Q: Is it permissible to touch the mushaf (a copy of the Qur’an) without wudu?
A: Due to a ḥadath (major or minor), it is impermissible to touch a copy of the Qurʾān or a portion thereof without a barrier though it can be carried without touching it and its pages turned with one’s sleeve or a stick. Whoever is required to make ghusl, including a woman during her monthly cycle, is prohibited from reciting a verse or more. Source: Sharh al-Muntaha, Umdat al-Talib
This answer was collected from HanbaliDisciples.com. The questions have been answered by Imam John Starling.