Repairing damaged Quraans from the musjid and keeping few copies at home

Q: My husband bought some damaged Qurans from the local masjid to our home around 18 months ago. He repaired the broken spines and returned many. However he has kept a few in our house and also in my in laws house because they are large print. At the time I raised my concern they are community property. Im concerned they are waqf, perhaps donated by someone in the community for local charity, and now we have them in our house and my in laws house. Neither house (mine or my in laws) refers to them.

Should we return the Qurans or keep them? If we must return them what should we do as repentance?

A: If it is musjid property then it must be returned to the musjid.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)