A menstruating woman touching the Quran for necessity
Fatwa No: 136496

Question

What is the ruling on reciting the Quran (which entails physically touching a printed copy (Mus’haf)) during menstruation or past-partum bleeding in cases of necessity when a woman is a student or a teacher?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alyhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said: "There is no harm in reciting the Quran for the woman who is in menstruation or post-partum bleeding if there is a need for this such as being a teacher or a student who is memorizing the Quran. However, reciting Quran (by touching the Mus’haf) merely for the sake of reward should not be done by a woman who is in menstruation or post-partum bleeding. This is because many scholars, most of them in fact, believe that it is impermissible for a woman who is menstruating to recite the Quran from a printed copy (Mus’haf) if it entails touching it."

Allaah Knows best.

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