Is Unholy Person (Not Having Wudu) Allowed to Touch Quran? ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain one law of activity that is always related to Muslims. The activity that I mean is touching Quran. Quran as the word of Allah has a very special status in Islam. Aside from being the main guideline in life, it is also one of the things that are sacred, in fact, it is one of the greatest miracles of the Prophet Muhammad. The question that I want to convey is, can anyone who has not had a cleansing, or is not in a holy state, touch it?
As always, before I answer the question above, I will present some of the hadiths related to our discussion
Hadith About Touching Quran
The hadith about touching Quran that I mean is as follows:
عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ أَبِيْ بَكْرٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ : أَنَّ فِيْ الْكِتَابِ الَّذِيْ كَتَبَهُ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لِعَمْرُو بْنِ حَزْمٍ : أَنْ لَا يَمَسَّ الْقُرْآنَ إِلَّا طَاهِرٌ
From Abdullah bin Abi Bakar radliyallahu anhu, “Verily in the book written by the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam to Amru bin Hazm there is a statement, “Surely it should not touch the Qur’an except the holy person (already ablution).”
All readers! If we observe the hadith above, then we understand that people who are not holy (not yet introverted) should not touch the Quran. Thus, if we are in a state of impurity, for example after we fart, urinate, defecate, etc., then we should not touch the Quran.
But is it permissible for unholy people to read the Quran?
There is a huge difference between touching Quran and reading Quran. We can interpret touching Quran as a process of our bodies, both hands, cheeks, stomach, etc., which touch Quran. But reading the Quran is our eyes seeing the verses of the Qur’an and oral we say it. Then what is the answer to this second question?
Before I answer the second question, please note the two hadiths below!
عَنْ عَلِيٍّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : كَانَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يُقْرِئُنَا الْقُرْآنَ مَا لَمْ يَكُنْ جُنُبًا . رَوَاهُ أَحْمَدُ وَالْخَمْسَةُ
From Ali radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam once recited the Quran to us as long as he was not junub (as long as he was in a holy state).” The hadith is narrated by Ahmad and five people (Ahmad, Abu Daud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa’i, Ibn Majah).