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Quraan in Top Pocket

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Q: Is it permissible to keep the Quraan in the top pocket of a shirt/kurta while performing Salaah?

A: Yes it is permissible to keep the Quran in top pocket when performing salaah as long as there is no danger of it falling out of the pocket. However, the Ulema have advised people against using small-sized qurans because these can easily be disrespected and treated as insignificant. It’s best to use the big sized Qurans that were printed in the olden days. Furthermore, a pocket sized Quran is imitation of non-Muslim ideology in the sense that they have reduced their Bible and other important books to pocket-size. We Muslims should, therefore, avoid following the same stule with regards to Our Noble Quran.

And Allah knows best

Mufti Siraj Desai

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