AN ALL-EMBRACING ETIQUETTE
There are many aadaab (etiquettes) of tilaawaat of the Qur’aan Shareef. I shall however mention one which is all-embracing. When you decide to recite the Qur’aan Shareef, think that you are doing so in response to a request by Allah Ta’ala. You will be reciting and Allah Ta’ala will be listening. When one has to recite for others, one will endeavour to put up one’s best performance. To a greater degree should this apply when reciting for Allah’s pleasure.
[Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat]