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Sheikh Aminuddin Mohammad launched on Sunday, in Quelimane, central Mozambique, ‘O Nobre Al-Qur’an’ ‘[The Noble Qur’an’] – a Portuguese translation of the Muslim holy book it has taken him about 40 years to complete.
The Koran is over 1,500 years old. Sheikh Mohammad translated the work from Arabic into Portuguese so as to encourage more Muslims to study it and investigate it further, for their own improvement.
“It is hard to believe that, all this time, over 500 years, [Portuguese-speaking ] Muslims have lived without the Koran in their local language,” the Sheikh said, cited by ‘O País’.
Director of Justice Constitutional and Religious Affairs for Zambézia province, Josefa Ferreira, praised Sheikh Aminuddin Mohammad’s role in the life of the country.
“We are talking about a Muslim religion associated with knowledge, peace, harmony, love of neighbour and solidarity,” Ferreira said.
By Jorge MarcosSource: O País