Listening to Qur’an While Solving Math Problems

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked about listening to the Qur’an while doing something else. I pray this note finds you in the best of spirits insha Allah Alhamdulillah, I love Islam and try my best to practice it in the best way possible. In my eagerness to do more at the same time, I sometimes […]

Qur’an Application on a Smartphone: Can I Touch My Smartphone Without Ablution?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is it necessary for a person to have wudu if they want to use a Quran app on a smartphone? Does the same rule that applies to touching a mushaf apply to touching the phone while the Quran is open on the device? Answer: assalamu `alaykum The answer to […]

Advising Those Who Don’t Handle the Qur’an With Proper Etiquette

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: I personally follow typical etiquette with the Qur’an with regards to reading, placement, etc (i.e. not leaving it on the floor, not having other objects or books of another kind above a placed Qur’an). My brother however tends to leave stuff on my Qur’an and says a little vaguely […]

Carrying a Small Copy of the Qur’an

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is carrying or keeping a small quran on your person permissible?   Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. The basis of dealing with the book of Allah is with reverence. Allah Most High says, “And whosoever venerates God’s waymarks, that is of the […]

Qur’an Application on an iPhone: Can I Touch My iPhone Without Ablution?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: I recently downloaded the Quran application onto my iPhone and have the entire Qur’an saved both in audio and digital forms. I have two questions: Firstly, do I need to have Wudu in order to touch my iPhone, or is wudu required only when the app is open? […]

Placing the Qur’an on the Floor: Not Permissible

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: Regarding the Quran, are there any explicit sayings from the Quran itself, hadith, or scholars regarding placing it on the floor or low places? Answer: assalamu `alaykum I pray you are well. There are many general proofs for the impermissibility of placing the Qur’an on the floor, or treating […]

Etiquette of Reading and Handling the Qur’an

Answered by Imam Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Qurtubi Question: What is the etiquette of reading and handling the Qur’an? Answer: Imam Muhammad ibn Ahmad Qurtubi says in al-Jami’ li ahkam al-Qur’an [Taken from Reliance of the Traveler] It is the inviolability of the Qur’an: 1. not to touch the Qur’an except in the state of ritual […]

Qur’an Software Application & Entering the Toilet

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: Would you be able to tell me about the permissibility of having iphone applications like the Quran or Tafsir on one’s phone. What if I have to visit the lavatory and I have no place to leave my phone during these times except in my trouser or jacket pocket? […]