kissing the Quraan


When a people stars to recite the Holy Qur’aan, they always start by kissing the Qur’aan and then placing the Qur’aan on their heads (or foreheads). I know that kissing the Qur’aan could indicate to love of the Qur’aan, but what I cannot comprehend is why is the Qur’aan place on the head (or foreheads).

Is there any Hadith which proves kissing the Qur’aan? And is there any Hadith which proves that one should place the Qur’aan on the head or fore head?
If there is Hadith to prove the above, then in there any sin carrying out these actions, or will this action be regarded as Bidaat.

It is permissible to kiss the Qur’aan as well as to place it on your head or forehead. This action is a sign of respect for the Quraan. This action is not a innovation ( Bidaat). When Umar( R.A) used to take the Quraan, he used to kiss it.
Uthmaan (R.A) also used to kiss the Quraan and place it on his face.(Shaami Vol. 5 pg. 272)

And Allãh Ta’ãla knows best

Mufti Muhammed Ashraf
11 January2012 / 16 Safar 1433