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asked 1514 Mercifulservant's gravatar image

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

Recitation of the Qur'an by heart without touching it does not need "Wudu". But being in the state of Wudu is compulsory for everyone who touches it. Allah Says (interpretation of meaning) in this concern {Which (that Book with Allah) None can touch but the purified." [56:79]. The purification referred to in this verse contain the purification from both ritual impurities, i.e. major impurity and minor impurity as well. The Prophet sallallahu allahi wa salam wrote a letter to the people of Yemen in which he mentioned "No one should touch the Qur'an except being in the state of ritual purity".

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answered 1.6k313 sadie's gravatar image

Thank you for the answer.

(Apr 05 '13 at 06:29) Mercifulservant Mercifulservant's gravatar image

It is not compulsory/you do not have to make wudu to read the Quran. Although it is liked to read the Quran on wudu based on the Prophet's (peace and blessings be upon Him) saying:

إِنِّي كَرِهْتُ أَنْ أَذْكُرَ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِلاَّ عَلَى طُهْرٍ

I disliked remembering Allah except in the state of purification

Sunan Abi Dawood

But it is not compulsory, and there is no Ayah or authentic Hadith that prevents those not on wudu' from reading the Quran. As for the commonly quoted Ayah:

لَّا يَمَسُّهُ إِلَّا الْمُطَهَّرُونَ

None touch it except the pure

Surat Al Waqi'ah Ayah 79

This Ayah is quoted out of context, and does not say that one has to be on wudu to read the Quran. Furthermore it is narrated that at times the Prophet used to come out of the toilet and read the Quran, without making wudu, and nothing would prevent him from reading it except for Janaba, Source.

Furthermore Sheikh Al Albani didn't see any harm in reciting the Quran while Junub, the same with Ashawkani, and Ibn Abbas. Furthermore there is no authentic Hadith which prevents those on Janabah or those (women) menstruating from reading the Quran.

Source n1. This is the main source of my answer, Source.

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answered 31877 Al%20Ummat's gravatar image
edited Apr 05 '13 at 04:50

Thanks for the answer.

(Apr 05 '13 at 06:30) Mercifulservant Mercifulservant's gravatar image

The best is to be in wudhu

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