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Praise be to Allah and may His salutations be upon the Prophet Muhammad, his family and all companions.

The Mus-haf is the documented form of the Glorious Qur’an in pages of books. They are known as copies of the Glorious Qur’an. Making endowment of the Mushaf for people to read from and learn how to read the lofty words of Allah is no doubt one of the most rewarding and beneficial deeds for a person. The learned sheikh Abdul-Aziz Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on his soul) was asked about endowing the Mus-haf to which his Excellency replied:

“If the deceased left behind a Mushaf, it will benefit him if he makes it Waqf (endowment), and in this case he will receive a reward. Likewise, if he made Waqf useful books which contain legal sciences or any other science which is useful to people, he will receive a reward. A person is rewarded for this because he is helping for goodness.” (

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated: “The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: ‘The rewards of the good deeds that will reach a believer after his death are: Knowledge which he taught and spread; a righteous son whom he leaves behind; a copy of the Qur’an that he leaves as a legacy; a mosque that he built; a house that he built for wayfarers; a canal that he dug; or charity that he gave during his lifetime when he was in good health. These deeds will reach him after his death.’”

There are however, certain rulings pertaining to making endowment of Al-Mus-haf as mentioned by the scholars in their verdicts. Among such rulings is the impermissibility of taking the Mushaf out of the mosque or replacing it with another. The scholars of the Standing Committee (16/19) were asked: Is it permissible to take the Mushaf out of the Haram to read it at home? 

They replied: 

If Mushafs and books have been given as a waqf for people to benefit from in a specific place, it is not permissible to take them elsewhere, whether Haram or somewhere else, unless the place where they were put is no longer in operation, in which case they should be moved to somewhere where they may be as beneficial or more so. End quote. (

Also, If there are many Mushafs in the mosque and they are not being made use of, there is nothing wrong with transferring the extras to another mosque that needs Mushafs. 

Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him) said: 

If this small mosque does not need some of the Mushafs that are in it, there is nothing wrong with transferring those that are not needed in this mosque to another mosque that needs them, because the aim is that the worshippers benefit from these Mushafs. But to be on the safe side, it is better to ask the imam for permission to do that, because he knows best what the mosque needs. (Majmoo‘ al-Fataawa, 20/15.)

It is as well not allowed to sell copies of the Qur’an kept in the Mosque or with somebody as endowment. They should be left to be used as designated by the endower.


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