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The name ‘Muhammad’

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Assalamualikum.
If the name Muhammad is written on a paper for example hospital documents, what is the ruling regarding that paper if it is in english? ( do we not throw that paper since it has muhammad written on it? , if not, what is the correct way to dispose of such papers). JazakAllah khair

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

Whilst it is permissible to throw away such papers due to necessity, if it is possible to collect these papers and bury them, it will be better to bury them. It is always recommended to show more Adab and honour to our beloved Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best

Wassalaam,

Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

References

قال الحلواني إنما نلت هذا العلم بالتعظيم فإني ما أخذت الكاغد إلا بطهارة والإمام السرخسي كان مبطونا في ليلة وكان يكرر درس كتابه فتوضأ في تلك الليلة سبع عشرة مرة

 فروع من التعظيم أن لا يمد رجله إلى الكتاب

 وفي التجنيس المصحف إذا صار كهنا أي عتيقا وصار بحال لا يقرأ فيه وخاف أن يضيع يجعل في خرقة طاهرة ويدفن لأن المسلم إذا مات يدفن فالمصحف إذا صار كذلك كان دفنه أفضل من وضعه موضعا يخاف أن تقع عليه النجاسة أو نحو ذلك (البحر الرائق – 1/ 212)

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