Questioner: Regarding newspapers which we eat on, is it allowed to eat on newspapers?
Al-Albaani: It’s not allowed to use them like that, because they have Allaah’s Name in them, or Muhammad ibn Abdullaah’s ﷺ name, maybe an aayah or a hadith and so on.
Questioner: Is it allowed to pray on a newspaper?
Al-Albaani: Standing on it?
Questioner: No, ya’ni, prostrating on it.
Al-Albaani: It’s not allowed to use them in such a manner.
Questioner: Absolutely not?
Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 52.