Ruling on using newspapers as a “tablecloth”
It is not permissible to use newspapers as a “tablecloth” to eat from, or to wrap things in, or to treat them in any other kind of abusive manner, if they contain any verses from Qur’aan or mention of Allaah. If that is the case they should be kept in a suitable place, or burned, or buried in clean ground.
Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li’l-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 6/347
But if the newspapers are in a language other than Arabic and there is no mention of Allaah in them, then it is permissible to use them.
And Allaah knows best.
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