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Uzbek translation of holy Quran launched

Uzbek translation of holy Quran launched

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Jan 01, 2015 - 21:59

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The launching ceremony of the Uzbek language translation of the holy Quraninfo-icon was held on Thursday in the capital of northern Faryab province.

Maulviinfo-icon Abdul Hasib, who translated the most read book from Arabic to Uzbek language in seven years, said he had consulted other religious scholars about his work.

He said the Quran had been translated into more than hundred languages of the worldinfo-icon and the Uzbek translation was direly felt and the project had finished.

Bunyadul Quran Madrassainfo-icon chief said translation of Quran in native languages made it easy to understand the holy book. 

Local clerics and civil societyinfo-icon members praised Maulvi Abdul Hasib’s work.  Mualvi Asadullah Jamali, the peace committee head, said it was for the first time in Afghanistaninfo-icon’s history that the holy Quran was translated into Uzbek language.

Syed Abdul Rashid, the Information and Cultural Director, called the manuscript a huge achievement in Afghanistan’s history.

He said 2,000 copies of the book’s Uzbek translation had been printed, but they were still insufficient.

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