Ablution for touching Qur`an on iPAD

Shortened Question:

Is it permissible to touch the frame or the covering screen through which a Quranic verse is displayed?


Asalamu Alykum

It is permissible to recite the Glorious Qur`an from the computer or any other electronic or digital device[1]. However, one must have ablution (wudhu) in order to touch the verses of Qur`an on the screen.[2]

the above is a answer on your website. I have an IPAD where the ayat are written on the LCD screen but this is covered by another screen which is a touch cover.. as an example if an Ayat was in a frame do you still need wudu. Do i still need wudu


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

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

It is better and cautious to have ablution when touching the covering screen or frame of a device on which verses of the Glorious Qur’an are displayed[1].

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hanif Yusuf Patel

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.





لا يمسّه إلا المطهّرون

[Al-Quran 56:79]

لا يجوز لمحدث مس مصحف إلا بغلافه المنفصل لا المتصل في الصحيح

[Majma` al-Anhur, 1: 42 (at-Taharah), Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah Beirut; Radd al-Muhtar ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar, 1: 173, H. M. Saeed Company; an-Nahr al-Fa`iq, 1: 134, Maktabah Imdadiyah Multan]

كذا الوضوء فرض "لمس المصحف ولو آية" مكتوبة على درهم أو حائط لقوله تعالى: {لا يَمَسُّهُ إِلَّا الْمُطَهَّرُونَ} وسواء الكتابة والبياض وقال بعض مشايخنا إنما يكره للمحدث مس الموضع المكتوب دون الحواشي لأنه لم يمس القرآن حقيقة والصحيح أن مسها كمس المكتوب ولو بالفارسية يحرم مسه إتفاقا على الصحيح

[Hashiyah at-Tahtawi ala Maraqi al-Falah Sharh Nur al-Idhah, 1: 126, Dar Quba`]

وكذا لا يجوز له وضع الأصابع على الورق المكتوب فيه لأنه تبع له وكذا مس شيئ مكتوب فيه شيئ من القرآن من لوح أو درهم أو غير ذلك إذا كان آية تامة إلا بصُرّته. وأما كتب التفسير، فلا يجوز له مس موضع القرآن منها وله أن يمس غيره بخلاف المصحف لأن جميع ذلك تبع له والكل من الجوهرة

[Al-lubab fi Sharh al-Kitab, 2: 88, Dar al-basha`ir al-Islamiyyah and Dar as-Siraj]

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