Kissing and wiping the Qur.aan over the eyes

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.1472

Question: We notice that some brothers, when they begin to read the Noble Qur.aan, they kiss it and wipe it over their eyes and face. So, seeking your advice, is this mentioned in the Sharee’ah?

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 this in the pure Sharee’ah.

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet ﷺ and his family and his companions.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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