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bury burn old quran text

bury burn old quran text

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:

Asalam u alikum,

Dear Sheikh,

Can you tell me what is the best way of disposing old decorations or books with Allah's or Muhammad's name on it.

Thank you

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Bury burn old quran text

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.

If has decoration or text with the blessed Names of Allah Subhanah on His Messenger (saws) on it, or even an old and torn copy of the Holy Quran and wishes to dispose them honorable, one may do so one of three ways:

  1. Bury the item in the ground.
  2. Dispose it in the sea.
  3. Burn them.

In our humble opinion, the best and most honorable way of disposal is to burn them.  If one buries them in the ground or disposes them in the sea, there is a chance that it might survive and perchance someone may intentionally or unintentionally dishonor them. And Allah Alone Knows Best.

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,



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