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Question: Asalaamualaikum, I have noticed alot of people reading Qur’aan on their phones and tablets. Is this permissible? what is the ruling regarding touching it’s screen without Wudhu? Your answer will be highly appreciated



السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

حامدًا وّمصليًا وّمسلمًا

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


It will be permissible to read the Noble Qur’aan on mobile phones. However, it will be better to read the Qur’aan from the Mushaf.

Care should be taken as not to put the mobile on the floor nor take it in into the toilet etc when the application is open. Furthermore, with regards to touching the Ayaat on the mobile phone one must have Wudhu when touching the screen. However, if the application is closed then there will not be any harm in touching the screen without Wudhu.


1.وقال فى رد المحتار: قوله: ومسه: أى القرآن ولو فى لوح أو درهم أو حائط لكن لا يمنع الا من مس المكتوب، بخلاف المصحف فلا يجوز مس الجلد وموضوع البياض منه {ص488ج1 – كتاب الطهارة/ باب الحيض، زكريا}

  1. وقال فى البحر:وتعبير المصنف بمس القرآن أولى من تعبير غيره بمس المصحف لشمول كلامه ما اذا مس لوحاً مكتوباً عليه آية وكذا الدرهم والحائط، وتقييده بالسورة فى الهداية اتفاقي بل المراد الآية لكن لا يجوز مس المصحف كله المكتوب وغيره بخلاف غيره فانه لا يمنع إلا مس المكتوب {ص349ج1- كتاب الطهارة/باب الحيض، مكتبة رشيدية}


And Allaah Ta’ala knows best

 Answered by:

Musayyab Sahib

16th Shawwaal 1437

21 July 2016


Checked and Approved by:

[Mufti] Muhammad Irshad Motara

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