Disposing of literature of other religions

Q: The following situation befall me: I went to the toilet and seated on it and while I was doing my need, I saw under my feet a catholic newspaper was spread down. I saw words like “god”. I hesitated whether I should remove it while doing my need or whether I should leave it. Then my mind decided that since it is a catholic newspaper and the word “god” is not like the name “Allah” I should leave it. Then after I finished and went to flush the toilet, I had still some hesitation and I took out the newspaper and looked what else was written and found in the inside also sentences about a death news “may she find rest by god”. Then I just put the paper outside the toilet. Now was it kufr that I left it inside the toilet and not took it out immediately once I saw the word “god”?


A: This is not kufr, but the preferable thing is to tear off those papers and dispose of it.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)