Rulings on locals taking some of the Mus-hafs that the state distributes to the pilgrims

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The state distributes Mus-hafs to the pilgrims, but some locals take them and distribute them to their relatives and friends. What is the ruling on taking these Mus-hafs?.
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Praise be to Allaah.

It is not permissible to take the Mus-hafs which are allocated for distribution to the pilgrims by the relevant department, because this is defeating the purpose, which is to supply the pilgrims with the Book of Allaah, because it may not be possible to obtain them at any other time, and because these Mus-hafs are a waqf which is to be distributed in the specified manner, and it is not permissible to divert the waqf in any way other than that which has been specified. And because you can obtain Mus-hafs from the Department which distributes them to locals. And Allaah is the source of strength. May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our prophet Muhammad and his family and Companions. 

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