Touching Islamic Software Without Ablution
Fatwa No: 81869

  • Fatwa Date:7-7-2000 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 5, 1421
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Assalamualaikum, I'm 19 years old. In this cyber world there are new inventions that we never imagined. I want to know if the CD-ROM that contains al-Qur'an is the same as the Mus'haf (the book of al-Qur'an). I mean must we make ablutions (Wudu) before touching it or place it in a high
place?. Thanks!


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

A group of scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them issued a Fatwa stating that the ruling concerning the Mushaf (the Arabic copy of the Quran) does not apply to a cassette or any object used to record the Quran in regard to the prohibition of touching them without ablution.

Allah knows best.

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