Deleting pictures of Quraanic verses from one’s phone

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Q: My business uses WhatsApp to transfer documents to other countries. However while using WhatsApp, a lot of Muslim friends send duas, Islamic and Quran verses and videos. After a period of time, my mobile memory is full. With no option one needs to delete some of these files. In this case is it permissible to delete Quranic verses?


A: Yes.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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