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Reciting from a mus’haf is better than a device

Fatwaa ID: 1781

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu Mufti saab,

Do you get less reward if you read Quran from yur phone or from any other electronic device?

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

The scholars advise that when more etiquettes, respect, sincerity and devotion are found in an action, the rewards increase. A person reciting from a physical mus’haf will always be in the state of wudhu. That will surely increase his rewards. Likewise, he will perhaps be more focused in his recitation. Thus, a person reading from a physical mus’haf may generally receive more rewards than someone reading from a virtual one. However, it is possible for the latter to receive equal or even more rewards than the former.

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

03/11/1445 AH – 09/27/2023 CE | AMG1-3469

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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