Reciting the Glorious Qur’an entails great merits. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Whoever reads one letter of the Book of Allah will have one hasanah (reward) for doing so, and every hasanah will be multiplied by 10. I do not say that ‘alif, lam, mim’ is one letter, but ‘alif’ is a letter, ‘lam’ is a letter and ‘mim’ is a letter.’”
Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states: “Recitation of Qur’an is permitted throughout each and every day, even during the times when optional prayers are prohibited. The only consideration to be made is regarding the prostration of recitation or Sujud At-Tilawah as some scholars (Hanafi persuasion, etc.) prohibit prostration during the times that prayer is prohibited. The majority of scholars do not find anything wrong in reciting Qur’an at any time, as the hadith texts relating to prohibited times of worship only refer to Salah. If reciting Qur’an had been intended, it would have been clearly stated.”