Is it permissible to touch the Qur’an without wudhu?

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Q: A muslim brother of mine who is becoming an Alim told me that according to Imam Malik, you are allowed to touch the qur’an under some circumstances without wudhu, reciting the qur’an by touching it and looking inside without wudhu, is this true?


A: According to us, this is not allowed.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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