Can a Menstruating Woman Touch the Quran?

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Fatwa ID: 03919

Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu



Assalamu alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh

Can a menstruating woman hold the Qur'an?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



It is not permissible for a woman to read or hold the Holy Qur´an except with a piece of cloth which is not attached to her body.[1]


Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sumeyye Sofu

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] al-Hidayah p.114 v.1 Maktabatul Bushra


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