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Disposing pens

Fatwaa ID: 1554

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Is there a respectable way of disposing of pens used to write ayaat and ahadeeth? It feels wrong to put them in the bin.

Jazakumullahu khayran

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

There is no restriction or necessary guideline in regards to disposing pens. You may discard them like any other unwanted item. However, as the pen is a tool of knowledge, the greater respect you show towards it, the better for you. You may wrap it and then dispose it. You may also bury it if you wish. That is up to you.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

01/14/1445 AH – 08/01/2023 CE | AML1-8121

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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