Is it permissible to listen to the Quran while in the bathroom?

Answered by Shaykh bin Baz

 

Question: As it relates to listening to the Quran from a radio device while the person is in the bathroom, is it a sin to listen to it or not?

Shaykh Abdul Aziz bin Baz: There is no harm in him listening to it if the reciter is outside of the bathroom. If the recorded voice is outside of the bathroom, and the radio is outside of the bathroom, while he is listening to the Quran or beneficial hadith, while he is in this condition there is nothing wrong with this. It is only hated to speak or recite it. As for his listening to a recording which is outside of the bathroom or a radio which is outside of the bathroom, so he benefits from this time, there is nothing wrong with this.

And some of the Imaams have mentioned, and I believe it was Abul Abbass Shaykh of Islam ibn Taymiyyah—may Allah have mercy upon him—narrated from his grandfather Al Majd that he used to order some of the reciters to recite outside of the bathroom while he was in the bathroom, so he could listen in order for him not to waste his time while he was in the bathroom. And this is from great diligence upon listening to knowledge. Thus the student of knowledge listening to knowledge or the Quran while he is in the bathroom from a radio which is outside of the bathroom, or a recording outside of the bathroom, is no problem.

 

Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee

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