Question 133: We live in the desert and I love reciting the Qur’aan. However, sometimes and due to the lack of water, I put the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) on the ground, and perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth) before touching it. Is it permissible for a person who has made Tayammum to touch the Qur’aan, or not? Please enlighten us, may Allaah enlighten you and reward you with good.
Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. If a Muslim cannot use or find water, they are permitted to make Tayammum and then to touch the Mus-haf… read more here.