How do I dispose of papers or CDs with Allah’s name on them?

If you have to dispose of papers or books that have Allah’s name on them, or Quranic verses, you may burn them, or shred them, as long as the shredding is fine and the name of Allah is not left in tact. You may also bury them. Throwing them in the recycling bin or other bin is not respectful or appropriate. May Allah help us to do what is good.

In general any papers on Islam should be disposed off like this – whether they are notes on Tajweed or Islam etc.

If you have CDs to dispose off, if they have no writing on them, you can throw them away. However if they have Allah’s name or ayahs then break them up before throwing them away.

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Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001. His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest Ijazahs (certificates) in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings). His own gift for teaching was evident when he gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College). He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.