World Union of Muslim Scholars calls for Friday sermon on "protection of the holy"

Fri, 7 Jul 2023 10:09 GMT
World Union of Muslim Scholars calls for Friday sermon on "protection of the holy"

The World Union of Muslim Scholars has called for the condemnation of the burning of the Holy Quran in front of a mosque in Sweden and the protection of the holy sites in Palestine, especially Al-Aqsa Mosque, to be mentioned in Friday sermons this week.

In a written statement issued by the Union, it was reminded that on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Stockholm, the Holy Quran was burnt under police protection in front of the Stockholm Mosque, and the statement read: "This hateful, provocative and criminal act is contrary to all values, morality, and the principle of respect and tolerance for religious sanctities.

The statement also pointed out that the "occupiers" also tore the Holy Quran in some mosques in Palestine and disrespected the first Qibla of Muslims, noting that offensive cartoons were also published in the past, but governments and peoples did not react effectively.

"We call on all Muslim scholars to condemn the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden and to talk about the protection of our holy places in Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestine in their Friday sermons on 7 July," the statement said.

The statement added that Friday sermons should be devoted to condemning these heinous acts and crimes, rejecting all kinds of actions targeting the holy places of Muslims, and explaining the importance of the Holy Quran in the lives of all Muslims.

The statement emphasised that Muslims should be made aware of their duties towards their religion and their first Qibla and called on Muslim countries to take practical measures for diplomatic and economic boycott against the perpetrators of such crimes.

The statement called on the governments of Muslim countries, in cooperation with human rights organisations, to adopt a law criminalising defamation of religions, and then submit it to the United Nations on the grounds that attacks on religion violate international peace and security.

The statement also called on Muslim minorities to act in a "peaceful and civilised manner" on the issue, hold demonstrations and appeal to the judiciary.


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