If someone is reciting Qur’ān and he hears the Adhān, should he continue reciting or stop to respond to the Adhān?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If the Adhān has started & one is reciting Qur’ān, it is preferable to pause one’s recitation and respond to the Adhān, since one can continue recitation after the Adhān. [1][2]

Nonetheless, if one continues to recite, then this is also allowed.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best.
(Mufti) Mubasshir Talha – May Allah pardon him

Approved by:
Mufti Yusuf Ilolvi | Mufti Tahir Wadee

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وإذا سمع المسنون منه أي الأذان، أمسك حتى عن التلاوة ليجيب المؤذن وهو الأفضل
[Maraqi al-Falāh ma’a Hashiyah al-Tahtāwi, 1/202, DKI]

والتفريغ يندب الإمساك عن التلاوة…قوله: وهو الأفضل هذا مبني على ندب الإجابة باللسان
[Hashiyah al-Tahtāwi ala Maraqi al-Falāh, 1/202, DKI]

ولا ينبغي أن يتكلم السامع في حال الأذان والإقامة، ولا يشتغل بقراءة القران، ولا بشيء من الأعمال سوى الإجابة، ولو كان في القراءة ينبغي أن يقطع ويشتغل بالاستماع والإجابة
[Al-Badā’i Al-Sana’i, 1/660, DKI]
[Fatāwa al-Hindiyyah, 1/114, Maktabah Faysal Deoband]

ويجيب وجوبا، وقال الحلواني ندبا، والواجب الإجابة بالقدم، من سمع الأذان ولو جنبا لا حائضا ونفساء وسامع خطبة وفي صلاة جنازة، وجماع، ومستراح وأكل وتعليم علم وتعلمه، بخلاف قران
[Al-Durr al-Mukhtār ma’a Radd al-Muhtār, 1/396, HM Saeed]

مکان میں ہو تو تلاوت موقوف کرکے جواب دینا چاہۓ
[Fatāwa Rahīmiyyah, 4/98, Dār al-Isha’at]

قوله: (بخلاف قران) لأنه لا يفوت، ولعله لأن تكرار القراءة إنما هو للأجر فلا يفوت بالإجابة، بخلاف التعلم، فعلى هذا لو يقرأ تعليما أو تعلما لا يقطع
[Radd al-Muhtār, 1/396, HM Saeed]

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