Gathering to recite the Qur`an on the anniversary
Is it permissible to recite the Qur`an without ablution?
There is no objection to reciting the Qur`an without ablution or reading from a copy of the Qur`an without ablution provided one does not touch it. Allah the Almighty says:
None touch it except the purified. [Qur`an 56: 79]
The Prophet [PBUH] used to recite the Qur`an in any state except when he was in a state of major ritual impurity [Ar: Janaba].
Allah Almighty knows best.