Placing The Quraan On The Ground, By Sh. Ibn Jibreen


Question:

Sometimes one finds it necessary, or at least convenient, to place the Quraan on the ground or on a prayer rug. Is it permissible to do this if the ground and rug are pure?

Answer: By Shaykh Ibn Jibreen

Since we must exalt the Quraan not only in a spiritual sense, but also in a physical sense, it is recommended to place the Quraan in a high place, for Allaah says:

Exalted (in dignity), purified.” [80:14]

If you need to put it down, at least try to put it down in a place that is slightly elevated, but if this is not easy for you, you can put it down on ground that is pure or on a carpet that is pure. Avoid placing the Quraan in a lowly place, on an impure surface, or on dirt, for by placing it in these places, you are debasing it.

[Quoted in “Islamic Rulings Regarding The Quraan”, p. 66]

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