Touching the Quraan without wudhu

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Q: How can you say that wudu is required to read Quran (even on a mobile phone), while Allah has mentioned it (wudu) to have to perform salah, not for reading Quran. And our Prophet(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) has told us to be taahir (in purity). Is a Muslim not taahir without wudu. Is it not laying unrequired boundation which keeps millions of believers away from reciting the Quran that really inspires us to stick to the Deen, more than anything can, though I understand that it is better to have wudu always!


A: You may recite the Qur’aan without wudhu, but you cannot touch the Qur’aan without wudhu.

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


Answered by:

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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