In response to the recent violation of the Holy Quran in Sweden, Pakistan observes Yaum-e-Taqaddus-e-Quran today.
The date was announced at a meeting in Islamabad presided over by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
In this regard, nonviolent protest marches will be held around the country, with individuals from all walks of life taking part to show their outrage over the destruction of the Holy Quran in Sweden.
During their discourses at Juma prayers, Ulema from various schools of thought will shed light on the holiness of the holy Quran.
PM urges citizens to take part in protests
The prime minister wrote on Twitter, “Our unity knows no bounds when it comes to the sanctity of the Qur’an.”
He stressed that the Quran retains a particular place in Pakistanis’ hearts. It is more than just a recitation; it is a thorough guide to living a moral life.
Mr. Sharif had urged the public, including all political parties, to join the demonstration to send a united message to the devious minds.
He also directed the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to take part in the Yaum-e-Taqaddus-e-Quran and stage nationwide demonstrations. He told the gathering that the holiness of the Holy Quran was a part of Muslims’ creed to which they all agreed.
“The astray minds were toeing a nefarious agenda of fanning the negative trend of Islamophobia,” he explained.
PM Shehbaz stated that nations and leaders who believe in peace and coexistence must combat violent forces contaminated with Islamophobia and religious biases.
He considered the violent mindset that targeted religion, sacred individuals, ideas, and ideologies to be the adversaries of world peace. He stated that forces committed to peace and interfaith harmony should play a role at the world level in reversing such bad trends.
Parliament adopts a resolution
The Joint Session of the Parliament unanimously passed a motion on Thursday requesting that Sweden take action against individuals implicated in the desecration of the Holy Quran.
The Pakistani government called a special joint session of the two houses of Parliament to debate the issue, as Friday was designated as Yaum-e-Taqaddus-e-Quran.
Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister, proposed the motion, adding that the house believed in respecting all religions, beliefs, and holy books.
“This House urged Swedish authorities to take appropriate steps against the perpetrator(s), including but not limited to legal action, and to ensure that such acts do not occur in the future,” the resolution declared.
It urged that the incidents of Islamophobia should be dealt with the same seriousness as hate against other religions.