Praise be to Allah Alone and peace and blessings be upon the final Prophet!The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' has examined the question submitted to His Eminence the president by His Honor Abha's Da`wah and Guidance Center manager, which was referred to the Committee by the General Secretary of the Council of Senior Scholars with no. 4222 on 20/10/1411 A.H. The question states:A Da`y (caller to Islam) brought to the center
a gold-colored cup that is made of copper and can be used for drinking but the Ayah (Qur'anic verse) of al-Kursy (Throne) was carved inside it.
In the bottom was written: In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. We hope that Your Eminence, after examining our request, will inform us whether or not it is permissible to use it for drinking or similar purposes. May Allah protect you. Peace be upon you!
After examining the Fatwa request, the Committee stated that it is not permissible to use this cup, as it involves desecration of the two Ayahs carved inside it. Add to this that if it is plated with gold, it will be prohibited to use. (Part No. 24; Page No. 87) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.