Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I recieved a message stated it is haram to send quranic verses or their translation in messages(mobile/mail) bcouz the messages are deleted and hence the verses are too deleted. And deleting quranic ayahs from cell phone is haram or sign of Qiyamah ??
so thus this above mentioned thing holds any truth???
if yes then some one also told me that "Haz Usma (r.a) also burned many Quranic Ayahs once he compiled the Quran.. "
throw some light on both of the above mentioned things brother with refrence to hadiths or quranic ayah refrence.
thx and remember the umma,me and my family in dua`s ;)
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Texting quran aayahs
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Email and texting are from amongst the modern modes of communication, and in the opinion of most scholars, there is absolutely no harm if one emails or texts Quranic Aayahs provided their intention is to remember and propagate the Truth.
Similarly, there is absolutely no prohibition in deleting the text after one has sent or read it.
Your Statement: ….some one also told me that "Haz Usma (r.a) also burned many Quranic Ayahs once he compiled the Quran.. "
Whenever the Revelations of the Glorious Quran were received, the Messenger of Allah (saws) ordered the appointed scribes to write down verbatim whatever was revealed, and they would write it down. In the absence of paper, the scribes would write down the verses of the Quran verbatim on leather, on tree barks, on bones, etc. Thus the Quran was fully documented, although in various fragments, even at the time of the Messenger of Allah (saws). Besides, a considerable number of the noble companions had memorized the whole Quran in the lifetime of the Prophet (saws), from the Prophet (saws) himself.
After the death of the Prophet (saws), the documented Quran was available with Hadrat Abu Bakr (r.a.), and after his death, it was passed on to Hadrat Umar (r.a.). During the reign of the third Khalifah, Hadrat Uthmaan (r.a.), he made arrangements to collect and document the Quran in an actual book form on paper, and ordered, with the advice of the other noble and close companions of the Prophet (saws), like Hadrat Ali (r.a.), Hadrat Talha (r.a.), Hadrat Zubair (r.a.), Hadrat Abdul Rahman bin Awf (r.a.), etc., that all the available fragments of the Quran be collected and destroyed by burning, probably so that there remains absolutely no confusion for future generations. The Quran that was documented in a book form in the reign of Hadrat Uthman (r.a.) was documented in the exact language and dialect of the Revelation of the Quran; that is, in the Quraishi Arabic dialect, and that is the exact same Quran which is available to all the believers today and until the end of time, Insha Allah.
Thus even today, if one happens to possess Quranic Aayahs from newspaper or book clippings, or an extremely used and torn Quran which one no longer needs, etc. and one wishes to dispose off these texts honorably, the majority of the scholars recommend burning these texts rather than burying them or throwing them in the garbage or the sea.
The act of honorably disposing off the un-useable text of the Quran, be it on paper or in electronic form does not mean one is erasing or deleting the Glorious Quran itself.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,