Praise be to Allaah.
There is no difference between reading Qur’aan from the
Mushaf or reading from an electronic Mushaf, or from pages on the Internet,
or from the screen of a mobile phone. What counts is reading, moving the
lips and looking at the written words of Allah, may He be exalted, and all
of that is achieved when reading from an electronic screen. So it attains
the reward of reading concerning which the Messenger of Allah (blessings and
peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever reads a letter of the Book of
Allah will have one hasanah (good deed) for it, and the hasanah (good deed)
brings a tenfold reward. I do not say that ‘Alif-Laam-Meem’ is a letter;
rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter and Meem is a letter.”
Narrated by at-Tirmidhi, 2910. classed as saheeh by al-Albaani
in Saheeh at-Tirmidhi.
It says in al-Mu‘jam al-Waseet (2/360): Reading the
Book means following the words with the eyes and uttering them. End quote.
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said in al-Fataawa al-Kubra,
If he reads the Qur’aan for the sake of Allah, may He be
exalted, then he will be rewarded for that in all cases. End quote.
With regard to the question of whether wudoo’ is required for
this reading, being in a state of purity is not essential for reading
Qur’aan, rather it is only essential for touching the Mushaf, because the
Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “No one should
touch the Qur’aan except one who is in a state of purity.”
Narrated in the Muwatta’ of Maalik, 468; classed as
saheeh by al-Albaani in Irwa’ al-Ghaleel, 122.
If one who had memorised it recites it, or if it is read from
the Mushaf without touching, there is nothing wrong with that.
Based on that, there is nothing wrong with reading Qur’aan
from the computer screen without wudoo’, because this is not touching the
Holy Qur’aan; rather it is like reading from the Mushaf without touching,
just like if the Mushaf is open in front of one and one reads from it
without touching it.
See also the answer to question no.
And Allah knows best.