What do the scholars say about reading the Quran after the Asr prayer?

A person can recite the Quran at any time of the day as mentioned in the Holy Quran: “Recite the Quran as much as you are able to with ease” (Muzammil: 20). In another verse, Allah mentions: “Whenever the Quran is recited, listen carefully to it and be silent so that you may benefit from it” (A’raf: 204). These verses are talking about the recitation of the Quran without restricting the time, they have an indefinite order to allow the reciters to read the Quran at any given moment.

The recitation of the Quran has also been mentioned in several ahadith without any restriction of time. It has been narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas’ud that the Prophet ﷺ said, “Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will receive a good deed equal to ten. I am not saying that Alif Laam Meem is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter” (Tirmidhi). Similar to the verses presented, this narration also shows us that there is no restriction with regards to the time when reciting Quran.

We should try to recite the Quran whenever we can and avoid fixing a certain time only for the recitation of the Quran, such as after the Asr prayer to avoid falling into innovation. There is no evidence that a person should specify a certain time for the recitation of the Holy Quran. If one is free at the same time routinely such as after work, then there is no harm in establishing this as a regular practice.

And Allah ﷻ knows best.

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