Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions relating to our Quran translation to help you, if you’re looking for something that isn’t on here then please get in touch by clicking HERE.

A painful punishment for those who deny this Quran, a guidance, the Scripture of their Lord. (45:11)

We go to great lengths to make sure the Quran and your order are packaged appropriately. Each copy of The Majestic Quran (Hardback) is individually shrink-wrapped, then bubble-wrapped and then placed in a sturdy cardboard box for delivery.

We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure our translation is fully in line with Orthodox Sunni beliefs. Our translation has been approved and verified by Dar Al-Iftaa (Egypt), they are the Premier Institution for Islamic Legal Interpretation in the Muslim World. See HERE for more information. 

Yes, we do but if you’d prefer to buy from a local bookstore, check out our stockists’ page, click HERE.

According to most scholars, it is permissible to send copies of the Quran and other Islamic literature through postal/courier services. The reasons they give include:

  • The need for people to access the Quran
  • The prevalent nature of mail order and shipping services
  • The hardship involved in deeming it otherwise
  • The Quran must be packaged properly so that it is the packaging or box that is being ‘thrown around’ and the Quran itself is not damaged by the shipping process.

It is not permissible to touch the Arabic Quran if you don’t have wudu, according to the majority of scholars. This is the view of the four imams (Hanafi, Malaki, Shafi, Hanbali) and this was the view expressed by the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him). The same applies to moving the Quran from place to place if the person who is moving it is not in the state of Wudu. But if they touch it or move it with something in between, such as picking it up in a wrapper, then it is acceptable. But if they touch it directly, this is not permitted according to the view of the majority of scholars.

However, the Quran can be recited from memory if the person is without wudu, or for them to read it if the Quran is held by someone who has wudu. So, to read the Arabic Quran you must be the state of wudu. However, Quran translations without the Arabic like ‘The Majestic Quran’ paperback edition do not require Wudu. According to some scholars (the Malaki Jurists), any book or a translation and commentary of the Quran that has less than 50% Arabic can be read without Wudu.

It is permissible to give copies of the Quran to non-Muslims if:

  • their guidance is intended thereof
  • you are reasonably confident that they will not disrespect it.

If a non-Muslim doesn’t understand Arabic then it would be better to provide just the paperback copy (English only) of the translation of the Quran rather than one with the Arabic text. If they have to be given a copy with the Arabic text, then they should be advised to purify themselves first before handling the Quran. However, according to some scholars, they are technically not responsible for performing ablution and ghusl before touching it, since they are not responsible for the laws of Islam until they embrace the faith.

The majority of scholars say that it is impermissible for a woman to touch the Quran during menstruation. They also said that it is forbidden for her to recite the Quran, even without touching it. The only exceptions they make is in the case of dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and phrases that are not intended as recitation such as saying “Bismillahi’r-Rahmani’r-Raheem” or “Ina Lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon”, or other phrases from the Quran which are repeated as general duas.

However, reading the paperback version (English only) is permissible for menstruating women because it is the translation and not the original Quran (which is Arabic).

In principle, it’s not necessary for a woman to cover her head while reading the Quran. However, to do so is a mark of respect. Whilst reciting the Quran, one should bear in mind that you are communicating with Allah – the Lord of the Universe, and hence should observe the utmost etiquette. The practise of covering the head is out of reverence for reading religious material and has been recorded from the pious predecessors (salaf).

We hope you are delighted with everything you buy from us. However, if for any reason you are not, simply return it to us (at your own cost) within 30 days of purchase in its original condition and with your receipt (order confirmation), and we will gladly find you a replacement or refund your money. In the unlikely event that your order is damaged, please return it to us (at your own cost) within 30 days of receipt in its original condition. We will be happy to replace where possible or refund you in full if the item is found to be damaged. All returns must be authorised and sent back to us with proof of delivery. Any return postage costs will be refunded at our discretion only.

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All international orders (outside of the UK) are subject to customs and duties. All items entering a foreign country are subject to customs inspection and the assessment of duties and taxes in accordance with that country’s laws. Customs duties and taxes are assessed, generally, if the merchandise is dutiable and the value of the item is above the threshold set by the country’s laws. If duties and taxes are assessed on an item, they will be collected from the recipient. In addition, for most countries, there is an administrative fee that is collected from the recipient to cover the costs of clearing the item through customs and collecting duties and taxes. So please check for yourself by contacting the relevant department in your country before placing your order.