Woman Reciting or Listening to Qur’aan While Unclean

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Q: When a woman is unclean can she do the following:
1. Listen to Quran on MP3.
2. Recite darood.
3. Recite istagfaar
4. Recite verses of Quran from her memory.
5. Can she recite this silently and audibly?

A: A woman in the unclean state may listen to the Qur’aan, recite Isitghfaar, and recite Durood. However, she cannot recite the Qur’aan both audibly and inaudibly.

( يمنع صلاة … وقراءة قرآن ) بقصده… ( ولا بأس ) لحائض وجنب ( بقراءة أدعية ومسها وحملها وذكر الله تعالى وتسبيح ) (الدر المختار 1/293)

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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