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How to dispose of Islamic literature?

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Q: I have islamic literature that ranges from newspapers, magazines, kitaabs, very old tattered pansuras, loose quraan pages, pamphlets with duas, wedding invites,ramadaan timetables etc….All have some form of arabic or english writing wich contain the word Allah at the very least, some have duas and quraanic verses etc… I need to dispose these in a proper respectful manner.  Can I burn this literature or is burial the only acceptable method?


This literature should be respectfully buried or could be put into a river or into the sea. It is not appropriate to burn this literature.
Mufti Shafiq Jakhura
Iftaa Department, Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre
I concur with the answer:
Mufti Zubair Bayat

Ameer, Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre

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