Touching Quran without Ablution (Wudu)

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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 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 Quran without wudu (ablution), I want to explain, that the argument that forbids touching Quran without ablution (wudu) is based on the seventy-ninth verse of surah al-Waqiah.

Quranic Verse About Touching Quran without Ablution (Wudu)

The Quranic 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?

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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

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