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4643: Menstruating woman touching a CD-ROM containing the Qur’aan and reading Qur’aan from it

I have just read one of your answers which says that a menstruating woman may not touch the Quran as she is not in the state of purity.
I have a CD-ROM called Alim which contains the complete Quran and Hadith.
Am I allowed to read the Qur'an on my computer as I am not physically touching the book, and would I be allowed to touch the CD-ROM considering the information that the disc holds?
Jazak Allah Khairun

Published Date: 1999-07-14

Praise be to Allaah.

Wa ‘alaykum al-salaam wa rahmat-Allaahi wa barakaatuhu.

Given that no Qur’aan appears on the surface of the CD-ROM, the rulings concerning the Mushaf do not apply to it, as is also the case with Qur’aan recorded on audio cassettes. On this basis, there is nothing wrong with you running this CD-ROM and reading Qur’aan from the screen. As for ahaadeeth, the menstruating woman is permitted to touch the books of Hadeeth and to read from them. And Allaah knows best.

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Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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