Rabat - More than 70,000 fake copies of the Quran were seized on Monday by Saudi Arabian authorities.
Rabat – More than 70,000 fake copies of the Quran were seized on Monday by Saudi Arabian authorities.
A report by Saudi Arabia’s Al Arabya said local authorities found the false copies after stopping the truck that was carrying them near Al Jomoom village, a gateway to the village of Mecca.
According to the same source, the suspects were planning to deliver the fake copies of the Quran during the Hajj season, which began this Tuesday in Saudi Arabia.
Earlier in June, Mecca police foiled an attempt to distribute more than 200,000 fake copies of the Quran by a six-member Asian gang.
Every year, millions of pilgrims from all over the world head to Saudi Arabia in order to perform Hajj, which is among the five pillars of Islam.
Over two million pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj season, statistics show.