Book of Signs Foundation Counters Quran-Burning in FloridaAugust 17th, 2010 | Category: Press Releases
This year on 9/11 a church in Florida wants to have an International Burn a Quran Day. We at Book of Signs Foundation have launched a nationwide campaign and pledged to distribute 50 copies for every copy they burn and have called on all people of conscience globally, Muslims and Non-Muslims to support this.
We urge people of all faiths to support our campaign in protest of this unconscionable act. Please click below to donate to our campaign. We will print and distribute 50 copies of the Quran for every $100 donation.
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For further information, please contact Wajahat Sayeed at (630) 620-0801.
Book of Signs Foundation Counters Quran-Burning in Florida
Addison, Illinois—August 12, 2010. In response to the “Qur’an Burning” event taking place in the Dove World Outreach Center on Sept. 11, the Book of Signs Foundation is distributing 50 free Qur’ans for every Qur’an burned.
Though the Book of Signs Foundation, a non-profit based in Illinois, regularly delivers free copies of the English Translation of the Message of the Qur’an all over the U.S., the Foundation is willing to send out even more in an attempt to educate the community.
“As a non-profit foundation that delivers free Qur’ans, we understand the importance of the Qur’an. We deliver the Qur’an, in a positive way, in the hopes that we can build a bridge between the communities so that people can understand the religion, not from the actions of people, but rather from what the book says itself,” said Wajahat Sayeed, President of the Book of Signs Foundation.
In addition to distributing 50 free Qur’ans for every Qur’an burned, the Book of Signs Foundation is refusing to sell Qur’ans to those who are involved in the Qur’an burning and are urging other bookstores to do the same.
“In protest of this unconscionable act, the Book of Signs Foundation will neither tolerate nor participate in spreading Islamophobia and hate. To burn a Qur’an is offensive to Muslims and serves no purpose but to polarize our communities even more.What the church fails to realize is that unlike other books, even if all the Qur’ans in the world were to be burned, there are millions of Muslims, some as young as 7 years old, who have committed the entire Qur’an to memory and can rewrite it cover to cover. This is the Miracle of the Qur’an as the only book that cannot be destroyed,” said Sayeed. “Our campaign will let such people know that whatever symbolic gestures of hate they want to portray, they will be in vain and will only encourage us to increase our efforts at education– 50 times more!”
The Book of Signs Foundation will also have facts about the Qur’an listed on the website, along with the awareness campaign. “We are urging people of conscience and mosques around the U.S. to take part in the Foundation’s efforts to counter the Qur’an burning. It is promoting wrong ideas about Islam. Islam is not of the devil and it doesn’t promote violence. In fact, in the Qur’an [6,108], it’s written ‘Do not be abusive towards those whom they call upon [another God] besides Allah … [unless] they may be abusive towards Allah, in their ignorance.’ said Sayeed.
“Though the church in Florida is attacking Islam by burning the Qur’an, we, as Muslims, will not mimic their tactics by burning the Bible. Rather the Book of Signs foundation is taking a higher road. We are simply sending out an awareness campaign to widely spread the message of the Qur’an to counter the burning.. We will continue to do what we have always been doing, which is distributing modern English translations of the Qur’an all over the U.S.”
For those who are interested in receiving a free copy of the Qur’an or finding out more about the efforts of the Book of Signs Foundation, 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 Qur’an to educate the residence of the U.S. on the Qur’an, Islam and Muslims by making the Qur’an widely accessible.
In addition, we are recommending a select number of books below that are geared towards building bridges between the Abrahamic faiths; Islam, Christianity and Judaism.
|The Cross & The Crescent
|The Abrahamic Faiths: Islam, Christianity and Judaism, Similarities and Contrasts
|The Children of Abraham:Judaism, Christianity, Islam
|Crescent Between Cross and Star
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