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Quran with edible ink mixed with zam zam and consumed

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Q: My mother mashallah has written a complete Quran with edible ink (zafara) mixed with zam zam, before diluting the Quran in water and consuming it, we consulted some Mufti’s in our locality and they advised us not to do. We believe that the entire Quran is Shifa and Healing for believers as mentioned in Quran “We send down (stage by stage) in the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe”.

Please advise us whether we can soak the written Quran in water and use it for drinking with intentions of purifying ourselves, filling ourselves with noor, for cure against sins and blessings, to quench the thirst during our last breath and on the day of judgement..etc

Bismillaah

A: It is permissible. It will not amount to consuming the Qur’aan. Rather, the ink has been consumed which was removed from the script of the Qur’aan.

وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاءٌ وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلَا يَزِيدُ الظَّالِمِينَ إِلَّا خَسَارًا ﴿الإسراء: ٨٢﴾

Answered by:

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.

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