Deleting SMS messages which contain Quranic verses
Fatwa No: 133004

  • Fatwa Date:8-3-2010 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 23, 1431
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Question

Salam Aleikum, i want to know the authenticity of the claim which i got in a mobile message. Is there actually a hadith which says so ?
Appeal: Don't SMS Ayaats of the Quran, they get deleted. This is one of the signs of Qiyamat that Muslims themselves would erase the Quran by their own hands. frwrd to all frnd.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

We do not know any source for the statement that among the signs of the Hour is that the Muslims would delete the verses of the Quran with their own hands, and none of the reliable books of the scholars that we have at hand has stated this. Rather, some scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them stated that it is permissible to write the Quran and delete it and then drink it with the purpose of being cured with it.

It could be that the writer of this message misunderstood what is reported about the lifting of the Quran at the end of times. ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him said: “This Quran that is with you is about to be taken away from amongst you.” He was asked: “How would it be taken away from amongst us while Allaah made it firm in our hearts and we made it firm in our Masaahif [plural of Mus-haf which is the Arabic text of the Quran]”? He said: “In one night it will be removed from the hearts of the people and there will remain nothing of it in the Masaahif and the people would be deprived from it (i.e. they would not remember anything of it), and then he recited the saying of Allaah (what means): {And if We willed, We could surely do away with that which We revealed to you then you would not find for yourself concerning it an advocate against Us.}[Quran 17:86][Ibn Abi Shaybah]

The scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them stated that 'the Quran will be lifted when there would be no believers left on this earth; it is only the wicked people who would remain and then the Hour will be witnessed by them.' 

Here, we confirm what we have already said before that Muslims should be careful about such messages which include lies and Dha’eef or fabricated Hadeeths.

For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 106639 and 87470.

Allaah Knows best.

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