Qur'an reciters going around houses on the 23rd of Ramadan to recite Qur'an

Q 1: Here in Pakistan, in Deir city, some Qur'an reciters go from one house to another to recite Qur'an on the 23rd night of Ramadan. They especially recite Surahs (Qur'anic chapters) Ya-Sin, Al-`Ankabut, and Ta-Ha in return for a sum of money. What is the ruling on this matter?

A: This is an act of Bid`ah (innovation in religion) that has no origin in the Qur'an or the Sunnah. It is obligatory to quit it and warn people against it. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Anyone who does an action that is not in accordance with this matter of ours (Islam) will have it rejected. And: Every newly-introduced matter is a Bid`ah (innovation in religion), and every Bid`ah is a Dalalah (deviation from what is right). (Related by Muslim in his Sahih)May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.