ADDISON, Ill.--()--In response to the International Burn a Quran Day event taking place in the Dove World Outreach Center on Sept. 11, the Book of Signs Foundation is distributing 50 free Qurans for every Quran burned.
“In protest of this unconscionable act, the Foundation will neither tolerate nor participate in spreading Islamophobia and hate. To burn a Quran is offensive to Muslims and serves no purpose but to polarize our communities even more”
Though the Book of Signs Foundation, a non-profit, regularly delivers free copies of the Quran all over the U.S., the Foundation, as part of their campaign, will send out 50 more in an attempt to educate the community.
“In protest of this unconscionable act, the Foundation will neither tolerate nor participate in spreading Islamophobia and hate. To burn a Quran is offensive to Muslims and serves no purpose but to polarize our communities even more,” said Wajahat Sayeed, President of the Book of Signs Foundation.
“What the church fails to realize is that unlike other books, even if all the Qurans in the world were to be burned, there are millions of Muslims, some as young as 7 years old, who have committed the entire Quran to memory and can rewrite it cover to cover. This is the Miracle of the Quran as the only book that cannot be destroyed,” said Sayeed.
In addition to distributing 50 free Qurans for every Quran burned, the Foundation is refusing to sell Qurans to those who are involved in the Quran burning and are urging other bookstores to do the same. The Foundation will also have facts about the Quran listed on the website, along with the awareness campaign.
“We are urging people of conscience around the U.S. to take part in the Foundation’s efforts to counter the Quran burning. Though the church in Florida is attacking Islam by burning Qurans, we will not mimic their tactics by burning the Bible. The Quran [6,108] teaches us not to attack the religion of others, which is why we, as Muslims, are positively countering this event by distributing Qurans,” said Sayeed.
For those who are interested in finding out more about this campaign, please visit www.bookofsigns.org.
The Book of Signs Foundation is a non-profit based in Illinois that aims to deliver free copies of the English Translation of the Message of the Quran to educate the residents of the U.S. on the Quran, Islam and Muslims by making the Quran widely accessible.