Question 23: Yesterday we were discussing whether it is permissible for a person who is ritually impure to recite the Qur’aan from memory or from books containing some Aayahs (Qur’aanic verses). Allaah (Glorified be He) says: Which (that Book with Allaah) none can touch but the purified. What is the ruling on this issue?
Answer: Any Muslim who wants to touch the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) should be pure from major or minor ritual impurity. Minor ritual impurity involves all acts that necessitate performing Wudoo’ (ablution). Major ritual impurity involves all acts that necessitate performing Ghusl (ritual bath). This is based on the general ruling implied in the Aayah that says… read more here.