Hoax: The Holy Quran will be burnt on next Saturday

Last week I received a chain email from a friend who is in habit of forwarding number of such emails everyday. I usually don’t go through such emails but its title made me read it. Few hours later I saw a note on Facebook replicating content of that email and expressing “great concern” on this horrible act, going to happen Next Saturday.

Here is the email:

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The Holy Quran will be burnt on next Saturday !!!!!!!

Carrefour refused to boycott Israeli/American/Denmark Products. KFC ( Kentucky Fried Chicken), McDonalds, Hardees, Burger King, Pizza Hutt & Starbucks have decided to buy Denmark Products to save their losses.

Boycott Denmark Products and Circulate this news to whoever you can!!!!!

Denmark wants to Burn the Holy Quran on next Saturday in the large grounds in Copenhagen (capital city of Denmark ), in reply to the Islamic Boycott on their products.

Please let’s get together to boycott their products, and pray to Allah Almighty to show them the result of their intentions, which will be a lesson for the whole world.

Forward this to as many friends as you can.

السبت القادم سوف يحرق القران….. ادارة كارفورترفض المقاطعة وكنتاكي _ ماكدونالز _ هارديز _ برجركنج _ وبيتزا هت- وستار بوكس قرروا شراء المنتجات الدنمركية لتعويض خسائر الدنمارك قاطعوهم وانشر الخبر لان الدنمارك تريد حرق المصحف الشريف يوم السبت القادم في الساحة الكبرى في كوبنهاجن العاصمة كوبنهاجن ردآ على المقاطعة الإسلامية أرجوكم وحدوا الدعاء بأن يرسل الله عليهم آيه من آياته ليكونوا عبرة للعالمين (لاتدعها تقف عندك بل أرسلها

لا تمسحها ولا تغلق الصفحة امانة فى ذمتك ستسئل عنها يوم القيامة

لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله

لاإله ألا انت سبحانك إنى كنت من الظالمين لم يدع بها مسلم فى شئ الا وقد استجاب الله له. ……..الدعاء للراسل حتى ترد عليك الملائكة

Denmark is Loosing

Please don’t let this mail stop in your pc.

Assalaamu Alaikum,

Great News

Hope you all know about the Denmark newspaper who made fun of our holy Prophet PBUH and till now they do not regret… let us make them regret for good…The Danish Ambassador, Prime Minister and Denmark National Channel; all are trying to do something just to stop the boycott by Muslims since last month through which their losses have reached 4 billion Euro. If we continue to boycott Denmark products 7 months more it could reach around 80 billion Euro’s loss. Believers do not let this message stop in your PC. Please forward this text to as many Muslims as possible …… Can’t u spare 15 minutes in order to spread this message among Muslims …..

ASAP? REMEMBER THE PROPHET (SAW) MIGHT ASK YOU ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT,’ WHAT DID YOU DO WHEN THEY MADE FUN OF ME? HOW DID YOU DEFEND ME?’

7-up drink, LEGO, Cadbury chocolates, Hall Chewing gums or any product with barcode no. starting with 57

Please convince all Muslims to circulate this to Muslim ummah to ban Danish made products.

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Now, you can see that it is quite emotional email, stating all the ‘right’ reasons for Muslims to forward this to their social network, everybody thinking they are doing a noble deed for Islam and the Prophet (saw). However, only exceptional few know that this email is just a spam / hoax / urban legend, with not a fraction of truth in it. And, we all are just been taken for a ride.

Here is my response:

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It is our moral responsibility to check source of any news before spreading it to our social network, otherwise we will be supporting the spammers and hoaxers in their attempts to spread panic and chaos.

In past few days, I have seen above news being emailed and posted across the web. So far, nobody has tried to verify the source or even get a decent reference url. We are all just forwarding it to our friends and family, thinking we are doing a good deed. However, we are not.

The news says ‘Holy Quran will be burnt on next Saturday’, has anyone checked which Saturday will it be? February 28? March 7? or later? No one knows for sure.

