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Bismillah written on paper money

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A person has a paper money with ''bismillah'' and ''allahuakbar'' written on it.   He wants to spend the money but is afraid that he money get trapped etc.   What should he do? Try to erase the written? Or making it with pen unreadable ?  


In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.




Generally speaking one should first of all remove/erase Allah’s, his messengers’ and angels name and then use the note to prevent their being any form of disrespect if the note goes in the hands of a non Muslim. (Durrul Muhtar p.130 v.1)


If erasing the name of Allah is difficult then one can cross it out with a pen. If this difficult or there is a fear it may damage the paper money then the very least one should cross out the name of Allah.


Only Allah Knows Best


Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham

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