Country: Bengaluru, India,
Name: Muhammad Sadiq Hussain
FQ 21: Nowadays internet is available in cell phones as well. The Holy Quran can be downloaded in the cell phone itself and the audio files or the soft copy of the Holy Quran can be saved in the cell phone. My question is, is it correct to download the Holy Quran in the mobile phone and if the Holy Quran is in the mobile phone then can we touch the cell phone without Wudhu?
Answer: Downloading the Holy Quran in the cell phone and saving it is permissible in light of the Shariah. If the words of the Holy Quran are appearing on the screen, then touching it without Wudhu is not correct. However, if the Holy Quran is saved in the cell phone and the words themselves aren’t being expressed on the screen, then handling the cell phone without Wudhu is permissible. As mentioned in Al Jawahir An Nayyira, Kitaab Ut Taharah, Babul Haidh.
And Allah Most High knows best.
Country: Hyderabad, India,
Name: Muhammad Mazharuddin
FQ 22: Salaam Mufti Sahab. My question is about this aayath of quran e pak, using which many people say that those who are in qabar can\’t hear us. Can you please clarify Surat-Faatir 35.22?
Answer: The verse of the Holy Quran that you have mentioned is actually like this:
Surely, Allah makes whom He wills hear, and it is not your responsibility to make those hear who are (like those buried) in the graves (i.e., you are not responsible to make the disbelievers accept what you say). Surah Fatir (35:22)
This verse clearly shows that Almighty Allah can let those whom He wants to, listen after dying and that the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) also can let those hear whom Almighty Allah grants the permission to hear. Where does this verse prove that those who are in graves can’t hear anything? What this verse proves is that the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) can make those people hear whom Allah Most High Himself permits.
And Allah The Most Merciful and The Most Beneficent knows best.
Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia, Founder-Director, Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]