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Kissing the Quran?


Is the kissing of Quran proven from any Sahabi or any Hadith?


It is reported about Sayyiduna ‘Ikrimah ibn Abi Jahal (radiyallahu’anhu) that he would raise the Quran to his face, cry and say: ‘This is the word of my Lord, this is the book of my Lord’

(Sunan Darimi, hadith: 3350 & Mustadrak Hakim, vol.3 pg.243)

Kissing the Quran is a mark of respect to the Holy book. The ‘Ulama have encouraged respecting as well as kissing the Quran. ‘Allamah Zarkashi (rahimahullah) has cited several proofs for this.

(Al-Burhan of Zarkashi, vol.1 pg. 478)

Ibrahim Nakha’i (rahimahullah) said: ‘The Sahabah and Tabi’un would say:  ‘Show respect to the Quran.’

(Kitabul Masahif, pg.151)


Also see Fathul Bari, hadith: 1609

It’s really sad that we are in an era in which people actually question such a mark of respect to the Greatest book on earth!

One wonders, what went wrong with such people?


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar