From what I have observed from childhood, when a Mushaf of the Holy Qur'an accidentally comes in contact with someone's feet or when it falls down, people usually pick the Qur'an/Mushaf up, touch it by their eyes and sometimes forehead, then kiss it and maybe ask for forgiveness in an audible voice and keep it in its place.
When I asked this to scholars, scholars of different schools had different opinions. Some said:
- Give sadaqah
- Offer 1 raka'ah salaah (at the same place if you can) and ask for forgiveness.
- kissing it was okay but some were against it
None of them provided any reference to this ruling/action.
What should one do if the Mushaf of the Holy Quran is accidentally dropped or comes in contact with someone's feet?
A strongly referenced answers would be much appreciated.