Burning Quran in India
Fatwa No: 82745

Question

Recently copies of holy Qur'an were burnt in India. What is the punishment of the person who has burnt holy Qur'an?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

We ask Allah to strengthen Islam and the Muslims and dishonor Kufr (disbelief) and disbelievers.

In fact, what the non-Muslims have practiced in India is a major crime and a shameful act. This is nothing but exaggerating in disbelief and disobeying Allah. Indeed Allah will punish them. At the same time, one can imagine the condition of the Muslim Ummah (nation) nowadays and how weak it has become.

Pagans, idolaters and Buddhist have been protesting against demolishing Buddha's statues but no one in the Muslim countries reacted against tearing and humiliating the Quran. How painful it is to see the disbelievers show their concern for their religion while Muslims are taking Islam as an easy matter. We ask Allah's forgiveness and safety from all trials.

Allah knows best.

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