10 Strange Facts About The Quran

  • The World’s Biggest Quran:
    The completion of the world's largest Quran was hailed as a major achievement for Afghanistan when it was officially unveiled in the nation's capital.

  • Misprinted Qurans Caused A Political Crisis:
    Members of the government’s opposition claimed the misprints were created intentionally to provide
    an excuse for parliament to be broken up and a new election called in Kuwait.

  • Banning The Quran:
    In recent years, the infamous Dutch politician Geert Wilders led an attempt to have the Quran banned in the Netherlands. The motion didn’t come close to passing. Imran Firasat, a former Muslim, lodged a petition in Spain for the Quran to be banned but was met with similar success.

  • Quran Memorization:
    Seventeen million people around the world watched the Dubai National Quran Awards in 2013, a contest in which children recite the book from memory in pursuit of 250,000 UAE dollars ($70,000).

  • Miracle Baby:
    In 2009, Muslims in the Russian Republic of Dagestan flocked to see a nine-month-old boy. Reports claimed that verses on the Quran were appearing spontaneously on the skin of young Ali Yakubov.

  • Swearing On The Quran:
    Ellison’s choice to use a Quran drew inevitable criticism from traditionalists. In Australia, MP Ed Husic faced abuse online after he swore in on a Quran for the first time in the country’s history, in much the way that everyone faces abuse online for everything.

  • Rules For Handling The Quran:
    Many rules for handling the Quran are derived from Islamic ideas of purity. Wudu is a process of cleansing oneself in preparation for prayer and should rightfully be undertaken before touching or carrying the Quran.

  • What’s A Quran worth?:
    The most expensive Quran sold for over $2.3 million in 2007.As with anything, big money attracts crime.The 11th-century Quran, stolen from Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, would’ve been worth around $50,000 on the UK black market.

  • Quran Burning:
    Infamous pastor Terry Jones became known around the world to create “International Burn a Quran Day.”
    He’s still at it, but his plans to burn 2,998 Qurans on September 11 this year were cut short when he was arrested for illegally transporting kerosene to the burning site, along with a trailer filled with Qurans
    and a grill.

  • Rimsha Masih:
    In August 2012, Rimsha was accused of damaging a Quran after she was found in possession of singed pages. Under pressure from a threatening mob, police arrested the girl while 600 Christian families from her village were forced to flee their homes.

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