Taking a Mus-haf home from a mosque

25/01/2012| IslamWeb


Is it lawful to take an old Quran from a mosque, because nobody recite it due to its bad condition? Second, if it is new one, what would be the verdict on that, can I take this?


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

If you are asking whether it is permissible to take a Mus-haf home from the mosque to own it, the answer is that it is not permissible for you to take any of the Mus-hafs which are devoted to the exclusive use of the mosque. However, if there is an old copy that people do not benefit from, you are allowed to take it and substitute it with another one that people can use.

 Allah Knows best.

Fatwa answered by: The Fatwa Center at Islamweb