Dua paper falling on the floor

Q: I am a very doubtful person and in my kitchen I have printed a paper with the before and after food dua so my family and myself remember to read it. This morning when I went to go eat breakfast I was sitting at the table when my sister walked by and said the paper with the dua is on the floor near my seat so she picked it up and put it back on the wall. I didn’t remember seeing the paper when I went to sit down so I don’t think I stepped on it but now I can’t stop thinking what if I did. It may have fallen after I sat down because i can’t remember seeing it when I went to go sit down but I am a very doubtful person and now I don’t know what to do? Will I be severely punished for my actions. I didn’t mean for it to fall or not to pick it up or step on it. I’m not even sure if I did because I think it might have fallen after I sat down but now I can’t stop thinking about it. What do I do? I am usually very careful with stuff that has Qur’an words on it to only touch when I am clean and now I don’t know what to do? I keep doubting myself what if I stepped on it without noticing? What can I do now?

Bismillaah

A: There is no need to worry, you are not sinful.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)