Carrying kitaabs in a knapsack over one’s shoulders

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it disrespectful for students of Deen who are becoming Ulama to keep their kitaabs (not notebooks) in a knapsack bag which is carried over one’s shoulder on their back? Even their Asaatiza who are teaching final year kitaabs carry their kitaabs in this manner.


A: The kitaabs of deen should be held with the greatest amount of respect, not like any ordinary literature and material.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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