I did some Google about this and, to rain on this parade, found that this hoax is going around for long time. Check following links, all claiming the incident to happen ‘next Saturday’ and Alhamdulillah, nothing of the sort has happened so far.

– http://tinyurl.com/d7ahev
– http://www.turntoislam.com/forum/showthread.php?p=297544
– http://tinyurl.com/daxdh7

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I request you all to be mindful of what you disseminate to your social network, through emails, SMS, Facebook, Twitter etc. Let’s first authenticate the source and then spread the news.


About Kashif Aziz

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28 Responses to Hoax: The Holy Quran will be burnt on next Saturday

  1. Mohd. Gufran December 31, 2016 at 8:38 am #

    If you are truly boycotting western products why dont you include the Internet, Windows, Apple, Google, Windows, Skype, Email, Outlook express, SMS and the list is endless. If you really want to convince Allah on the day of judgement you should boycott all those mentioned above and many more, for example, all arilines., motor cars, busses and lorries and vans. Finally you will end up with a camel in the middle of the desert. If you continue to use all those products, Allah will be very angry at you and send you to eternal hellfire. Thank you. Peace to all

    Man Brindley… why dont u understand the talk was not of to boycott western products..the talk is of boycotting DANISH products,..why are u mixing these two…the thing is…if sumthing is said about…our Prophet(pbuh) ..its called Freedom of speech..if sumthings written about…Jesus(pbuh)..then its Blasphemy…what kind of an equality is this..?? bycatt all things coca is also harmful for health it’s toilet cleaner with acidic 2 PH ( percentage of hydrogen) found test recorded

  2. Karim Mombani November 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    Believe me this news is a hoax and is still prevailing on facebook since so many years…. I am evident to it… Its 2016 and since last 7 years it still moves on……

  3. allah the greatest January 22, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

    حسبنا الله و نعم الوكيل

  4. fairoz December 2, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    Dil main basse Quran ko koi jalla nahi sakta mer bhaiyo

  5. rana September 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm #

    ASLAM O ALAIKUM to all.ye jo kufaar Islam k pechay paray hain ye sirf or sirf Islam se dartay hain.kun k ISam wo mazhab hai jo sab mazahib me akela best n top pe hai.kami hum muslims me hai jo inko itni dheel mili hue hai.hum ek ho jaen to koi kuch nae kar sakta.plz sab muslims ek ho jaen puri duniya me ek ho jaen phr koi galib nae ho sakta aur INSHAALLAH ALLAH Pak in se QURAN E PAK jaisi pak kitab ki behurmati ka khud badla lain ge.but Hume b ek hona hai plzzzzzzzzz sab muslims ek ho jao n kufar ka mukabla karo.ALLAH tala hmari madad farmaen ge INSHAALLAH

  6. shoaib August 16, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    aap logon ko koi haq nhi is ko burn kerne ka aap k liye aap ka din hi hamare lye hamara din hi

  7. Asif mohamed August 16, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    what the bloody idiots thinking about islam……there is no religion to stand front of islam……..the mad dogs who were playing with this matters must be punished……if i got them i should really get out their heads in my hand……..the bloody mad guys were going to see the end right now………..

    allah-o-akbar

  8. Hend July 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    majid

    “They are keep trying to play with muslims emotions. Please stop drinking of COCA COLA, because if you see this this in mirror it is in arabic language and it means La Mohammed La Makkah , if you dont believe this you should see this in mirror it is very clear. this coca cola product belongs to JEWS. and we cant ignore this. so we need to stop this drinking of coca cola. pls pass this message to all muslims”

    mad guy…this is the problem with you guys….take a look at your behind in the mirror…that will also look like something which will offend you.

