Conveying the reward of good deeds to the deceased

Q: Recently a woman's husband had passed away and on a ladies group we are all on someone asked for those who wished to read a para or more. She used the word "khatham". To my knowledge it is bid'ah as the Qur'an is for reading, pondering, listening, learning from (amongst other things) and not for giving reward to others as there has been nothing to show Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa salaam) or his Companions did it.

Please advice if it is correct or not.

A: It is permissible to convey the reward of recitation or of any good deed one had done to the living or to those who have passed on. This is established from the Ahaadith. For further details refer to

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)