Can I Put the Quran in a Backpack while Traveling

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham


Answered by: Alimah Sabrina al-Faarsiyyah​

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Question


Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,


Hazrat ji. I hope you’re fine.


My question is it permissible to carry the Quran in a backpack for travel (I will travel 2 days by flight) the back will be behind me.


Please help me I will travel soon.


 


 


 


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 


 


Answer


 


It is understandable that travelling can be difficult, and it is generally hard for someone to carry the Qur’an in their hands while walking from gate to gate and in and out of the plane. This is especially difficult when most likely they will have other luggage that they will have to carry and documents that they will have to handle. This may force them to swing the Quran up and down and place it in different places throughout their travel, which is in a way more disrespectful to the Quran than if one were to place it nicely in their backpack.


 


Moreover, the actions that we do are judged based on our intentions. If someone’s intention is not to disrespect the Qur’an but simply because the backpack is the only convenient place they can place it in, then it will be permissible for them to place it in their backpack.[1]


 


Only Allāh Ta’ālā knows best


Written by Alimah Sabrina al-Faarsiyyah


Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Dārul Iftā Birmingham


 



[1]Ibn Nujaym, Al-Asbah Wa ‘n-Nadha’ir pg.33, Qadimi Kutub Khana


وفي التاتارخانية في الحظر والإباحة: إذا توسد الكتاب فإن قصد الحفظ لا يكره وإلا كره


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