Qur'an: Reading without ablution

Q548 :Is it allowed to hold one's copy of the Qur'an and read it without ablution? Is it permissible to put it close to where one sleeps?


A548 : Whenever you wish to read the Qur'an or to glorify Allah, you are strongly recommended to have ablution. Indeed a Muslims is recommended to have ablution at all times. However, if you are in a place where it is inconvenient to have ablution, but have time to read the Qur'an, you may go ahead and read it, even if you hold a copy of the Qur'an in your hand. Some people suggest that this is not permissible, but the weightier opinion is that it is. As I say, it is infinitely better to have ablution, but if you cannot, then you commit no offense, if you read the Qur'an or hold it in your hand when you do not have ablution. As long as you put the Qur'an in a place where it is not ill-used, you can keep it anywhere. Many people would like to have a copy of the Qur'an, near to where they sleep. That is appropriate, provided they do not have it for their protection or blessing. Protection is granted by Allah and blessing is derived from reading the Qur'an and implementing it.


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