Q: السلام عليكم
1)Can I read Quran from my phone without wudu?
2)Can I read Quran from my phone if i can’t pray ?
3)Can I finish my khatma Quran if i can’t pray ,reading it from my phone ?
Jazakum Allah kair
Time: Saturday August 13, 2011 at 11:18 am
Answers: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
Option 1: You can read the Quran from your phone without whudu, so long as you are not touching the phone while the quran application is running. Same with laptop and pc.
Option 2: Due to the prevalence of of such applications, there are scholars that allow you read from an iphone like application without whudu, so long as you are not touching the quranic (arabic) portion.
Regarding option 2, i feel option 2 should only be utilized as an exception and not as a rule. For example, a person that cannot keep their whudu due to an illness, yet they must read the Quran to keep it in memory, etc. in such an instance the iphone would be an option. Respect and nobility towards the quran remains essential. Touching it without whudu can gradually reduce the value of the Quran in true believers, something a believer cannot afford to do.
Answer2: If you are in the state of janabah (major impurity-hadase akbar), you cannot touch nor read the quran. If the Quran must be read, it can be read in the mind, so long as the tongue is not moving and you do not have the application open while you are touching the phone. Allah has made matters easy for people that are in the state of impurity, therefore they should read some other tasbeeh. Allah (SWT) is Kind and He would reward you based on the purity of your intention and good actions.
Answer3: same as A2
Allah Certainly Knows Best.
p.s. listening to the Quran is also rewarding, likewise, read tafseer of authentic scholars if you are in a state that limits you to read Quran. Merely do not touch the Quranic (arabic) parts, just read the tafseer and enjoy listening.