Q: A popular non-Muslim bookshop is selling a single, second hand copy of a Qadiani book, “The True Islam.” I fear that perhaps an un-wary Muslim, or a non-Muslim may purchase this deviated book.
(1) Would it be a good idea for me to purchase this kitaab for the express purpose of disposing it?
(2) Since deviated literature also contains the Name of Allah Ta’ala and Ayaats of the Quraan, it cannot be thrown in the garbage. This would apply to the deviated Modernist, Salafi, Berelwi, Shiah and distorted non-Muslim works on Islam as well. Like the Yusuf Ali Translation of the Quraan. How should such literature be destroyed?
1. Yes, purchase them and destroy them.
2. Burn them.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.