Burning pages from the Qur’an

Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta

Burning pages from the Qur’an


We have reviewed request no. 664 for the year 2005, which includes a question concerning the ruling for burning Quranic pages which have become disintegrated and decayed.



The basic principle is that it is prohibited to burn a mushaf (a physcial copy of the Quran) from which one can recite the Quran, due to its sanctity. Yet according to the majority of scholars, it is permissible to burn a mushaf which has become physically unfit to use for recitation, in order to preserve the sanctity of its contents (from being lost or thrown in the trash, for example).

And God knows best.

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