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Prayer without wudu.

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Assalamualikum brother,I have  aquestion that whether we muslims women can touch quran wearing gloves or recite the verses of holy quran orally during the period of menses plz help me out to know this answer n whether we can pray namaaz without doing wadu as here in country i live is now suffering from v v low temperature its below 10 degrees plz brother tell if it is permissible in islam i usually do this during fajr time n during magrib as it will be v cold.thanking you brother

 

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Prayer without wudu

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: .whether we muslims women can touch quran wearing gloves or recite the verses of holy quran orally during the period of menses plz help me out to know this answer

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 quoted 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 Glorious Quran is honored in the heavens by the Noble Angels of Allah, so should it be honored on the earth. And thus, one should touch it only when one is pure and clean.

 

According to most scholars, one who is physically unclean (because of sex, or menstruation, or post childbirth, etc.) should not physically touch the Glorious Quran. This 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 Quran save being sexually impure.

 

To the best of our knowledge, we have not come across any 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 impure, should not touch the Quran.

 

All the scholars and major schools of thought in Islam are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that there is absolutely no harm for a woman, who is experiencing her normal or post childbirth menstruation, to recite the Quran from memory, or make supplications, or praise and glorify her Lord Most High, Most Exalted or do any other act of worship except the prayers, fasting, and the circumambulation (tawaaf) around the Holy Kaaba..and it would be best if she would abstain from physically touching the Glorious Quran with her bare hands during her period of menses.

 

Some scholars are of the opinion that if one is either teaching or learning the Quran, and one fears that one might forget or miss ones classes or studies during their menstruation periods, to wear gloves and then touch the copy of the Glorious Quran and thus continue their study of the Holy Book. And Allah Alone Knows Best.

 

Your Question: ..whether we can pray namaaz without doing wadu as here in country i live is now suffering from v v low temperature its below 10 degrees plz brother tell if it is permissible in islam i usually do this during fajr time n during magrib as it will be v cold.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 6:

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. If ye are in a state of ceremonial impurity bathe your whole body. But if ye are ill or on a journey or one of you cometh from offices of nature or ye have been in contact with women and ye find no water then take for yourselves clean sand or earth and rub therewith your faces and hands. Allah doth not wish to place you in a difficulty but to make you clean and to complete His favor to you that ye may be grateful.

 

Respected sister in Islam, being in the state of wudu is an absolutely obligatory pre-condition for one to be able to offer their prayers. If one offers ones prayers without being in the state of wudu, those prayers are unacceptable to Allah Subhanah.

 

If one is ill and fears that the touching of water might severely effect their health, or one finds oneself in a situation whereby one has absolutely no access to water.there is an allowance in Shariah for the believers to do the tayammum with pure earth and make themselves available for prayer. But if one has access to water, and one does not fear that the touching of water will severely affect their health.then one must perform the wudu with water before making themselves available for prayer.

 

Performing the rite of prayer without being in the state of purity and wudu is absolutely unacceptable to Allah Subhanah.

 

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

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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