There is no difference of opinion among the
scholars concerning the fact that the Qur’aan
must be respected and protected.
AL NAWAWI SAID :-
The scholars are unanimously agreed that it is
obligatory to protect and respect the Mus-haf.
ﺣَﺪَّﺛَﻨَﺎ ﺃَﺣْﻤَﺪُ ﺑْﻦُ ﺳَﻌِﻴﺪٍ ﺍﻟْﻬَﻤْﺪَﺍﻧِﻲُّ، ﺣَﺪَّﺛَﻨَﺎ ﺍﺑْﻦُ ﻭَﻫْﺐٍ، ﺣَﺪَّﺛَﻨِﻲ ﻫِﺸَﺎﻡُ ﺑْﻦُ ﺳَﻌْﺪٍ، ﺃَﻥَّ ﺯَﻳْﺪَ ﺑْﻦَ ﺃَﺳْﻠَﻢَ، ﺣَﺪَّﺛَﻪُ ﻋَﻦِ ﺍﺑْﻦِ ﻋُﻤَﺮَ، ﻗَﺎﻝَ ﺃَﺗَﻰ ﻧَﻔَﺮٌ ﻣِﻦْ ﻳَﻬُﻮﺩَ ﻓَﺪَﻋَﻮْﺍ ﺭَﺳُﻮﻝَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪِ ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ ﺇِﻟَﻰ ﺍﻟْﻘُﻒِّ ﻓَﺄَﺗَﺎﻫُﻢْ ﻓِﻲ ﺑَﻴْﺖِ ﺍﻟْﻤِﺪْﺭَﺍﺱِ ﻓَﻘَﺎﻟُﻮﺍ ﻳَﺎ ﺃَﺑَﺎ ﺍﻟْﻘَﺎﺳِﻢِ ﺇِﻥَّ ﺭَﺟُﻼً ﻣِﻨَّﺎ ﺯَﻧَﻰ ﺑِﺎﻣْﺮَﺃَﺓٍ ﻓَﺎﺣْﻜُﻢْ ﺑَﻴْﻨَﻬُﻢْ ﻓَﻮَﺿَﻌُﻮﺍ ﻟِﺮَﺳُﻮﻝِ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪِ ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ ﻭِﺳَﺎﺩَﺓً ﻓَﺠَﻠَﺲَ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻬَﺎ ﺛُﻢَّ ﻗَﺎﻝَ ” ﺍﺋْﺘُﻮﻧِﻲ ﺑِﺎﻟﺘَّﻮْﺭَﺍﺓِ ” . ﻓَﺄُﺗِﻲَ ﺑِﻬَﺎ ﻓَﻨَﺰَﻉَ ﺍﻟْﻮِﺳَﺎﺩَﺓَ ﻣِﻦْ ﺗَﺤْﺘِﻪِ ﻓَﻮَﺿَﻊَ ﺍﻟﺘَّﻮْﺭَﺍﺓَ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻬَﺎ ﺛُﻢَّ ﻗَﺎﻝَ ” ﺁﻣَﻨْﺖُ ﺑِﻚِ ﻭَﺑِﻤَﻦْ ﺃَﻧْﺰَﻟَﻚِ . ” ﺛُﻢَّ ﻗَﺎﻝَ ” ﺍﺋْﺘُﻮﻧِﻲ ﺑِﺄَﻋْﻠَﻤِﻜُﻢْ ” . ﻓَﺄُﺗِﻲَ ﺑِﻔَﺘًﻰ ﺷَﺎﺏٍّ ﺛُﻢَّ ﺫَﻛَﺮَ ﻗِﺼَّﺔَ ﺍﻟﺮَّﺟْﻢِ ﻧَﺤْﻮَ ﺣَﺪِﻳﺚِ ﻣَﺎﻟِﻚٍ ﻋَﻦْ ﻧَﺎﻓِﻊٍ .
Narrated Abdullah Ibn Umar: A group of Jews came and invited the Messenger of Allah ( ) to Quff. So he visited them in their school. They said: AbulQasim, one of our men has committed fornication with a woman; so pronounce judgment upon them. They placed a cushion for the Messenger of Allah ( ) who sat on it and said: Bring the Torah. It was then brought. He then withdrew the cushion from beneath him and placed the Torah on it saying: I believed in thee and in Him Who revealed thee. He then said: Bring me one who is learned among you. Then a young man was brought. The transmitter then mentioned the rest of the tradition of stoning similar to the one transmitted by Malik from Nafi'(No. 4431).
ABU DAWOOD (Book 39, Hadith 4434)
IMAM DAHABI & Al AJLUNI SAID :-
(AL KASHF 3/196, TARIKH AL AJLUNI 1514)
This hadeeth depicts that Quraan and all Holy books should not be placed on the floor. Rather these books should be dealt with absolute respect keeping them at high places.
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