A post officer receiving parcels of Mus-hafs to send to non-Muslim countries

Q: I am responsible for the post office of Al-Mawsim. Immigrants and other citizens living in this town sometimes come to deliver envelopes containing a medium-sized Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’an) to send to non-Arab countries. Is it permissible to deliver the Mus-haf to these countries whose people are non-Muslims taking into consideration the Hadith reported in the Two Sahihs (authentic) Books of Al-Bukhari and Muslim, on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him and his father), who said: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade traveling with the Qur’an to the land of the enemy.


A: If the recipient is Muslim, there is nothing wrong with sending the Mus-haf to them, whether it is an Arab or non-Arab country, (Part No. 4; Page No. 65) and whether its people are Muslim or non-Muslims. The Mus-haf, in this case, cannot fall into the hands of Kafirs (disbelievers) because it is not send to them, and there is no risk of them desecrating it. On the other hand, if the country where the recipient lives is involved in war against the Muslims, or there is a chance that the Mus-haf may be taken by Kafirs from the recipient or from the postman, you should apply the above-mentioned Hadith and sending it should be prevented.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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