Reciting or Touching Quran with Blood on One’s Clothing

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


If there is a large amount of blood on my clothing, can I use my phone if there is a Quranic verse on it?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

The presence of impurity on one’s clothing is not a factor that would prevent one from being able to recite or touch a Quranic verse.

If one is in a ritual state of purity (i.e., they have wudu), they are permitted to touch the Quranic verse. [Maydani, al-Lubab fi Sharh al-Kitab]

If, however, the impurity is in such a place that would come in contact with the Quranic verse or be very close to it — propriety would dictate to avoid such a situation by either changing one’s garments or sitting in a way where the impurities are far away from the Quranic verses.

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[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom Seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences.

He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he studied for three years in Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most outstanding scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib.

In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.