Ruling on kissing the Qur'an

What is the ruling on kissing the mus-af after it has fallen from a high place

Answer: Praise be to Allaah. We do not know of any evidence (daleel to suggest that it is prescribed in Sharee'ah to kiss it, but if a person does so, there is nothing wrong with that. It was narrated that the great Sahaabi (Companion) 'lkrimah ibn Abi Jahl (RA) used to kiss the Mus-haf and say:

"This is the word of my lord. Whatever the case, there is nothing wrong with kissing it, but it is not prescribed to do so and there is nothing to indicate that it is prescribed in Sharee'ah. But if a person kisses it as an act of veneration and respect if it falls from his hand or from a high place, there is nothing wrong with that insha Allaah.

[Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwrah li Samaahat ai-Shaykh ai­ 'AIIaamah 'Abd aJ.'Azeez ibn'Abd-AIIaah ibnBaaz (RAH),vol. 9.p. 289)

This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited

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