Iranians came together to sign 'largest' petition against sacrilege of holy Qur'an

Iranian citizens have come together to sign a petition that stands against the disrespectful treatment of the Qur'an, which has been occurring repeatedly in Western countries.

Iran (IMNA) - The petition, which is an impressive 1,114 meters long, is currently being displayed in Iran's holy cities of Qom and Mashhad. During the Arba'een mourning rituals in Iraq, 80 percent of the petition was exhibited, allowing pilgrims from around the world to add their signatures.

Arba'een commemorates the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions in the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD. This battle witnessed an unjust conflict between Imam Hussein (AS) and his outnumbered army against the Umayyad caliph Yazid I. Every year, millions of Muslim mourners embark on an 80-kilometer walk from Najaf to Karbala, paying homage to Imam Hussein (AS) and his shrine. The petition was initiated by the Arba'een Qur'anic Camp, which released a statement denouncing the desecration of the Qur'an in Persian, Arabic, Urdu, and English. This petition serves as a practical and effective measure to prevent further acts of disrespect towards holy books and sacred sites. Recently, there have been disturbing incidents of Qur'an desecration in Denmark and Sweden, with the approval of the authorities in these two countries.

The global community strongly condemned these actions, which were considered sacrilegious and sparked widespread protests across the Muslim world, including Iran. All Muslim countries expressed their condemnation in the strongest terms.

Meanwhile, in Mashhad, a significant number of pilgrims have gathered to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza (AS). Currently, a section of the petition is displayed in the yards of the Holy Shrines of Imam Reza (AS) and Fatemeh Masumeh (SA), allowing pilgrims to sign it.

Over the past 10 days, more than 4.5 million pilgrims have arrived in Mashhad, according to Hojjat Ganadabi, an official from the governorate.

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