Sunday, February 20, 2011

Defacing Quran Is Nothing For Christians

It is the need of the hour that we Muslims learn the spirit of Holy Quran. It is understandable that the world is moving at a very fast pace, but even in this technology oriented era one can learn Holy Quran online.

The Muslims expect a high level of dignity and respect towards the holy Quran and if it is not there, their emotions are hurt. There arose a case in Nairobi, Kenya where a Christian in Ethiopia, languished in jail for some months due to paying disrespect to the Holy Quran.

A member of the Full Gospel Church, Tamirat Woldegorgis , when he was 30 he was arrested because he used the words “Jesus is Lord” in some of the clothes (as he was a worker in a cloth making business) and he used the same words in a copy of the Holy Quran as well.

There were allegations on Tamirat Woldegorgis that he was involved in defacing the Holy Quran and this is what hurt the emotions of Muslims. He was transferred to prison Jijiga (Jijiga is the capital of Ethiopia). Some sources say that his life was in great danger there, anyhow he spent 3 years in prison.

According to a church leader, Tamirat Woldegorgis suffered 3 years of jail for something which is nothing special, the question arises, what about the hurt emotions of the Muslims?

For all the Muslims Holy Quran online is the facility available on internet, we must avail it in order to pronounce the Holy Quran rightly and to understand it properly.