A Tunisian court has sentenced blogger Emna Chargui to six months in prison and a £560 fine for reposting a Facebook joke about the coronavirus written as if it was a Koranic verse.
The 27-year-old was found guilty of offending religion and 'incitement to hatred' in a May 4 satirical post entitled 'the Corona Surah', mimicking the Quran in reference to the illness.
'There's no difference between kings and slaves, follow science and ignore traditions,' a passage reads. Chargui, who is not in custody, has three weeks to appeal.
'This is unfair and unjust ... this proves that there is no freedom here,' she told Reuters from home where she had been waiting for the ruling.
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Muslims believe that the Quran was orally revealed by God to the final prophet, Muhammad, through the archangel Gabriel (Jibril ), incrementally over a period of some 23 years, when Muhammad was 40, and the year of his death.
Muslims regard the Quran as Muhammad's most important miracle, a proof of his prophethood, and the culmination of a series of divine messages starting with those revealed to Adam, including the Tawrah (Torah), the Zabur (" Psalms ") and the Injil ("Gospel").
The word Quran occurs some 70 times in the Quran's text, and other names and words are also said to refer to the Quran.
It is thought by Muslims to be not simply divinely inspired, but the literal word of God.
Muhammad did not write Quran as he didn't know how to write. According to tradition, several of Muhammad's companions served as scribes and recorded the revelations.
Shortly after his death, the Quran was compiled by the companions, who had written down or memorized parts of it.
Caliph Uthman established a standard version, now known as the Uthmanic codex, which is generally considered the archetype of the Quran known today.
There are, however, variant readings, with mostly minor differences in meaning.
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