Why are the two daylight prayers done silently, and the others out loud?

Question: Assalyamum galeykum! I have often wondered why Mullah reads the Quran aloud in the morning, evening and night namaz, and the midday and late afternoon namaz read silently? In general, this kind of question often in my poor head. Maybe in time I will write some more. I think that this question is interesting not only for me. (Aigul)


Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh!

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious to all in this world and in the next world only the Merciful to the believers.

As for kyraat (reading the Quran) in namaz, then regardless of the prayer is imperative that a reader heard himself. First, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to read the Qur'an aloud in all the prayers. When the polytheists began to jeer, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) began to read daily prayers silently and aloud evening.

It is said in the book hashiya Tahtawi na Marakul Falah: “When the Quran was read aloud (in the afternoon namaz) and the polytheists began their bullying, Allah sent down the verse:

 وَلَا تَجْهَرْ بِصَلَاتِكَ وَلَا تُخَافِتْ بِهَا وَابْتَغِ بَيْنَ ذَٰلِكَ سَبِيلًا ﴿١١٠﴾

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Invoke Allah or invoke the Most Beneficent (Allah), by whatever name you invoke Him (it is the same), for to Him belong the Best Names. And offer your Salat (prayer) neither aloud nor in a low voice, but follow a way between”. 

After this, the Prophet (peace be upon him) began to read the Quran during Zuhr prayers (daily) and Asr (late-afternoon) silently, and in other Namaz aloud. As for Juma prayers and festive prayers, they have been legalized in Medina and therefore held out loud”.

And Allah knows best.

Ildus hazrat Zaizov

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