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Storage and safekeeping of the Qur’ân

Published: 27/08/2011 12:28:00 PM GMT
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Is it a sin to keep the Qur’ân and other Islamic books containing Qur’ânic verses in a position lower than ourselves? For example, if I am sleeping on a bed which is above my drawer where I keep the Qur’ân, will I be a sinner? Can we place another book on top of the Qur’ân? For instance, if the Qur’ân is placed on a shelf, can we place another book over it?

Answered by

Sheikh `Abd al-Rahmân al-`Ajlân, lecturer at the Grand Mosque in Mecca

It is not a sin for a person to store the Qur’ân neatly in a drawer or other suitable place that is lower to the ground.

A Muslim does not intend to derogate Allah’s book by doing what you describe. He is merely placing the Qur’ân in its usual storage place before going to sleep.

However, it may not be a good idea to place other books on top of the Qur’ân on the shelf or wherever you might store it. A Muslim should always hold Allah’s book in high esteem. One way to express this esteem is to avoid placing any other book on top of it.

And Allah knows best.

Source: Islam Today

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