Qur'an: Recitation without
Q550 :Is it permissible to recite the Qur'an or
glorify Allah while lying in bed and without ablution?
A550 : Allah describes His good servants who believe
in Him as "those who remember Allah when they are standing, seated, or
in a reclined position and meditate on the creation of the heavens and
the earth" (3;191). The phrase "remember Allah" has a very wide meaning
in Islamic terminology, which includes the recitation of the Qur'an and
the praising and glorification of Allah, making supplication, etc.
Moreover, the Prophet has taught us some supplication to say when we go
to bed. Therefore, the answer to your question is that it is perfectly
permissible. It is recommended to have ablution before one goes to bed
and before one recites the Qur'an or glorifies Allah or does any act of
His remembrance. When we say this is recommended, we actually say that
it is not obligatory. Therefore, it is permissible to do all that
without having an ablution. It is not permissible, however, to recite
the Qur'an from memory or to hold the Qur'an when one is in a state of
ceremonial impurity i.e. Janabah.
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