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Tattered and worn-out copies of the Qur.aan
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Question: What should be done with [tattered and worn-out] copies of the Qur.aan after [we have finished] reading them?

Response: No doubt [tattered and worn-out] copies of the Qur.aan contain the Names of Allaah, Qur.aanic verses and ahaadeeth. Because of that, it is not permissible to degrade or abase them, but unfortunately some people [do and] use them as a table cloth for eating - this is ignorant of them. As for that which some people have of [tattered and worn-out] copies of the Qur.aan, if it is possible to burn them, then that is best. Otherwise, they can be placed in a plastic bag and tied up so as to keep them from [getting mixed up with] household rubbish.

Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen
I'laam al-Mu'aasireen bi-Fataawa Ibn 'Uthaymeen - Page 196