Performing Ablution Before Reading Quran
Fatwa No: 82149

Question

Is it obligatory to perform wudu before reading the qur'an, because if i don't peform it i am still on my tahara because the najasa is another thing?

Answer

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.

The recitation of the Quran from one’s memory (in one’s heart) does not need ablution, but it is an obligation on the one who touches it to perform ablution. Allah Says (what means): {In a Register well-protected; None touch it except the purified.} [Quran 56:78-79]

The purification referred to in this verse comprises the purification from all ritual impurities.

Allah knows best.

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