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Nagpur man sets new world record by reciting Holy Quran for 115 hrs
Sunday February 8, 2015 9:26 PM, Special Correspondent

Mohammad Shahzad Pervez, a local youth, Thursday set a new world record by reciting the Holy Quran continuously for 115 hours.

Mohammad Shahzad

Mohammad Shahzad Pervez started reciting the Holy Quran on January 31, 2015 at 04:30 p.m. and stopped at 11:45 a.m. on February 05, 2015 breaking in between the earlier record of Nepal's Deepak Sharma of reading various books non-stop for 113 hours and setting a new record of recitation continuously for 115 hours.

"My aim was not to register my name into the Guinness Book of World Records. It was to send the message of peace and harmony through reciting the Holy Quran - which is the only book talking about world peace in a powerful manner", Shahzad said while talking to

Interestingly, Mohammad Shahzad, a travel agent by profession who owns a firm namely AM Enterprises in Nagpur's Asi Nagar area, took up the challenge at the behest of his elder brother Mohammad Jamal's friend Manish Patil, a social worker who works for peace and communal harmony.

"One day Manish came and asked me to recite the Holy Quran for a world record. Initially I was reluctant as I am neither a Hafiz-e-Quran nor a Qari. But, Manish remained adamant and somehow convinced me to take up the challenge", he added.

Finally after one year's of practice, Shahzad took the needed permission from the Guinness Book of World Records and geared up to set the new world record.

On January 31, 2015 a special program, inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, was arranged at Asi Nagar NIT Hall and after brief introduction Shahzad began reciting the Holy Book at 04:30 p.m.

"After every four hours, I was given a break of 20 minutes to offer Namaz, meal and other essentials", he said.

Exactly at 09:30 in the morning on February 05, 2015 Shahzad broke the record of Nepal's Deepak Sharma. Sharma had set the record of reading non-stop for 113 hours and 15 minutes books of different titles and varying subjects.

At 11:45 a.m. on the same day, Mohammad Shahzad Pervez set the new world record of reciting the Holy Quran continuously for 115 long hours. During these 115 hours, Mohammad Shahzad Pervez completed reciting for once the entire Quran and 28 chapters.

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