Indo-Pak Culture & Hanbali Fiqh


Growing up we were taught to respect and honour the Quran. It was at university where I first encountered Muslims who questioned the basis of such forms of reverence and respect and whether they had a basis in the Quran and Sunnah. The end result was raising doubts in my mind that these were Indo-Pak cultural practices which were baseless innovations.

It transpires that these forms of reverence that we were taught – and by the grace of God still practice – were part and parcel of Sunni Islam, being in accordance with the Hanbali school!

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3 Responses

  1. Ibn Abdullah says:

    as-salaamu ‘alaykum,
    You may correct me if I haven’t understood it properly but this text seems to imply it’s not incorrect to place the Mushaf on the ground if done gently ?
    May Allah reward you for your efforts.

  2. al-Kakazai says:

    Wa alaikum salam, yes, it is not a sin but disliked.
    I assume in the past as now (in some parts of the Muslim world) there was not extensive use of tables. Scholars and students may have been placing books on the floor on mats etc.
    I am thinking of some Mauritanian scholars I met in Abu Dhabi having books on a mat on the floor next to them.
    They did not mean any disrespect to the books.

  3. Ibn Abdullah says:

    As-salâmu ‘alaykum
    Jazâkumullah khayr for your anwer.

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