Touching without wudu: quran translation, tafseer, fiqh book

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by
Q1) What is the ruling on touching TRANSLATION ONLY (no Arabic) Qur’aan
without Wudhu?
Q2) What is the ruling on touching Tafseer& books of Fiqh etc. without
Wudhu where the Arabic Qur’aan content is significantly less than the
other (Tafseer, Fiqh) content?
Q3) What is the ruling on touching books of Hadeeth & Fiqh without


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

1) It is not permissible to touch translation only Quran without wudhu. [1]
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2) If the words of the Quran are more than that of the tafseer then it will not be permissible to touch the tafseer book without wudhu; otherwise it will be permissible as long as one does not touch the words of the Quran.   (Ahsanul Fatawa vol. 2 pg. 27 H.M. Saeed)

3) One may touch books of Hadith and Fiqh without wudhu; however, it is mustahab (preferable) to do wudhu before touching such books. [2]

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Faizal Riza

This answer was collected from, which is connected to Darul Ifta Australia, based in Melbourne, Australia.
It is operated by Mufti Faizal Riza, a student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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