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Reciting Quran from computer screen during menses and sleeves too tight to wash for wudu

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if a sister is having monthy period while going through the net, can she read quran on the computer?

if a sister`s sleeves are very tight while performing ablution the sleeve doesnot go until the end of elbow, can she wipe the sleeve with water, in that case wudu is valid or not?

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Your Question: if a sister is having monthy period while going through the net, can she read quran on the computer?
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 56 Surah Waqiah verse 77-79:

That this is a Glorious Quran,  inscribed in a well-guarded Book,  which none can touch,  except the purified.

 

Although the above Aayah is meant to state how the Quran is honored by the noble angels in the heavens;  the scholars have opined that just as the Quran is honored in the heavens by the angels,  so should it be honored on the earth…. And thus,  one should touch it only when one is pure and clean.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 222:


They ask about the monthly periods (of the women).  Say (O Prophet), “It is a state of impurity;  so keep apart from the women during their monthly periods and do not go near them (sexual intercourse) until they are clean.”

 

According to most scholars, one who is physically impure (because of sex or menstruation) should not touch the Qur'an. This ruling is based on a hadith from Hadrat Ali (r.a.), in which he stated that nothing kept the Messenger of Allah (saws), from touching the Qur'an save being sexually impure.

 

To the best of our knowledge, there is no authentic narrations of the Messenger of Allah (saws) where he explicitly forbade the menstruating women to touch the Holy Quran.   But it is a consensus of the scholars, who have given their opinion in light of the above aayahs of the Holy Quran and the practice of the Messenger of Allah (saws), that a person who is affected by a major impurity which requires a ‘ghusl’ or a full bath, should not touch the Quran.

 

Because a person does not actually physically touch the computer screen while reading, there is no harm if a menstruating women happens to read the verses of the Glorious Quran from the internet, etc.

 

Your Question: if a sister`s sleeves are very tight while performing ablution the sleeve doesnot go until the end of elbow, can she wipe the sleeve with water, in that case wudu is valid or not?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 6 (part):

6        O ye who believe!  When ye prepare for prayer wash your faces and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles.

 

Allah commands the believers, men and women, to WASH one’s hands upto the elbows as a pre-condition to offering one’s prayers.  Thus if a sister’s sleeves are very tight and it is not possible to roll up the sleeve upto the elbow, to fulfill the condition of wudu she would be required to pour enough water over her sleeves whereby the skin below her sleeves would be completely wet and nothing between the fingers of the hand and the elbows of the arm would remain dry.

Simply wiping over the sleeves with water, without making sure that the hand upto the elbow is completely wet would not suffice the conditions of wudu.  

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

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