In F. Viqar and F. Saeed, Women's bodies, men's decisions: Women's control over sexual and reproductive health in Pakistan, Sexualities, Culture and Society in Muslim Contexts, 2014, Dossier 32-33 (link), we have the following footnote on page 140:
In areas of Pakistan, some women are "married to the Quran", a practice which guarantees they remain celibate. This action is usually undertaken to protect family inheritence, when it is at risk of being shared with the husband of a daughter or a sister who has not found a suitor from within the family. The roots of this practice are found in the feudal culture where land is equated with family honour.
It is described as occurring in the Sindh region of Pakistan. It also mentions women being married to a glass of water, and a particular case, Allah Wasai from the Cholistan desert, being married to a pigeon.
I'm not sure how seriously I take being married to a glass of water or a pigeon. But...
Question: Is the practice of "marrying the Qur'an" allowed?
I'm guessing the answer is a resounding no. But if it goes against Islam, and scholars became aware of its practice, I'd expect there to be fatwas declaring in haram, which is what I seek in this question.