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Nation observes ‘Sanctity of Quran Day’ today

Ulema belonging to different schools of thought will throw light on the sanctity of Holy Quran during their sermons of Friday prayers.

Pakistan is observing Yaum-e-Taqaddus-e-Quran today (Friday) across the country as a form of protest against the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden.

According to the details, peaceful protest demonstrations will be staged all over the country during which people belonging to different walks of life will take part to express their resentment over the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden.

Ulema belonging to different schools of thought will throw light on the sanctity of Holy Quran during their sermons of Friday prayers.

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In a tweet today, Shehbaz said, “When it comes to the [matter of] Quran, the [entire] nation is united. The entire Muslim ummah is disturbed by the incident in Sweden.”

He further said the nation will unite to protest to “express their feelings and emotions over the disheartening incident”, adding that after the Friday afternoon prayers, “all classes of Pakistani Muslims will raise the flag of the Holy Quran’s honour and record their peaceful protest”.

“Quran is in our hearts. The Quran is not only a recitation for us but a guideline for living,” Shehbaz said.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also took to Twitter, noting that the desecration was “another example of the rising Islamophobic mindset that seeks to dehumanise and denigrate our faith”.

He called the act a “blatant provocation to try [to] inflame sentiments and undermine Islam as a religion of peace, tolerance and acceptance”.

Bilawal asserted that Pakistan will be raising the issue at the urgent debate of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which will be held on July 11 in Geneva, on behalf of the OIC group.

Earlier, a person, who migrated from Iraq to Sweden, burned pages of the Holy Quran outside a mosque in Stockholm on the first day of Eid ul Adha, prompting outrage in the Muslim world and condemnation from Pope Francis. The Quran burning outside the Swedish mosque also triggered an urgent UN meeting, international condemnation, and diplomatic tensions.

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