124657: Reading Qur’aan for one who is lying down in bed

What is the ruling on reading Qur’aan from the Mus-haf whilst lying down in bed for a person who is not suffering from any health or physical problem?.

Published Date: 2008-11-27
Praise be to Allaah.

There is nothing wrong with reading from the Mus-haf whilst lying down.  

Al-Bukhaari (7549) and Muslim (301) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to lie in ‘Aa’ishah’s lap and recite Qur’aan. 

Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Sharh Saheeh Muslim

This indicates that it is permissible to read Qur’aan when reclining and lying down. End quote. 

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan said: 

There is nothing wrong with reading the Qur’aan when lying down, whether one is lying on a bed or on the ground. There is nothing wrong with that. A person may recite Qur’aan whatever position he is in, standing or sitting or reclining, and whether he has wudoo’ or is in a state of minor impurity, if he is reciting from memory. But if he is reading from the Mus-haf, then it is not permissible for the one who does not have wudoo’ to touch the Mus-haf unless he has done wudoo’. End quote. 

Al-Muntaqa min Fataawa al-Fawzan

And Allaah knows best.

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