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Braille Qur’aan

Fatwaa ID: 2290

Assalamu alaikum mufti saheb,
A visually impaired woman is using braille to break down Ayaat and dictate to her child for hifdh. Is she allowed to touch the braille Quranic verses when she is menstruating to help him learn?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allaah Ta’aala bless the lady in question and make her son the coolness of her eyes.

Braille is a tactile system of writing used by the visually impaired. Qur’aan written in braille will qualify as a mus’haf and the laws pertaining to a mus’haf will apply to it. Similarly, Qur’aanic verses written in braille will also be regarded with honor and sanctity. Accordingly, it will be necessary to have wudhu when touching a braille mus’haf or Qur’aanic verses written in braille. A menstruating woman would not be permitted to touch them.

In the enquired situation, she may not touch the Qur’aanic verses to help her son. Alternatively, she may use audio recordings to assist her during those days.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

10/13/1445 AH – 04/22/2024 CE | AML1-10044

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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