Representatives of the Igbo Muslims Da’wah Group led by Sheikh Muhammed Muritala Chukwuemeka have announced plans to launch the holy Qur’an translated to Igbo language on Friday.
The Orlu-born Chukwuemeka said he and his team have decided to spread Allah’s message to his Igbo brothers through the translated Qur’an.
Chukwuemeka, a native of Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, described Islam as a religion that promotes the search of knowledge and the pursuit of peaceful coexistence.
The Cleric urged well-meaning Nigerians to attend the launching which will take place immediately after Juma’at prayer at Ansar-ud-deen mosque located in Maitama, Abuja.
He also called on well-meaning Nigerians to support mass production of the Igbo translation of the book – a task which took took him five years to accomplish.
He said, there is need to spread Allah’s peaceful message to Igbos in the South East and other parts of Nigeria.
“It took me not less than five year before completing the translation.”
He added that supporters of scholarship and learning should help in the mass production of the holy book.
“Presently, we have printed 500 copies Igbo translation of the Qur’an and 100 copies have already been sent to the South East,” he said.
Few weeks ago, one of the foremost Igbo Muslim scholar, Sheikh Mohammed Chijioke Nwidor died at the age of 77 years.
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