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['Aalim Network QR] Non-Muslim touchung the Holy Qur'an


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The question below was kindly answered by Dr Liyakatali Takim.

Regards

Abbas Jaffer
Acting Moderator - ABDG-A.

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Question:

I don't know if you've already received it or not, but I sent a
question a couple days ago, concerning my teacher and his getting a Qur'an.
He is not Muslim, and we are going to start our unit on Islam in World
Geography, and he plans to show the Qur'an to all the students, to let them
touch and see it, even though they are not purified.  I need someone's
insight on what to say to him, without embarrasing or ashaming him.  Please
excuse me for being hasty, but he is going to start the unit in probably
two to three days from the date I sent this message (4/2/96), so please
respond soon.

Thank you, and may Allah help you in your decision for what I should do.

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Answer:

Salaamun 'Alaykum,

Since your teacher wishes to show the Qur'an to students so that they can
have a better insight to and understanding of Islam, there is no harm for
them to touch the Qur'an. However, it is haram to give a copy of the Qur'an
to a kafir if you know it will be defiled or desecrated.

And Allah knows best

Liyakatali




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