Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Ruling on kissing the Mus-haf


What is the ruling on kissing the Mus-haf after it has fallen from a high place?

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 ‘Ikrimah ibn Abi Jahl
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, in sha Allaah. 


Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh al-‘Allaamah ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), vol. 9, p. 289

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