State organizations in Saudi Arabia have desecrated the Muslim holy book by discarding over fifty copies of the Qur’an in Taif city’s street sewerage canals.
As per Saudi official in the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the incident was reported by a local student, who witnessed the holy books while on his way home in Al-Salama district of Taif.
The company that specializes in opening drainage inlets was then asked to open the drainage, and dozens of copies of the Quran were retrieved then.
The photo which shows desecrated books has now gone viral on the social media and internet.
This is not the first time the Holy Quran has been desecrated in Saudi Arabia. Earlier this year, the move by prison officials in Al-Haer province to insult the Holy Book led to protests in different parts of the Kingdom.
The desecration of the Holy Quran in a region, which is considered to be the birthplace of Islam, has shocked the Muslim world.