Holding Qur’an App Without Wudhu


Dear Mufti

I hope you are well, I wish to know if it is permissible to hold a quran app on a smart phone with out wudu.


In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Respected Sister

It is permissible for one to handle a mobile phone that has a Quran application stored on it without wudhu.[1] However one should abstain from taking the mobile phone with the Quran application stored on it into a bathroom or toilet, out of respect and reverence for the Holy Quran.

And Allah Ta‘ala knows best
Mufti Luqman Hansrot
Fatwa Dept.

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[1] مَالا يجوز للْجنب ان يَفْعَله… وَالثَّالِث أَن يمس مُصحفا الا فِي غلاف
النتف في الفتاوى، ص31، دار الفرقان

وَلَوْ كَانَ رُقْيَةً فِي غِلَافٍ مُتَجَافٍ عَنْهُ لَمْ يُكْرَهْ دُخُولُ الْخَلَاءِ بِهِ وَالِاحْتِرَازُ عَنْ مِثْلِهِ أَفْضَلُ

تبيين الحقائق، ج1، ص58، المطبعة الكبرى الأميرية

وَلَوْ كَانَتْ رُقْيَةٌ فِي غِلَافٍ مُتَجَافٍ لَمْ يُكْرَهْ دُخُولُ الْخَلَاءِ بِهِ وَالِاحْتِرَازُ عَنْ مِثْلِهِ أَفْضَلُ، كَذَا فِي فَتْحِ الْقَدِيرِ وَفِي الْخُلَاصَةِ لَوْ كَانَ عَلَى خَاتَمِهِ اسْمُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى يُجْعَلُ الْفَصُّ إلَى بَاطِنِ الْكَفِّ
البحر الرائق، ج1، ص213، دار الكتاب الإسلامي

رُقْيَةً فِي غِلَافٍ مُتَجَافٍ لَمْ يُكْرَهْ دُخُولُ الْخَلَاءِ بِهِ، وَالِاحْتِرَازُ أَفْضَلُ

رد المحتار، ج1، ص178، دار الفكر