Companions of the four major madhhabs acknowledged that the āyah 79 of Sūrah al-Wāqi’ah is the evidence of the provision about prohibition of touching the Mushaf without wudū. According to those scholars, it is commanded in this ayah that no one can touch Mus’haf except the persons who performed wudū. This opinion is also supported by several hadiths. In this article, we tried to determine whether this ayah can be adduced as the evidence to support the aforementioned provision by discussing the context of the ayah and the words the ayah is comprised of. In the present article, we aimed to clarify whether or not the 79th ayah of Sūrah al-Wāqi’ah could be accepted as the evidence for the provision about the prohibition rather than discuss the prohibition of touching Mus’haf without wudū.
Mushaf, al-Wudū, Sūrah al-Wāqi’ah, Lawh-i Mahfūz