Can We Download Quran App In Smartphone?

quran appMufti from Jamia Binoria was asked whether it is allowed to download Quran app in mobile phone? And whether we can read it from app without being pure?

Mufti said that it is permissible to download Quran app in smartphones and it can read anytime, anywhere and there is no harm in it. But he said we cannot touch the screen of the smartphone where the words and alphabets appear until or unless we are pure because of the hadith:

“No one should touch the Quran but one who is pure.”

Because when alphabets appear on the smartphone it is similar to mus-haf and Quran, so the same rule applies to it.