Thank you Brother for explaining why a woman should not recite aloud. Fortunately the majority of the time I pray I am alone in the house or just my parents are in ear shot. Though I don't recite that loud for them to hear. I am always fairly soft spoken in general, and I really don't like shouting. I did suspect a woman's voice may be too...enticing when singing/reciting, odd though that men can recite loudly when women are around who are not their sisters, wives or daughters...(or are they?) Some men do have fantastic voices when reciting the Qur'an.