Burying Islamic books

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Q: I purchased two sets of books published by Dar-us-Salam publications, Riyad-us-Saliheen (English translation w/commentary) and Tafsir Ibn Kathir (English translation). After purchasing these I realized that Dar-us-Salam books have Salafi influence and I found some contradicting statements in one of the books. I have since stopped reading them all. What should be done with these books that preserves the honor and respect of the Quranic Ayaat and Ahadith contained within them?


A: Cover them with a cloth and bury them in a place where people won’t walk.

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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