Kissing the Qur.aan

Reference: al-Bid’u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa Asla lahu, Page 549
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Question 12 of Fatwa No.4172

Question: I have seen amongst the people that which I have never heard of nor seen before and that is kissing the Qur.aan as [one sees] two men kissing each other [out of brotherly love].

Response: All Praise is for Allaah, the One, and prayers and salutations upon His Messenger, his family and his companions. To proceed:

We do not know of any basis for a man to kiss the Qur.aan.

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.