Listening to the Qur.aan in the car

Reference: I’laam al-Mu’aasireen bi-Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Page 196

Question: In some cars, the audio speakers are at the level of the feet, and sometimes the feet and shoes are actually on the speakers. [So] the question is, when the Qur.aan is played on the in-car audio system, will this then be considered degrading the Book of Allaah?

Response: If the audio speakers, as mentioned, are indeed beneath the feet and shoes, then the Noble Qur.aan should not be switched on [to play on the in-car audio system]. This is because the Noble Qur.aan will then be heard from beneath the person’s feet, and there’s no doubt that this is an insult to the Qur.aan.

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.