What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Is the method of Īsāl al-Thawāb & Khatam only that which the respected scholars of nowadays pray i.e. reciting a few specific Sūrahs and Āyahs. Is this the only way of reciting Khatam? If not, then if you could please mention an easy method which we can pray in our own homes.

Questioner: Asif from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

It is not a requirement as per Islamic Law to pray Khatam in a specific manner, in fact, there is no need to pray Khatam or arranging a Khatam gathering in any specific manner for that matter. Yes, it is definitely better if some sūrahs and verses recited and then the reward for it is sent to the entire Ummah; one will also receive the reward for this in its entirety.

The easiest method for you is that you recite some Durūd Sharīf [blessed salutations] eleven times, Sūrah al-Fātihah once, Sūrah al-Ikhlās thrice and then Durūd Sharīf another eleven times. Then after this, the reward of this should be sent to the Noble Prophet ﷺ and the entire Ummah – this method is also very good.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Haider Ali

Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0761] Is there an easier method of performing the Khatam?

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