Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch
What is the Hanafi ruling regarding chewing paan (Beetle nut and paan leaf) while reciting the Quran?
Does it invalidate your wudu? Is it permissible to chew while reciting the Quran?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate
It is considered against the etiquettes of recitation of the Qur’an to eat, drink, speak, or anything that would prevent someone from focusing on the recitation. [al-Nawawi, al-Tibyan]
Chewing paan does not invalidate the ritual ablution (wudu). [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]
If tobacco is added to the pan, it would be prohibitively disliked to consume. [al-Nahlawi, al-Durar al-Mubaha]
I hope this helps.
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani