Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 40264
Asked Country: Brazil

Answered Date: Mar 23,2018

Title: Touching a Tafseer kitaab without wudhu.



assalamualaikum mufti sahab


If I am not in a state of wudhu and I want to recite verses of quran then will it be permissible to take a tafsir book and recite the verses of Quran from there?? Because I heard that we can touch a tafsir book without wudhu.



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to hold a Tafsir book without wudhu if the tafsir is more than the words of the Qur’an and the actual words of the Qur’an are not touched.[i] It is advisable to make wudhu to read  Qur’an from the Qur’an and this is in keeping with the respect of the Qur’an[ii].

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Yusuf bin Moulana Abdur Rahim Khan

Student Darul Iftaa
Chatsworth, Durban, KZN, South Africa 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[i] احسن الفتاویٰ جلد ٢ ص ٢٧



[ii] [ii] بدائع الصنائع (1/ 140) 

قال صلى الله عليه و سلم [ لا صلاة إلا بوضوء ] ولا مس المصحف من غير غلاف عندنا وعند الشافعي : يباح له

 مس المصحف من غير غلاف وقاس المس على القراءة فقال : يجوز له القراءة فيجوز له المس

 ولنا قوله تعالى : { لا يمسه إلا المطهرون } وقول النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم : [ لا يمس القرآن إلا طاهر ]


مختصر القدوري (ص: 19) 

ولا يجوز لمحدث مس المصحف إلا أن يأخذه بغلافه


تحفة الفقهاء (1/ 31) 

وَلَا يُبَاح لَهُ مس الْمُصحف إِلَّا بغلافه وَكَذَا مس الدِّرْهَم الَّتِي كتب عَلَيْهَا الْقُرْآن


بدائع الصنائع (1/ 140) 

ولا مس كتاب التفسير لأنه يصير بمسه ماسا للقرآن


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