Is it sinful or disbelief to keep a copy of the Qur’an in a very messy room?

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Is it sinful or disbelief to keep a copy of the Qur’an in a very messy room?

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In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

It is not disbelief to keep one’s Qur’an in a messy room. It is, however, from the etiquettes of the Qur’an to keep it in a raised place. [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

Cleanliness is from Faith

Regarding the messy room, cleanliness is of the important fundamentals of Islam. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Cleanliness is half of faith.” [Muslim]

This applies to spiritual and physical cleanliness and can also be applied generally to all aspects of the Believer’s life. For some, cleanliness and tidiness come naturally, and for others, it doesn’t. However, if you intend to follow the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace), you will be rewarded for keeping up the tidiness of your room.

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and some texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.