  9. Omar Saleem July 27, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    Its time to wake up and smell the fresh air. We as Muslims need to turn towards Muslim Social Networks that uphold the values of Islam and provide a community that has rich content and Muslims worldwide.
    http://www.muslims-unite.com
    is a new social network that is meant to provide Muslims with an option. Check it out.

    http://id.news.yahoo.com/repu/20100722/ttc-muslims-unite-laman-jejaring-sosial-b3cfa56.html

    http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Business/21-Jul-2010/Muslim-social-website-gains-popularity

    http://www.republika.co.id/berita/trendtek/aplikasi/10/07/22/126012-muslims-unite-laman-jejaring-sosial-islami-yang-kian-populer

  10. majid March 28, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    salam Alaikum ,

    As we know that , kufars are always trying to misguide us from different ways but from where the news spreaded anyone knows, but boycot of denmark and JEWS products we should continue because they made fun of our prophet.
    and they did not regret yet.

    They have builded a WINE BAR which looks same as KABA in USA, Named as KAABA and that was 24/7.

    They are keep trying to play with muslims emotions.
    Please stop drinking of COCA COLA,
    because if you see this this in mirror it is in arabic language and it means La Mohammed La Makkah , if you dont believe this you should see this in mirror it is very clear.
    this coca cola product belongs to JEWS.
    and we cant ignore this.
    so we need to stop this drinking of coca cola.
    pls pass this message to all muslims

  11. Ali Hassan December 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm #

    ASA, I agree with brother Kashif. many times we receive emails, in which no source is mentioned, and those are religiously emotional. I think we should stop this practice. I would like to quote one Hadith….Sayadna mohammad SAS said…’KISE KE JHOOTA HONE KE ITNA HE KAFEE HE KE WO SUNEE SUNAE BAAT KO AGE BARAH DE…..
    Dr Ali Hassan
    Madinah Munawarah

  12. devanam November 24, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    I think the Koran burning story is a hoax just to annoy Muslims. Everybody knows Muslims get violent if anything is said against the Koran. I don’t think the Danes are stupid enough to burn a book which means nothing.

  13. Salma November 23, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    Salam, to all muslims around da world i think dat we shud all boycott on wat the people of denmark are tryin to do!!!!!!!

    And as 4 u idiots who live in denmark u beeta watch out 4 wat u pricks r leadin urselvz into!!!
    I also dont see by burnin da Quran is goin to stop us 4rm bein muslims and i also dont see hw this is goin to stop us 4rm still readin da Holy Quran follow the TRUTH!!!!!!!!!

    Oh and mess wiv us and da truth dont worry u wont get away wiv dis cuz we r all goin to return to our Creater Allah the Greatest and u idiots will find out then and regret everythin u guyz hav done!!!!!! TRUST ME ON THAT!!!!!!!!!

  14. Muadh November 7, 2009 at 8:51 pm #

    This article (attached) suggests that the
    Quran burning story is anything but a hoax.

  15. Mohamed September 10, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    It is a fact that such activities have taken place in places around the world without going into the unnecessary details. Burning a religious scripture of any community is criminal, malicious and mischievous while some others who support are purely ignorant and need some education. In Islam the standards are higher than what you would find in any other system. The Quran says in 6:108 “Revile not ye those whom they call upon besides Allah…”.

    Moreover in Islam the standards are very HIGH. Inshallah in a Sharia environment we allow any food required by any community. However if it offends another community then a certain mechanism of correct distribution (like clear marking) would be required (e.g. biscuits and chocolates having non-veg contents should be marked so vegetarians are not offended).

    To solve these problems we Muslims have a responsibility to educate the non-Muslims the message of our religion and inshallah many will accept or at least appreciate. Muslims haven’t been doing this yet alhamdulillah Islam has become the fastest growing religion in the world. How much more if Muslims do. Wake up Muslims!

  16. devanam September 9, 2009 at 9:30 pm #

    Many Muslims live in Denmark and other European countries. If I were a muslim, I would adjust myself to their way of life in their country and respect their laws and their culture and not the other way round. I cannot go to a guest country and ask them to adapt to my way of living. That is absolute madness and nobody should give in to such demands. If I come to Pakistan, of course I must adapt your way of life. Asking for a boycott of Danish products is unfair and it will not succeed. There is also a movement in the UK and other civilized countries in the west to boycott any shop selling halal food and I think it is fair for the simple reason halal food is not european.

