Types of Kufr

Question: Kindly, cite all the cases whereby a person is judged to be a Kaafir (disbeliever), outside the Deen (religion) of Islaam. What is the ruling on a person judged as such? Please, give a brief account on Riddah (apostasy), the lower degree of Kufr (disbelief) and love and hate of such a person for Allaah’s Sake.

Answer: The Mukaffiraat (Crimes, the perpetration of which make one a disbeliever) that place a person outside Islaam are many, among them are the following… read more here.

Tearing the Mus-haf

Question: What is the legal ruling on a man who takes hold of a Mus-haf (Qur’aan-book) and starts tearing it page by page despite being fully aware that it is a Mus-haf, and despite being warned by another man standing beside him that it was a Mus-haf? Moreover, what is the ruling on a man who extinguishes a cigarette on the Mus-haf?

Answer: By doing so, they are both judged to be disbelievers, for insulting and desecrating the Book of Allaah (Exalted be He). Their behavior comes under the same ruling as the mockers of its authority… read more here.

Putting the Mus-haf on the forehead of the possessed person for healing

Question: I am a blind man suffering from Jinn (creatures created from fire) coming every night to my house. When I open the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) and put its face down, they go away. Some people told me that it is not permissible to open the Mus-haf and put it face down. Please, help me!

Answer: You should occupy yourself with Thikr (Remembrance of Allaah) repeatedly upon going to bed and recite Aayatul-Kursee... read more here.

Burning the worn-out pages of the Mus-haf and newspapers

Question 21: Is it permissible to burn the newspaper after reading it? Is it permissible to burn the worn-out pages of the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) that may be found in the streets?

Answer: Yes, it is permissible to burn newspapers, for they might contain some Aayahs (Qur’aanic verses), Hadeeths, or Islaamic texts that must be respected and venerated. Likewise, it is permissible to burn the worn-out pages of the Mus-haf to preserve their sanctity and protect them from desecration. You can also protect them from violation by burying them in pure earth… read more here.

Keeping Mus-haf in one’s pocket in the toilet out of fear

Question 16: We carry the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) in our pockets, and we may take it in when we need to enter the toilet. What is the ruling on this? Please advise us!

Answer: Carrying the Mus-haf in the pocket is permissible, but it is not permissible for anyone to enter the toilet while carrying it. One must put the Mus-haf in a proper place, as a sign of glorifying and venerating the Book of Allaah… read more here.

Carrying the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) in the pocket

Question 15: We carry the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) in our pockets, and we may take it in when we need to enter the toilet. What is the ruling on this? Please advise us!

Answer: Carrying the Mus-haf in the pocket is permissible, but it is not permissible for anyone to enter the toilet while carrying it. One must put the Mus-haf in a proper place, as a sign of glorifying and venerating the Book of Allaah… read more here.

Entering the toilet while carrying a Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan)

Question 14: We carry the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) in our pockets, and we may take it in when we need to enter the toilet. What is the ruling on this? Please advise us!

Answer: Carrying the Mus-haf in the pocket is permissible, but it is not permissible for anyone to enter the toilet while carrying it. One must put the Mus-haf in a proper place, as a sign of glorifying and venerating the Book of Allaah… read more here.

Which is better, reciting the Qur’aan from the Mus-haf (book) or from the memory?

Question 10: Which is better, reciting the Qur’aan from the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) or from memory?

Answer: The preferable of the two is that which is of more benefit to you and more conducive to Khushoo’ (the heart being submissively attuned to the act of worship)…. read more here.