Is Mobile Phone with Quran Stored Inside Permitted in Bathroom?

07 August, 2021
Q Can we enter the bathrooms with the Quran recorded on our cell phones?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

It is allowed to enter into the bathroom with a computer chip that happens to contain a recording of the Quran, since it is not considered to be a written copy of the Quran at all.


Answering your question, Sheikh Mustafa Umar, President of California Islamic University, states:

A Muslim should not bring the Quran into the bathroom. This ruling applies to the Quran being written on paper.

Suppport AboutIslam.net

As for a digital recording on cell phones, its existence is on a memory chip along with thousands of other programs. This recording is not written in any form like a piece of paper.

Therefore, it is allowed to enter into the bathroom with a computer chip that happens to contain a recording of the Quran, since it is not considered to be a written copy of the Quran at all.

However, you should not listen to it while in the bathroom.

Almighty Allah knows best.