Q: Is it permissible for me to hold the Quran when I am praying?
A: It is permissible to hold the Mushaf/Quran to read from during prayer and required if you have not memorized any portion thereof in order to perform it as prescribed. Source: Sharh al-Muntaha
This answer was collected from HanbaliDisciples.com. The questions have been answered by Imam John Starling.