Can small children handel quran with out ablution

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Assalamualikum, My Son is 7 years old and had just started reading quran with teacher. Is it compulsory that he do wahu to read it. Also can infant touch the quran. Jazakumullah Khair


In principle, a small child (not mature) is allowed to handle the Qur’aan
without Wudhu (ablution). (Shaami vol.1 pg.173; HM Saeed)

However, they should be encouraged to perform Wudhu even from a tender age
so that this conscience may always remain with them.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

for: Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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