Should a Menstruating Woman Touch Qur’an or Recite it?
It is authentically reported in the Sunnah that the Qur’an will intercede for those who used to recite it. Imam Ahmad narrated on the authority of `Abdullah ibn `Amr that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Fasting and the Qur’an will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say, ‘O Lord, I deprived him of his food and his desires during the day, so let me intercede for him.’ And the Qur’an will say: ‘I deprived him of his sleep at night so let me intercede for him.’ Then they will intercede.” Moreover, the Prophet maintained that the reward of reciting a letter from the Qur’an is doubled in tenfold. Thus, one should recite as much as one can of it.
Ibn Mas`ud said, “This Qur’an is a banquet from Allah, so take as much as you can of His banquet.
In his answer to this question, Dr. Main K. Al-Qudah said,
“Both reciting the Qur’an and touching the Mus-haf are allowed during menstruation and post partum bleeding according to some scholars, and this is the most applicable and reasonable approach in this regard that I go with and adopt. The only exemption is when a person is in a Janabah (major impurity related to sexual discharge) or sexual impurity status, whether a male or female. In this case, touching the Mus-haf and even reciting Qur’an by heart is not allowed.”