The following is a translation from Arabic. Question: Is it permissible to read the Qur'an on the pattern of " maqamaat -sort of rhythm", using as evidence the hadith that says: «He is not one of us that does not sing with Qur'an» ? I have heard from someone that there is another hadith which is opposite to this, ie, «He is not one of us that sings with Qur'an» , and, accordingly, he replied that acting upon both hadiths indicates dislike of singing with Qur'an. Is this true? Answer: Muslim narrated from Abu Hurayrah, he said: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said: «He is not one of us that does not sing with Qur'an" ; others added ‘spoke out of it.' Al-Hakim reported it in his book (Al-Mustadrak) through Saad bin Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, and said that it is of sound narration, but they did not narrate it through this chain. It was also reported in the Musnad of Abd ibn Hamid, and the Musnad of Al-Qadaa'i.