Gathering in the Masjid to recite the Qur'an

Q 2: What is the ruling on daily recitation of two Hizb of the Qur'an in congregation in the Masjid (mosque)? Can it be considered a daily Wird (portion of Qur'an recited with consistency)?

A: You are granted a great reward whenever you recite the Qur'an with a good intention, (Part No. 2; Page No. 180) wherever you are, whether it is in the Masjid or not, and at any time. You should not limit yourself to a specific portion, but rather recite whatever you can with ease from the Qur'an. Examples of Adhkar and Wirds prescribed in Shari`ah include reciting Aayat Al-Kursiy after every obligatory prayer, after the Adhkar that are prescribed and when going to sleep. One may also recite Surahs of Al-Ikhlas and Al-Mu`awwidhatayn (Surahs Al-Falaq and Al-Nas) three times when going to sleep, after Fajr prayer, after Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer and once after Zhuhr (noon), 'Asr (afternoon), and `Isha' (night) Prayers. One may recite the Du`a' and Adhkar of the day and night and those prescribed when going to sleep. You can find all these Adhkar and Du`a' in the books of Adhkar, such as Riyadh Al-Salahin, Al-Targhib Wa Al-Tarhib and Ibn Al-Qayyim's book Al-Wabil Al-Sayyib. On the other hand, it is impermissible to recite the Qur'an collectively and simultaneously. However, if you do so to learn and teach Qur'an, it is Mustahab (desirable). The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to review the Qur'an with Jibril (peace be upon him) once a year, and in the year in which he died he reviewed it with him twice. It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: No group of people gathers in one of the houses of Allah to recite His Book and study it together, but tranquility descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy comes down upon them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with Him. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.