Is It Permissible For A Woman In Her Menstrual Period To Recite The Qur'an?


Is it permissible for a menstruating woman to recite the
Quran from the mobile phone or computer without actually touching the Mus-haf?


The majority of Muslim scholars and jurists maintain the
impermissibility for a woman in her menstrual period or in postpartum to recite
the Quran or to touch the Mus-haf (copy of the Quran). It is the recitation
itself that is prohibited regardless of the means.

Therefore, it is permissible for her to read from the
Mus-haf without touching it or to recall it in her head without uttering the
words. There is no harm if she looks at the Quranic verses on the mobile phone
or computer screen without uttering the words.

The Maliki scholars however, maintained the permissibility
for a woman in her menstrual period to recite the Quran regardless of the
reason of recitation (her fear of forgetting the Quran for example). And once the
menstrual period ceases she is not permitted to recite the Quran until she
takes a purificatory bath.

As for touching a copy of the Quran during the menstrual
period, though the majority of the Muslim scholars disallow it, the Maliki
scholars maintain its permissibility in case of a woman who learns or teaches
the Quran.

 And Allah knows best.

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