Can one recite the Holy Quran on a mobile device during menstruation?

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Last Updated on 16th July 2021

Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa was asked:

1. about the issue of ladies reciting the Holy Quran on mobile devices during menstruation

Huzooraa, in a letter dated 14 January 2020, gave the following reply: 

1. “A woman may repeat the previously memorised portions of the Holy Quran by way of zikr [i.e. remembrance and reflection] in her heart during menstruation. Moreover, she may also read out a portion of it in order to teach it to children. However, she may not recite it in the regular manner. 

“Likewise, a woman is not allowed to recite the Holy Quran in the regular manner during menstruation using computers or mobile devices even though she would not be physically holding the Holy Quran. However, she can read the Holy Quran on such devices, for instance, to search for a reference or to provide someone with a reference. There is no issue with that.”

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