SAUDIS SEIZE COPIES OF AL-QURAN WITH PRINTING ERRORS

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Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance, Sheikh Saleh al-Sheikh. (www.mofa.gov.sa)

Riyadh, 6 Shafar 1436/29 November 2014 (MINA) – Saudi authorities have seized copies of the Quran with printing errors, showcasing misinterpretation in the content related to other religions and sects.

Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance, Sheikh Saleh al-Sheikh told al-Watan newspaper that those copies were printed outside the kingdom and were being distributed in mosques by well-wishers, Al-Arabiya quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

“We have noticed that some copies came from outside printers, from some Arab and Islamic countries,” al-Sheikh said.

“Some of those copies were not carefully produced and were commercially brought into the kingdom and distributed by well-wishers in some mosques without knowing and they think that every copy is flawless,” he added.
He said some verses had errors some religions and sects and highlighted the need for spreading awareness and stressing that not every copy ot the Islamic holy book is safe.
He said some of the copies were found near Makkah’s Grand Mosque. (T/P006/P3)

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Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)