There's a special way to dispose of the quran if the pages or covers of the sacred text are damaged and you can't read them thoroughly.
To ensure that copies of the holy book are disposed of properly, the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) plans to build a new Al-Quran disposal facility in Kuala Lumpur.
According to Bernama, JAWI director Datuk Mohd Ajib Ismail said the Darul Kalam Al-Quran Disposal Centre in Raudhatul Sakinah, Taman Sakinah, can only dispose of 150kg of damaged or destroyed copies of the quran in a day.
Mohd Ajib stated that the new disposal centre in Bukit Jalil will enable copies of the the quran to be disposed of at a rate that is three times higher than the current rate, which is up to around half a tonne per day using modern technology.
"If it is approved and there is an allocation, the disposal process will be faster because we have done it with several parties, and it uses more advanced technology, not done manually," Mohd Ajib said at an event yesterday, 30 November.
"As of now, (the construction of the disposal centre) is still in the works, and we will inform higher authorities to obtain budget approval and other necessary approvals."
The damaged Al-Quran was disposed of with advanced technology.
For context, there is actually a recommended way to dispose of the quran
According to Mohd Ajib, citing the 30th National Fatwa Committee meeting’s recommendation, it was suggested on 22 August 1992 that the damaged the quran should be burned, buried, or dumped in the middle of the sea where the water flows.
Yesterday, a total of 6.8 tonnes of blocks of ashes that were once copies of the quran were brought onboard the MVPEDOMAN to be disposed of in the middle of the ocean
Mohd Ajib revealed that more than 30,800kg of the quran were sent for disposal 12 nautical miles from Port Klang.
They were damaged or destroyed by floods in Pahang and Selangor last year, while some copies were sent by other parties.
This programme was a collaboration between the Federal Territories Mufti's office, the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (SWCorp), the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM), and the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP).