Date : 14-06-2010

Question :

What is the ruling on cleaning car shields and windows with newspapers and throwing them away in addition to other uses that dishonor the Arabic language with which they are written?

The Answer :

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds, and may His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

Newspapers usually contain one of Allah`s names or attributes, verses from the Noble Quran, or one of the Prophetic narrations, and these are written in Arabic, the language of the Glorious Quran. In principle, these texts must be honored,; therefore, people shouldn`t eat food on them, make them dirty or throw them into the garbage. Allah, The Almighty, Said (What means): "Such (is his state): and whoever holds in honour the symbols of God, (in the sacrifice of animals), such (honour) should come truly from piety of heart." {Al-Hajj/32}. And Allah Knows Best.