I have my monthly period could I recite Quran or listen to Quran
salam alakam i would like to know when i have my monthly period could i recite quran or listen to quran.
All praise be to Allah and may His blessings and peace be on His last messenger, Muhammad,
According to the Hanafi, Shafi‘i and Hunbali schools, it is not permissible to recite Qur’aan during the monthly periods. But the Maliki school and Imam Ibn Taymia allow recitation of Qur’aan during monthly periods. Opinion of the Maliki school and Imam Ibn Taymiaah seems stronger due to the lack of authentic evidence to support the first opinion.
According to the Hanafi and Hunbali schools, it is allowable to touch Qur’aan during menstruation with the covered hands (like if she is wearing gloves). Ibn Hazm and Ash-Shawkani argued it is allowable even without a barrier due to the lack of evidence on the contrary and they interpreted Allah’s saying “None touch it but the pure” to be in reference to the preserved tablet. They also interpreted the saying of the Prophet: “No one may touch the Qur’aan but one who is pure” to mean one who is Muslim, since he (peace be upon him) said to abu Hurairahh: “the believer never becomes impure.”
However, it is safer to touch it with a barrier since this has been the practice of the salaf (righteous predecessors) and the majority of the ummah do not allow touching it without barrier.
Listening is permissible as well.
Allah knows best.