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What Is the Ruling on Hanging Quran Ayat on the Walls in Our Homes?

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Answered by: Maulana Syed Johir Miah


Please would you tell me, what is the ruling on hanging Quran Ayat on the walls in our homes? 

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


If the Quran was written on walls, some scholars said, we hope it is permissible and some regarded it reprehensible (Makruh) for the fear that they could fall and get stepped on.”

Likewise, writing the Quran on that which can be unfolded, sat on and spread out is reprehensible. 1

If the Quran ayat was hanging on walls with the intention to remind the people of the Quran, the message of the Quran and to teach the people about the specific verse such as Ayatul Kursi, then there is no harm in that.

On the contrary, it should not be put on walls for decoration purposes, to display the price of the frame or for ostentation purposes.

Also, if the verses of the Noble Quran, Hadith and or names of Allah (عز و جل) are hung on the wall, then attention must be taken where these are hung.

If they are hung at home in the sitting room or elsewhere, then reverence should be shown by not smoking there, avoiding discourteous language, and by avoiding all other sorts of impolite characteristic which is against the Quran and Sunnah.

In the aforementioned case, it would be permissible to hang Quran Ayat on the walls of our homes.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Syed Johir Miah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

1 ولَوْ كُتِبَ القُرْآنُ عَلى الحِيطانِ والجُدَرانِ بَعْضُهُمْ قالُوا: يُرْجى أنْ يَجُوزَ، وبَعْضُهُمْ كَرِهُوا ذَلِكَ مَخافَةَ السُّقُوطِ تَحْتَ أقْدامِ النّاسِ، كَذا فِي فَتاوى قاضِي خانْ. كِتابَةُ القُرْآنِ عَلى ما يُفْتَرَشُ ويُبْسَطُ مَكْرُوهَةٌ، كَذا فِي الغَرائِبِ.

Fatawaa Alamghiri, 323/5, Darul Fikr, Beirut. Second Edition, 1310 Hijri.

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