[Q-ID0442] Can we kiss the Qur’an out of respect?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding this matter: what is the ruling on kissing the Qur’ān? One scholar who is affiliated with a different sect claims that the Qur’ān should not be kissed.

Questioner: Muhammad Bāqir from India

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

Kissing the Qur’ān is permissible and recommended and doing so is proven from the actions of the noble sahaba.

رُوِيَ عَنْ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَأْخُذُ الْمُصْحَفَ كُلَّ غَدَاةٍ وَيُقَبِّلُهُ وَيَقُولُ عَهْدُ رَبِّي وَمَنْشُورُ رَبِّي عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَكَانَ عُثْمَانُ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ يُقَبِّلُ الْمُصْحَفَ وَيَمْسَحُهُ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ”

Hazart Umar رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ would take the Qur’ān every morning and kiss it and say this is the covenant of my Lord and this is His Book. Hazrat Uthmān رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ would also kiss the Mushaf and place it against his face.

(‘الدرالمختار”،کتاب الحظر والإباحۃ، باب الإستبراء وغیرہ،ج۹،ص۶۳۴)

Religious verdicts should not be attained from anyone other than the Sunni scholars. One should not turn his ears towards anything they say and by doing so, you will be safe from any kind of misguidance ان شاء اللہ   .

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Dawud Hanif

Read the original answer in Urdu here – [Q-ID0442] Can we kiss the Qur’an out of respect?

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