Touching Qur'an during menses
Fatwa No: 82380


Can woman recite Qur'an during menses, if she uses gloves while studying it in her classroom?


Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

A woman can recite the Qur'an from memory in her menstrual period without handling it, since touching it, directly in that period is prohibited. But one can touch it indirectly if he need to do, so such as a teacher who needs to teach or a student who has to learn or the person who wants to memorize it. The evidence for not touching the Qur'an in menstrual period is the saying of Allah: {Which (that Book with Allâh) none can touch but the purified} [56: 79]. In a Hadith that the Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) wrote to the people of YEMEN a letter in which he ordered: "no one should touch the Qur'an except a pure (TAHIR) person".
Allah knows best.

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