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The Person Who Recites Qur’aan in Secret is Like He Who Gives Charity in Secret
Question:

All praise is due to Allaah, I recite the Qur’aan well, but my problem is that whenever I recite aloud without the Qur’aan in front of me, I make mistakes. So do I lose rewards when I read in private or when I read quietly?
Answer:

Reading privately is better, as is confirmed in the Hadith that is recorded by a group of compilers with a Hasan chain of narration from the Prophet sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam, that he said:

The person who recites the Qur’aan secretly is like he who gives charity secretly.” (Abu Dawud no.1333 and At-Tirmithi no.2919)

so just as giving charity secretly is better, so too is the case in reciting the Qur’aan, unless there is some benefit in reading out loud – for example, the Imaam who delivers a sermon or recites out loud. If reading in private is more beneficial for you, it is better, unless you need to recite to others for educational purposes.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah, vol.7 p.67
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