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Resolution No.(81) by the Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies:
“ The Ruling of Sharia on Printing Two Copies of the Quran “
Date: 9/7/1425 AH, corresponding to 25/8/2004 AD.

Question: 
I have attached two copies of the Quran, and would like to know whether printing them is permissible or not?
First copy: Printed by Dar Al-Kahir, Beiruit, size 35/25 cm, 4th edition 1402, and includes a marginal index on each page of the Mus-haf.
Second copy: Memorization Mus-haf written on cards that hold Tafseer Al-Jalalain, first edition 2004 AD.
Answer: All perfect praise be to Allah.
The Board is of the view that the marginal index in the first copy usually leads to concealing the marks indicating the Quran`s parts, Ahzaab, Arbaa`, pauses and instances of prostration. The Board sees that such a copy of the Mus-haf is lawful so long as it preserves the marks which indicate the above mentioned.

As regards the second copy, the Board has the following remarks:
1-This copy changes the order of the Quran`s chapters as  revealed from Allah The Almighty.
2- Writing the Mus-haf on cards eliminates the marks indicating its parts, Ahzaab, Arbaa`, pauses and instances of prostration.
3-Placing Tafseer{science of explaining the meaning of the Quran} Al-Jalalain behind these cards contradicts with the practice observed by Al-Salaf Al-Saleh{righteous predecessors} who kept the interpretation on the margins.
4-There are many methods for memorizing the Quran other than the cards method.

Therefore, the Board bans printing the second copy. And Allah knows best.

 

The Board of Iftaa`
Chairman of the Iftaa` Board, Chief Justice, Izzaldeen At-Tamimi
Dr. Abdullah Al-Manasrah
Dr. Yousef Ghyzaan
Dr. Abdulmajeed Al-Salaheen
Dr. Wasif Al-Bakhri
Sheikh Naei`m Mujahid
Sheikh Sae`id Hijjawi

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