
Mufti Ashraf Quraishi