How Does One Dispose of an Unused Quran?

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Question: Salaam Aleykum, I was wondering what to do with an Arabic or English Quran I am no longer using? Can you recycle the English Quran?

Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

The Qur’an, whether in Arabic or translation, should be buried in a place where no one walks [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar].

Seeing as this may be difficult to do in some places, the Scholars have allowed for shredding as a proper means of disposal.

However, before taking this route one should consider the following:

(1) Keeping it
(2) Giving it to the Masjid (that is if it is not in bad shape)
(3) Gifting it to another Muslim (with the same condition)

Review the following link for more clarity:

How to Get Rid of Unwanted Islamic Literature

Hope this helps.
Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a graduate from Tarim; a student of Habib Umar and other luminaries; and authorized teachers of the Qur’an and the Islamic sciences.

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