Downloading the Qur'aan Shareef on the cellphone

Q: We download the Quran on our cell phones. Do we have to respect our phones like we do for real paper Quran? Like not sitting on it, not touching it without ablution etc and what about the memory card if there is a Quran stored in it? What is the ruling?

A: Although the same law does not apply, we discourage the downloading of the Qur'aan Shareef on to the phone because the Qur'aan has a certain etiquette and respect and it is not possible to show that level of respect on a phone.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)