Question: Is it allowed to do the work and read the Quran? Would not that be disrespect the Quran? And if a person without a small ablution, is it allowed for him to read the Quran from the mushaf without touching it?
It is not forbidden to read the Quran during the work, if it does not distract the reader’s heart from reading, and it is allowed to read the Quran from the mushaf without a small ablution, turning the pages with a pencil.
The book “Al- Fatawa Al-Hindi” states:
يَجُوزُ لِلْمُحْتَرِفِ كَالْحَائِكِ وَالْإِسْكَافِ قِرَاءَةُ الْقُرْآنِ إذَا لَمْ يَشْغَلْ عَمَلُهُ قَلْبَهُ عَنْهَا وَإِلَّا فَلَا، وَلَوْ كَانَ الْقَارِئُ وَاحِدًا فِي الْمَكْتَبِ يَجِبُ عَلَى الْمَارِّينَ الِاسْتِمَاعُ، وَإِنْ كَانَ أَكْثَرَ وَيَقَعُ الْخَلَلُ فِي الِاسْتِمَاعِ لَا يَجِبُ عَلَيْهِمْ. صَبِيٌّ يَقْرَأُ فِي الْبَيْتِ وَأَهْلُهُ مَشْغُولُونَ بِالْعَمَلِ يُعْذَرُونَ فِي تَرْكِ الِاسْتِمَاعِ إنْ افْتَتَحُوا الْعَمَلَ قَبْلَ الْقِرَاءَةِ وَإِلَّا فَلَا.
It is allowed to read the Quran for the master who engaged in handicrafts, such as a weaver or shoemaker, when his work does distract his heart from reading, and no other way. If one person reads the Quran (aloud) at school (or elsewhere), the passing by should (required) listen, and if a lot of readers and hearing is interference (ie, you can not concentrate on one) then it is not obligatory.
A child being at home reading the Quran, and his family is busy working, then they apologize (ma’zur) not in the hearing of the Quran. If they began their work before reading of the Quran, they do not apologize.
الْمُحْدِثُ إذَا كَانَ يَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ بِتَقْلِيبِ الْأَوْرَاقِ بِقَلَمٍ أَوْ سِكِّينٍ لَا بَأْسَ بِهِ، كَذَا فِي الْغَرَائِبِ.
Muhdis, who does not have wudu, ie small ablution, if he reads the Quran from the mushaf and turns the page with a pencil or a knife, it is not anything bad, it is written in the book “Al-Garaib”.
Kamil hazrat Samigullin