Eating or Prostrating on Arabic Newspapers or Newspapers that May Have Allaah’s Name in Them

by The Albaani Blog


Questioner: Regarding newspapers which we eat on, is it allowed to eat on newspapers?

Al-Albaani: It’s not allowed to use them like that, because they have Allaah’s Name in them, or Muhammad ibn Abdullaah’s name, maybe an aayah or a hadith and so on.

Questioner: Is it allowed to pray on a newspaper?

Al-Albaani: Standing on it?

Questioner: No, ya’ni, prostrating on it.

Al-Albaani: It’s not allowed to use them in such a manner.

Questioner: Absolutely not?

Al-Albaani: Absolutely.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 52.