  17. Kareemah September 9, 2009 at 6:32 pm #

    salaam to all reading the comments on this statement about the Quran, it is so true that we get taken for a ride so many times that we dont even know when we shouldnt be. if we also don’t research any stories going around, the world would be in total chaos!

    shukr again for clarifying the matter!
    regards
    kareemah

  18. Shabbir Afridi September 2, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    True or not, doesn’t matter. The idea was to spark flare and hatred amongst the Muslims against the Danes for the unacceptable act. Which by the way, it did, mission accomplished and case closed. Pease

  19. Mohamed April 21, 2009 at 3:57 pm #

    more links for educating Brindley and the likes:

    http://www.1001inventions.com/
    http://www.twf.org/Library/Renaissance.html

  20. Mohamed April 20, 2009 at 5:06 pm #

    Brindley,

    I will just quote Prince Charles:
    The surprise, ladies and gentlemen, is the extent to which Islam has been a part of Europe for so long, first in Spain, then in the Balkans, and the extent to which it has contributed so much towards the civilisation which we all too often think of, wrongly, as entirely Western. Islam is part of our past and our present, in all fields of human endeavour. It has helped to create modern Europe. It is part of our own inheritance, not a thing apart.

    I suggest you get some education on the subject.

    – Peace (Salaam)
    http://muslimheritage.com/topics/default.cfm?ArticleID=675

  21. Talal Bin Ghizal March 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm #

    This is not the question how much.maximum you can participate ?
    the question is how less/minimum you can do ?

    we ‘MUST’ boycott all that we can afford to, if we can’t afford then don’t do it… simple isn’t ?

  22. abdul March 12, 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    is that true…?
    i dun think so… otherwise it wud have been displayed on mediaa… coz if it is true then ofcourse its not such a thing that can be neglected by media…

  23. Kamran March 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm #

    Brindley
    March 7th, 2009 20:16 GMT
    If you are truly boycotting western products why dont you include the Internet, Windows, Apple, Google, Windows, Skype, Email, Outlook express, SMS and the list is endless. If you really want to convince Allah on the day of judgement you should boycott all those mentioned above and many more, for example, all arilines., motor cars, busses and lorries and vans. Finally you will end up with a camel in the middle of the desert. If you continue to use all those products, Allah will be very angry at you and send you to eternal hellfire. Thank you. Peace to all

    Man Brindley… why dont u understand the talk was not of to boycott western products..the talk is of boycotting DANISH products,..why are u mixing these two…the thing is…if sumthing is said about…our Prophet(pbuh) ..its called Freedom of speech..if sumthings written about…Jesus(pbuh)..then its Blasphemy…what kind of an equality is this..??

  24. Awais Naseer Keyani March 8, 2009 at 2:14 am #

    I also received this mail but I knew that there’s nothing like fact in it. We receive tons of SMSs, emails etc claiming Hadiths and other such things with an emotional messege in the end…. and we forward them without authentication! by doing so, we just do a sin of spreading a rumor instead of a virtue!!!! As the Holy Prophet (SAW) said: “If a person forwards everything which he hears (without authentication) then this thing is enough to prove him a lair”

  25. Shakir Lakhani March 7, 2009 at 11:17 pm #

    For some reason, most Pakistani muslims react negatively when they read something like this. We should certainly boycott products made in Denmark particularly those which are available from other sources, but there’s no need to attack and damage property in Pakistan, as happened when the cartoons were published. There are civilized ways to protest, but our mullahs and their followers prefer violence.

  26. Brindley March 7, 2009 at 8:16 pm #

    If you are truly boycotting western products why dont you include the Internet, Windows, Apple, Google, Windows, Skype, Email, Outlook express, SMS and the list is endless. If you really want to convince Allah on the day of judgement you should boycott all those mentioned above and many more, for example, all arilines., motor cars, busses and lorries and vans. Finally you will end up with a camel in the middle of the desert. If you continue to use all those products, Allah will be very angry at you and send you to eternal hellfire. Thank you. Peace to all

  27. Kashif H March 7, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    I think this mail should be sent officially to all head of state of Islamic countries who refuse to wake up from the slumber

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