I have many tape cassettes of Qur’an recitations. Unfortunately, we do not use tape cassette recorders anymore, and I am not sure what to do with these cassettes. What is the best way to respectfully part with tape cassette recordings of Qur’an?
Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.
I pray you are well.
If there are any stickers with Arabic writing on them, such as the names of suras, peel them off and burn or bury them in a pure place. If you burn them, you may have to break up the ashes as the text sometimes remains intact. This is to show respect and reverence to the things connected to the Qur’an.
The actual cassettes may be thrown away, as there is no Qur’anic text on them. If you know of someone who may benefit from them, it’s better to give them away. Maybe you can give them to the local mosque, where someone might be able to take them and benefit from them.
May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History, he moved to Damascus in 2007, where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital, and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.