Listening to, reading, and memorizing the Qur’an entail great rewards. Though it is not a condition to listen to the Qur’an while in state of wudu’, a Muslim is recommended to be always in state of wudu’ as much as possible.
Dr. Sano Koutoub Moustapha, professor of fiqh and its principles, International Islamic University, Malaysia, states: “Surely, as a muslim you get reward for listening to the Qur’an and you get more reward for reading it and spreading its teachings. It is recommended to have wudu’ when you listen to the Qur’an. A Muslim should always try to be in wudu; However, it is not prohibited to listen to the Qur’an without being in a state of purification. In other words, wudu’ is not a prerequisite for listening to the Qur’an.
“May Allah grant us more time for listening to and reading the Qur’an.”