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Carrying a Small Copy of the Qur’an

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Is carrying or keeping a small quran on your person permissible?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray that you are well, insha’Allah.

The basis of dealing with the book of Allah is with reverence. Allah Most High says, “And whosoever venerates God’s waymarks, that is of the godliness of the hearts.” [Qur’an, 22:32]

Thus it is permitted to carry the Qur’an on your person, albeit in a respectful, dignified manner. As such, it would be proper to keep it raised in your shirt pocket, for example.

Moreover, if the mushaf is without a detachable cover, it would not permitted to touch it without ablution (wudu). Allah Most High says, “None but the purified shall touch” [Qur’an, 56:79]

[Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah; `Ala’ al-Din `Abidin, al-Hadiyya al-`Ala’iyya]

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

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