Photo Of Quran Recital Viral As Saudi Woman Marrying Minor Son

BOOM found that the viral image was taken out of context and shared with a communal spin.

A picture of a woman and a young boy posing with garlands is viral with false communal spin that muslim woman in Saudi Arabia married her son, following the husband's death.

The two photos are being shared with the false caption in Hindi and English, "Saudi Muslim mother married her son after the death of her husband"

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(In Hindi - "सऊदी की इस मुस्लिम महिला ने पति के इन्तेकाल के बाद अपने ही े सगे बेटे से किया निकाह आखिर यही तो है इस्लाम")

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Viral on Facebook

We found the picture shared on Facebook with the same false communal spin.

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A reverse image search using Yandex showed results for a post dated January 31, 2020 on Facebook with the caption which translated to English reads, "Today was my son's Khatam Al-Quran, Who will share by giving us congratulations." (In Urdu - آج میرے بیٹے کا ختم القرآن تھا, ھمیں مبارک باد دے کر کون کون شئیر کریگا)

Khatam Al-Quran is the complete recitation of the Holy Quran from the beginning to the end.

While we could not successfully establish where the viral picture was clicked, were ascertained that the picture shows a woman posing with her son after he finished the full recitation of the Quran.

A Facebook search for part of the above caption, "Today was my son's Khatam Al-Quran" in Urdu (آج میرے بیٹے کا ختم القرآن تھا) on Facebook showed pictures uploaded by parents of their children with similar garlands around their neck. Some of the pictures also had them posing with their children, with the captions explaining that it was clicked after the 'Khatam Al-Quran' celebration.

Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of Alt News had previously posted a thread on Twitter detailing what he found on the viral image.

Updated On: 2020-02-10T17:56:41+05:30
Claim Review :   Saudi Muslim Woman Married Her Husbands Son After He Died
Claimed By :  Facebook Posts
Fact Check :  False
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