Reading an Islamic book with Aayaat from the Qur’an without wudhu

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Q: If one is reading an Islamic book that happens to have an ayat of the Quran in it, does one need to have wudhu to read this book? I am reading a book on the fundamentals of Islam and there are a few verses from the Quran throughout this book. Do I need to have wudhu to read this book or can I read this book without wudhu as long as I do not touch the verses that are written?


A: You can read the book without wudhu provided you do not touch the verses of the Qur’an.

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

لا يجوز مس المصحف كله المكتوب وغيره بخلاف غيره فإنه لا يمنع إلا مس المكتوب كذا ذكره في السراج الوهاج (البحر الرائق 1/ 211)

فتاوى محمودية 7/ 121

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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