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Is Wudu Needed to Read the Qur’an on the Computer?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Albalagh.net

Is Wudu Needed to Read the Qur’an on the Computer?

By Ml. Imraan Vawda


Q.) I understand that it’s compulsory to do wudu for touching the Qur’an but is it necessary to do so while reading as well – even on the computer? Also can I read the Qur’an on the computer during the menstrual days – as I am not physically touching it? [S. Khan]

A.) If a person is reciting the Qur’an from the computer, and one is not touching the screen, then wudu is not necessary. It would however be better to be in a state of wudu.

During menses, a woman may not recite the Qur’an, even though she is not touching it. The same applies to the computer.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

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