Touching the Mus-haf (copy of the

Q 1: To show the high status of the Qur'an, Allah (Exalted be He) says: Which (that Book with Allâh) none can touch but the purified. Is it prohibited to touch the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur'an) without having performed Wudu' (ablution)?

A: It is not permissible to touch the Mus-haf with no barrier unless the person is in a state of Taharah (ritual purification), whether of major or minor ritual impurity. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: None should touch the Qur'an except one who is Tahir (ritually pure). It is not permissible for a Junub (person in a state of post-sexual ritual impurity) to recite the Qur'an from a Mus-haf or by heart because the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not recite the Qur'an while he was in this state.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.