|AbuMujaahid||-- 04-10-2004 @ 11:23 PM|
King Fahd Complex prints 180 million copies of Holy Quran in two decades
Al-Madinah, 21st September 2004
The King Fahd Complex for Printing the Holy Quran has produced over 180 million copies of the Holy Quran during the past 20 years.
A latest annual report issued by the Complex said that it has distributed 173 million copies of the Holy Quran in Arabic thus far. The Complex also produces copies of the Holy Quran with interpretation in various languages of the world.
Establishment of the Complex was part of the Kingdom?s pioneering role in serving Islam and Muslims worldwide and reflected recognition of the importance of having a specialized body for service of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah (teachings of the Prophet).
The Madinah-based Complex is spread over an area of 250,000 square-metres, and has capacity to produce 10 million copies of the Holy Quran annually. It also produces books on the Sunnah and the history of the Prophet.
The Complex provides interpretations of the Holy Quran in 44 languages, including 23 Asian, 10 European and 11 African languages.
A number of distinguished Ulema (Muslim scholars) and professors work in the Complex.
04/10/2004 Conclusion of final ceremony of International Quran Contest
Makkah, 4th October 2004
On behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Makkah Region Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdul Aziz on Saturday patronised the final ceremony of King Abdul Aziz International Contest for Holy Quran Memorisation, Recitation and Interpretation, organized by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance.
One hundred and thirty-nine competitors from various countries of the world, Islamic societies and Islamic centres participated in the contest.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Sheikh Saleh bin Abdul Aziz bin Mohammad Aal Al-Sheikh highlighted the Kingdom?s adherence to the Holy Quran and its teachings, and said that the Holy Quran is the Kingdom?s constitution.
Aal Al-Sheikh stressed that those who abide by the Holy Quran are moderate and eschew all forms of extremism and violence. ?Terrorists violate the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah,? he said.
Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdul Aziz said that the Quran contest is part of the Kingdom?s promotion of Islamic activities and heritage, aimed at serving Islam and Muslims. ?The Kingdom is keen to implement Islam in its correct form,? he noted. He criticized those who seek to associate Islam with terrorism, and said that Islam advocates peace and justice and opposes injustice, corruption and aggression.
The list of the 20 winners of the international contest (country and prize money) is as follows: Suleiman bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Sabrami from the Kingdom Saudi Arabia (SR100,000); Abdulrahman bin Abdu Salih Al-Hussami from Yemen (SR92,000); Isma'il Ali Yunus Kora from Nigeria (SR84,000); Mohammed bin Ibrahim Mohammed Ibrahim Suweidan from Egypt (SR76,000); Osama Mohammed Khalil Kasoul from Algeria (SR68,000); Abdullah bin Hamamd bin Hamdi Al-Sa?edi from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SR85,000); Ahmad Abdul-Hafeez Abdulsattar from Bangladesh (SR77,000); Waddah Yahya Huleis from Yemen (SR69,000); Othman Bakr Mohammed Nasr from Nigeria (SR61,000); Ahmad Mohammed Freed Shawki from Egypt (SR53,000); Hussein bin Abdullah bin Hussein Al-Subei?ei from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SR70,000); Wida Ahmad Hamid Jidhom from Nigeria (SR62,000); Abdulrahman Salman Ahmad Al-Saeed from Kuwait (SR54,000); Seif Al-Islam Walurrahman Abdel-Majeed from Bangladesh (SR46,000); Abbakar Tahmeit from Cameroon (SR38,000); Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Ali Al-Qahtani from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SR55,000); Mus?ab Abdel-Raziq Ghaloum Shareef from Bahrain (SR47,000); Hamza Ali Ibrahim Al-Sakwi from Nigeria (SR39,000); Abdulrahman Abdel-Rahseed Sheikh Ali Soufi from Qatar (SR31,000); Abdullah Rajab Ali Mousa, from Egypt (SR33,000).
|irshadmuhammed||-- 05-10-2004 @ 3:30 AM|
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