Ruling Concerning the Papers that Contain the Name of Allah – Ibn Baaz


We find some of the verses of the Quran printed in the newspapers or writings, as well as, “In the name of Allah, the Compassionate. the Merciful”,[l] at the beginning of some papers or letters. What do we do with such verses after we are finished reading the newspaper or letter? Should we tear it up or burn it or what should be done?


It is a must, after one is done with the papers or pages that contain Allah’s name, to safeguard the papers, by burning them or burying them in clean soil.

This is to protect the Quranic verses and Allah’s names from being degraded. It is not allowed to throw them into the garbage heaps or into the street to use them as different kinds of sheets, such as table cloths. Otherwise, one is degrading the names and verses and not safekeeping them.

Shaikh Ibn Baz

Footnote :
1. Of course, the question is talking about these words being written in Arabic.–JZ (Translator)

Source : Fatwas regarding Women – Colleted by Muhammed al-Musnad