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 […]

Can You Touch Partial Verses of the Qur’an Without Wudu?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: If a Quranic verse has not been written out in full, can a person touch it without wudhu? Answer: wa `alaykum assalam A person in a state of ritual impurity cannot directly touch a complete verse of the Qur’an. [Birgivi, Dhukhr al-Muta’ahilin] Further, if the verse of the Qur’an […]

Why Can’t A Menstruating Woman Touch the Qur’an? Islam’s Perspective on Menstruation

Answered by Ustadha Umm Ihsan Question: I was hoping that perhaps you could help me understand why a menstruating women is not allowed to touch a Qur’an, or I suppose more so why a menstruating women is deemed “impure.” Somehow it has been bothering me that all women would be considered impure for so many […]

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? […]