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The Ruling Concerning the Papers that Contain the Name of Allah
Question:

We find that some of the verses of the Qur’an printed in the newspaper or writings, as well as, ''In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, The Merciful,” [1] at the beginning of some papers and 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?
Answer:

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 Qur’anic verses and Allah’s Names from being degraded. It is not allowed to throw them in the garbage heaps or into the streets or to use them as different kinds of sheets, such as tablecloths. Otherwise, one is degrading the names and verses and not safekeeping them.

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[1] The question is referring to these words being written in Arabic.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
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