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Apple takes down "Quran Majeed" app in China

The app "Quran Majeed" is available across the world on the App Store, and has nearly 150,000 reviews

Friday October 15, 2021 7:03 PM, IANS

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New Delhi: Apple has taken down one of the world's most popular Quran apps in China after a request from Chinese officials, the BBC reported.

Quran Majeed is available across the world on the App Store, and has nearly 150,000 reviews.

However, Apple removed the app at the request of Chinese officials, allegedly for what they said hosting "illegal religious texts", the company said.

The Chinese government has not responded to a request for comment.

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The deletion of the app was first noticed by Apple Censorship - a website that monitors apps on Apple's App Store globally, the report said.

The Chinese Communist Party officially recognises Islam as a religion in the country.


However, China has been accused of human rights violation, and even genocide, against the mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group in Xinjiang.

It is not clear what rules the app has broken in China.

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Quran Majeed meanwhile says it is "trusted by over 35 million Muslims globally", the report added.

Last month, both Apple and Google had removed a tactical voting app devised by jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Russian authorities had threatened to fine the two companies if they refused to drop the app, which told users who could unseat ruling party candidates.

China is one of Apple's biggest markets, and the company's supply chain is heavily reliant on Chinese manufacturing.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has been accused of hypocrisy by politicians in the US for speaking out about American politics, but staying quiet about China.

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