Is it prohibited to send Quranic verses by WhatsApp where people delete it after reading it?

  • No... Where did you get the claim from?
    – Kilise
    Commented May 31, 2017 at 19:15
  • Could you explain the issue in this question? People delete verses and what??... They will remain a recited quran as long as this life exists, so where is the issue?
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented May 31, 2017 at 21:35

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Deleting electronic verses of the Qur'an is not considered a big deal according to multiple fatawa. An Ask Imam fatwa sums up why nicely:

When disposing of Quranic verses, the main objective is to protect the Quran from any form of disrespect. Since deleting Quranic files off of a storage device is not tantamount to disrespecting the Quran, it will be permissible to do so.

This is affirmed by IslamWeb, Darul Ifta (1, 2, 3, 4), Ask Mufti, Islam Help Line, and an Islam Q&A goes further an even encourages sharing the Qur'an electronically:

There is nothing wrong with sending Qur’aanic messages via e-mail or SMS. Rather this is the kind of deed for which a person will be rewarded ...

UAE news reports another fatwa encouraging it.

See also Is deleting the Qur'an from a computer prohibited? and Can I delete Qur'an recitation audio clips from my phone?, and Tamer Shlash's answer to Is it permissible to use a digital version of the Holy Quran?. (However, none of these posts give references to this particular question.)

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