Reciting the Qur'an while some people in attendance are not listening

Q: Is it permissible for me to recite the Qur'an while people are not listening. Some Muslims say, "Do not raise your voice while reciting the Qur'an for we do not listen to you, and thus you commit a sin." Are they right and what should I do concerning this? Do I commit a sin? (Part No. 3; Page No. 92

A: The Glorious Qur'an is the best Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah), for it is the Words of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He). Allah commands us to recite the Qur'an, listen to it, contemplate it and act according to it. However, if the people around do not listen to the Qur'an while being recited due to any reason, it will not be permissible for the reciter to raise his voice when reciting the Qur'an. This is because raising one's voice with recitation while those around are not paying attention does not achieve any benefit.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.