Touching Quran without Ablution (Wudu)

Touching Quran without Ablution (Wudu) ~ Hi all readers! For Muslims, the Quran is a holy book that must be respected. The reason is, that the Quran contains the words of Allah. One popular way to respect the Quran is that someone who does not have wudu is forbidden from touching it. But the discussion about it is not simple. There are some things about that we should know about. That’s why I wrote this article. So, if you want to know about it, then you should read this article to the end!

Okay! Before I explain a few things about touching the Quran without ablution (wudu), I want to explain, that the argument forbid touching the Quran without ablution (wudu) is based on the seventy-ninth verse of surah al-Waqiah. The verse I mean is as follows;

لَّا يَمَسُّهُۥٓ إِلَّا ٱلۡمُطَهَّرُونَ

None touch it except the purified. (Al-Waqiah [56]; 79).

There is a difference of opinion between experts in Islamic law about the meaning of “None touch it.” Does the word “it” refer to the Quran as we see it or refer to the Quran in the Lauh Mahfud?

For Islamic law experts who argue that the word “it” is the Quran as we see it, then they say that people who are impure, such as those who have no ablution, are having a childbirth, menstruation, etc., then they should not touch the Quran. As for the experts in Islamic law who argue that the word “it” is the Quran in the Lauh Mahfudh, then the word “ ٱلۡمُطَهَّرُونَ ” is the angels. They say that according to the word of Allah;

فِي صُحُفٖ مُّكَرَّمَةٖ ١٣ مَّرۡفُوعَةٖ مُّطَهَّرَةِۢ ١٤ بِأَيۡدِي سَفَرَةٖ ١٥ كِرَامِۢ بَرَرَةٖ ١٦

[It is recorded] in honored sheets [13] Exalted and purified [14] [Carried] by the hands of messenger-angels [15] Noble and dutiful [16]. (Abasa [80]; 13-16).

But, despite differences of opinion about the meaning of the word “it”, all experts in Islamic law agree that people who do not have wudoo must not touch the Quran. And, even though what is meant by the word “it” is the Quran in the Lawh Mahfudh, which cannot be touched except by holy beings (angels), then the Koran in the world must not be touched except by people those who are holy, who have ablution and do not have great traditions. That’s the analogy.

But there is one important thing I want to say here, that there are some legal experts who allow unholy people to touch the Quran. But what needs to be understood in relation to that is, that it does not apply in every condition. That only applies if it is done in the context of learning.

That is a brief explanation about touching Quran without ablution (wudu). Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!

I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

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