Right, time to quote some of the beardie weirdies own rulings on the proper disposal of Korans back to them.
As most people are aware an entirely fabricated and stage managed “outrage” has erupted over the disposal of defaced korans in Afghanistan.
Even the Iranians are using it as a propaganda tool.
It has led to war graves of Sodiers who fought against nazi tyrrany being defaced in the now “free” country of Lybia being attacked and desecrated.
This makes me somewhat cross.
Years ago in Port hedland we had a large number of Korans damaged in a deliberately lit fire, the Imam was consulted about the proper methods of disposal for the damaged books.
The 2 suggested methods were a burial (which ened up being what was done) or burning them.
I would suggest the Korans which have caused this “outrage” were being disposed of in an entirely Islamicly agreeable manner.
But enough from me, let see what various “Ask the Imam” sites say about this.
Ummah forum: How do you destroy (if that’s the right word ) Quranic verses. So if you’ve got a Quran that is worn out with damaged pages etc, how should you dispose of it?
Daruliffta:How does one get rid of unwanted religious literature, such as religious books, leaflets with the name of Allah, etc? Also, please state the ruling on what should be done to the copies of Qur’an that are no longer in a useable state:
Islam Q&A: How much efforts should muslim put in to preserve the old copies of Quran? This certainly requires resources and expertise in preservation. There are many old copies of Quran in various libraries and homes but they are all dusted and in bad condition. How one should act in this situation where there is a desire to save such Mushaaf?.
Guess what is acceptable in all 3 as the disposal method?
Onlt one out of the 3 suggests burning as less than optimal, all 3 have it as a legitimate disposal method.
Indeed, if I was a military commander in Afghanistan I might suggest handing over the detainees who defaced the Korans in the first place for the customary punishments
“..Desecrating a copy of the Quran is punishable by imprisonment in some countries (life imprisonment in Pakistan, according to Article 295-B of the Penal Code) and has been punishable by death in Afghanistan, Somalia and Pakistan…”
This is purely confected outrage, call the shits out on it, ask if they are going against thier own religous rulings on this one.