read passages of the Quran

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Jazaakallah for your help in answering my previous question. I have searched your website for help on the following matter but have failed to find the answer. I therefore would greatly appreciate if you could help me on this. I am studying at university of Leeds, UK and we have a module called Art of Tajweed which is taught by a Muslim. We are taught to read passages of the Quran. My concern is that there are sisters who are also taking this module and bearing in mind their women problem i ask the following:

  1. Can they as part of their academic education in anyways read the Quran despite being in haidh?
  2. Is there any scholar or school of thought that would permit this?
  3. If they read the quran in their minds, would that be permitted?

I appreciate the volume of questions you recieve. However we have already started this module and would appreciate an answer as soon as possible so that our sisters may be guided to the straight path.





Muhtaram / Muhtaramah


In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.


It is not permissible for them to recite the glorious Quran in the state of haidh. They may either follow the recitation in their minds, i.e. without vocalizing verbally or recite one word at a time separately.

And Allah knows best


Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah


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