Can I Recite the Qur’an From My Phone During Prayer?


Can I recite the Qur’an from my phone during prayer?


Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

I pray you are well.

Reading the Qur’an from your phone would invalidate the prayer in the Hanafi school. You should learn some Qur’an. That is better for you in the long term. [Shurunbulali, Nur al-Idah]

Initially, all you need to know is one verse from the Fatiha. This can be learned in a few minutes. Then work up to learning the entire Fatiha.

One you know it, learn three short verses, such as the first three of Sura al-Rahman [Qur’an, 55:1-3] They contain familiar words and can be learned easily in one sitting. This amount is sufficient for the prayer.

Get a friend to help. It might be a struggle, but those who struggle for Allah are guided to the ways that lead to a closeness to Him. It is worth it.

May Allah make us of the People of the Qur’an.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.