Fatwa ID: 03962
Answered by: Maulana Irfan Ali
Would it be considered disrespectful to listen to Quran while studying?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
One of the fundamental rights of the Quran is that when it is read, it is listened to attentively. If one is involved in such studying where there is no verbal communication whilst the Quran is playing and the individual is listening quietly and attentively, it will be permissible. However, if one is engrossed in his work to such an extent there is no attentiveness in listening, then it will be impermissible.
The Quran mentions, "So when the Quran is recited listen attentively and silently so that mercy may be upon you".
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Irfan Ali
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
 Surah al Araaf verse 204