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Reciting from dua book while on period

Last updated: 14th March 2007
Question ID: #4003
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14th March 2007

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhui recently bought a pocket size dua book which i find very useful and have been using alot lately as it is in arabic and english. I was just wondering is it ok to carry on reading this dua book during the time of the month? And do i need to do wudu before touching this dua book at any time?jazakallahu khairan

Ulamaa ID 10
Answer last updated on:
27th November 2008
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Ulamaa ID 10
Location: Malaysia
Waalaikumussalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Bismillahir rahmaanir rahim.

It would be permissable to carry on reading from this dua book so long as the intention is solely for invocation (dhikr of Allah) and not for Quraan recitation as this will then be impermissable and regarded as an act of disobedience. One does not need to perform wudhu' as it is not the actual Quraan, Quraan exegesis, book of the sacred law (fiqh kitab) nor hadith (provided the Quraanic verses are lesser compared to the text in the last three mentioned books).

And Allah knows best.