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Fatwa Title

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Deleting SMS messages which contain Quranic verses

Fatwa No.

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133004

Fatwa Date

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08/03/2010

Question: Salam Aleikum, i want to know the authenticity of the claim which i got in a mobile message. Is there actually a hadith which says so ?
Appeal: Don't SMS Ayaats of the Quran, they get deleted. This is one of the signs of Qiyamat that Muslims themselves would erase the Quran by their own hands. frwrd to all frnd.

Fatwa:

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

 

We do not know any source for the statement that among the signs of the Hour is that the Muslims would delete the verses of the Quran with their own hands, and none of the reliable books of the scholars that we have at hand has stated this. Rather, some scholars, may Allaah have mercy upon them, stated that it is permissible to write the Quran and delete it and then drink it with the purpose of being cured with it.

It could be that the writer of this message misunderstood what is reported about the lifting of the Quran at the end of times. ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: “This Quran that is with you is about to be taken away from amongst you.” He was asked: “How would it be taken away from amongst us while Allaah made it firm in our hearts and we made it firm in our Masaahif [plural of Mus-haf which is the Arabic text of the Quran]”? He said: “In one night it will be removed from the hearts of the people and there will remain nothing of it in the Masaahif and the people would be deprived from it (i.e. they would not remember anything of it), and then he recited the saying of Allaah (what means): {And if We willed, We could surely do away with that which We revealed to you then you would not find for yourself concerning it an advocate against Us.}[Quran 17:86][Ibn Abi Shaybah]

The scholars, may Allaah have mercy upon them, stated that 'the Quran will be lifted when there would be no believers left on this earth; it is only the wicked people who would remain and then the Hour will be witnessed by them.' 

Here, we confirm what we have already said before that Muslims should be careful about such messages which include lies and Dha’eef or fabricated Hadeeths.

For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 106639 and 87470.

Allaah Knows best.

Fatwa answered by: The Fatwa Center at Islamweb


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