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Question by caliph
Submitted on 4/13/2004
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Can I give the HOLY Quran to non Muslim?

Answer by Salamz
Submitted on 6/21/2004
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sure u can.how are they to learn about islam and the wods of god if they are not allowed to read this holy devine book.


Answer by MMSana
Submitted on 10/20/2005
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Off-course!  Every Muslim should feel confident to give out the Holy Quran to those that we feel would read it or compare the holy words to the bible.  That is the only way for them to learn.  However keep in mind that if someone is not seeking knowledge from the holy Quran and is very closed minded... there might be a chance of disrespect to Islam and the holy book... then refrain.  


Answer by Christian
Submitted on 10/25/2005
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First of all I would like to say I am not a muslim. However, I own a Quran and read it. According to IslamWeb a non-muslim should not have a copy of the holy Quran, you can read here: http://www.islamweb.net/ver2/archive/article.php?lang=E&id=88318

However, I tend to agree with Salamz. I am afraid the explanation on IslamWeb is correct according to  strict Islamic law, but spreading the word of God is more important then the question of being clean.
The cleaning is important to show respect to God, spreading the word in my opinion should also be seen as a praise to God. Ofcourse giving a Quran to someone who might use it in a wrong way ofcourse is not allowed. The keyword here would be respect. Is the person respectfull and genuinly interested in hearing the word of God?

The fatwa it is based on is:

Allah says (interpretation of meaning): {Which (that Book with All‚h) none can touch but the purified.} [56:79]

If we take this literally it would mean a not purified can not touched. I am not a muslim and therefor not pure, but I can touch it physically. I would say this line should be interpretted differently: touching it will make you pure in a way, because it will give you access to the word of God. Ofcourse this does not mean you should forget about ritual washing all together, just remember it is a way of showing respect to God.

Try to honour God and show respect. Give the holy book, but not only give the book also you should explain your faith along with it, and ask him to treat the book with respect. If he is not a believer in God, ask him to do it out of respect for your and other muslims.


Answer by Majed Jarrar
Submitted on 1/25/2006
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Allah says in surat il waqi3a "That this is indeed a qur'an Most Honourable,  In Book well-guarded, Which none shall touch but those who are clean" [(77-79)YousifAli translation]

to call people to Islam, you talk to them, use logic and use emotions, tell them to go back to their fitra [the first instinct of belief] and Aql [the mind]... you may use hadith or Quran verses in your argument ... if you persuade them By God's will (or if you got them interested about Islam), then you tell them that they can read the Quran, but due to its holiness, they have to do the ghosol [wash] first..
so you teach them the ghosol, which is washing the whole body with water with the intention of not clearing it from dirt, but clearing the soul from guilt and bad deeds [whether the person knew these bad deeds or wasn't aware of them]
the sunna in the ghosol is to wash the right half of the body before the left half starting with neck and ending with toes on each half, and then spilling water over the head so that it runs down on your body.

wallaho a3lam.


Answer by salam eladwan
Submitted on 1/7/2007
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yes but i think they have to make walthoo and then they can touch it


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