Is it permissible to read the Qur’an during the time of menses?

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Is it permissible to read the Qur’an during the the time of mensis? plz give the answer with quotations from the Qur’an and hadith because i kno a woman who is from the ehle-hadith/IRF and she said that she reads the Qur’an during this period.. i want to give her the right answer in the appropriate manner.


(Fatwa: 722/605/B=1432)

Almighty Allah says in the holy Quran:
لَّا يَمَسُّهُ إِلَّا الْمُطَهَّرُونَ [الواقعة : 79]
This ayat includes both who are clean from hadas-e-asghar (minor impurity) and hadas-e-akbar (major impurity). Also it is mentioned in hadith that Hadhrat Hakim ibn Hizam (رضى الله تعالى عنه) narrated: The holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) sent me towards Yemen and said:
لا تمس القرآن إلا وأنت طاهر . رواه الحاكم فى المستدرك وقال صحيح الاسناد .
Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Umar (رضى الله تعالى عنه) narrates that the holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
لا يمس القرآن إلا طاهر . رواه الطبرانى فى الكبير و رجاله موثقون .
In both these hadiths, the word of Tahir (clean) includes both taharah sughra (general state of cleanness) and taharah kubra (wudhu). Another hadith says:
عن ابن عمر عن النبى صلى الله علهي وسلم قال: لا تقرأ الحائض ولا الجنب شيئا من القرآن . اخرجه الترمذى .
In the light of these marfu hadiths, Hadhrat Imam Malik, Hadhrat Imam Abu Hanifa, Hadhrat Imam Shafi’i, and most of the scholar of Fiqh (رحمهم الله) have ruled that it is necessary to be pak (clean) from both types of impurities for touching the holy Quran.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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