Isaal e Thawab with the Quran
What is the ruling of doing Isaal e Thawab with the Quran according to the scholars?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
According to all four madhabs, to do a physical act of worship (ibaadat badaniya), e.g., recital of the Quran, zikr, etc., then ask Allah (SWT) to grant its reward to the deceased is permissible, and the reward will reach the dead. Nevertheless, one should abstain from any innovations.
Esal Thawab par Aik Tahqiqi Nazar: p. 61 (Maktaba Maseehul Ummat Deoband wa Banglore)
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham