Menstruating woman touching a CD-ROM containing the Qur'aan and reading Qur'aan from it

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I have just read one of your answers which says that a menstruating woman may not touch the Quran as she is not in the state of purity.
I have a CD-ROM called Alim which contains the complete Quran and Hadith.
Am I allowed to read the Qur'an on my computer as I am not physically touching the book, and would I be allowed to touch the CD-ROM considering the information that the disc holds?
Jazak Allah Khairun
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Answer:

Praise be to Allaah.

Wa alaykum al-salaam wa rahmat-Allaahi wa barakaatuhu.

Given that no Quraan appears on the surface of the CD-ROM, the rulings concerning the Mushaf do not apply to it, as is also the case with Quraan recorded on audio cassettes. On this basis, there is nothing wrong with you running this CD-ROM and reading Quraan from the screen. As for ahaadeeth, the menstruating woman is permitted to touch the books of Hadeeth and to read from them. And Allaah knows best.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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