This is an excellent thread. Thank you very much. Though the following passage from the article is difficult to understand:
http://www.sunniforum.com/forum/show...zing-the-Quran- Don’t sway back and forth, though is very tempting (it’s actually against the sunnah)
With the rhythmic tone of the Qur’an one is tempted to physically keep up with this tone i.e. to sway back and forth. Some take this to the extra step, where entering upon a room full of huffaz (plural of ‘hafiz’) studying can actually be scary for the first time visitor! Some claim this to help them memorize and/or see this as a sign of ikhlaas (sincerity), because it seems as if one is deeply engrossed in the Qur’an, though the sunnah suggests otherwise.
Why is it against sunnah, just because first time visitor may get scared? After all swaying pretty much becomes unavoidable when there are many students in the same room; voices are get all mixed up in the air - so the swaying actually puts students into their unique phase when they can concentrate on their own voice and recitations. It's not dancing per se, nor is it something unlawful, rather it is very delightful and relaxing exercise that children love and get encouraged by; then how is it against sunnah or why should it be labeled as such?