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['Aalim Network QR] Respect for the Quran

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Salamun 'Alaykum

The following question was kindly answered by Dr. Takim.

Fee Amanillah,

Akil Karim
Acting Moderator for ABDG-A

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I am wanting to learn proper respect of Quran.  I have  heard things like
you must be with ablution to read Quran, and that it should not sit on
the floor.  Do these and any other respects that I am unaware of apply
to Quran translations as well as arabic and arabic/english(or other language)
versions also?


According to Ayatullah Seestani, we are not allowed to touch the actual
script of the Qur'an with any part of our body without performing ablution.
There is no harm in touching the translation of the Qur'an in any language
without wudhu.

You may read the Qur'an without wudhu if you do not touch the scripts. So
when a lady is in a state of haidh, she is allowed to recite the Qur'an but
not touch the words. It is makruh (but not forbidden) to recite more than 7
verses when in haidh or Janabat.

Ayatullah Seestani also adds that  based on obligatory precaution, it is not
allowed to touch the name of Allah without wudhu, regardless of the language
it may be written in. It is also better not to touch the names of the
Prophet, the Imams and Bibi Fatima without wudhu also.

See Islamic laws explained p. 56

Ayatullah al-Khu'i further adds that even the attributes (sifat) of Allah
should not be touched without wudhu. See MInhaj vol. 1, pg 50

Also the Qur'an should be treated with extreme respect, no act should be
done which the urf (masses) may consider violating the sanctity of the 

Wasalaam 'Alaykum,

Liyakatali Takim

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