I want to know if it is allowed to underline with pen translations / explanations or tafseer of Holy Quran?

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Of course it's permissible, they're just like any other book!

In fact, it's allowed to take notes on mushaf itself.

  • I agree, but please change the statement in which you say it's like "any other book".
    – Dynamic
    Commented Sep 21, 2012 at 10:04
  • @Dynamic: What makes them different? They're ordinary books written by a human, the only thing that makes them special is that they are "an understanding of Quran based on the knowledge of the author", but still they're written by humans. Commented Sep 21, 2012 at 17:03

In many verses of Quran, such as the following ones, Allah has told us to think deeply about what it states.

أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُ‌ونَ الْقُرْ‌آنَ أَمْ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبٍ أَقْفَالُهَا

Then do they not reflect upon the Qur'an, or are there locks upon [their] hearts?



أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُ‌ونَ الْقُرْ‌آنَ ۚ وَلَوْ كَانَ مِنْ عِندِ غَيْرِ‌ اللَّـهِ لَوَجَدُوا فِيهِ اخْتِلَافًا كَثِيرً‌ا

Then do they not reflect upon the Qur'an? If it had been from [any] other than Allah , they would have found within it much contradiction.



إِنَّا جَعَلْنَاهُ قُرْ‌آنًا عَرَ‌بِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ

Indeed, We have made it an Arabic Qur'an that you might understand.


So do you think if underlining helps your understanding of Quran, God will punish you for that?

I don't think so :)

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