TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Holy Quran has been translated into the Igbo language in Nigeria.
A group of Muslims in the southeast of the country have successfully produced copies of the Quran in Igbo.
The group under the umbrella of the Igbo Muslims Da’wah group, will launch the translated text on Friday, July 1.
Representatives of the group led by Mal. Muhammed Muritala Chukwuemeka made this known during a courtesy visit to the Daily Trust in Abuja earlier this week.
He said the team’s mission is to spread the message of Allah to his Igbo brothers through the translated Quran.
Chukwuemeka who hails from Orlu Local Government Area in Imo State revealed that it took him a good five years to complete the translation.
The cleric further urged Nigerians to attend the launch which will take place immediately after the Jumaa (Friday) prayers at Ansar-ud-deen Mosque, Maitama, Federal Capital Territory.
“It took me no less than five years to complete the translation. We call on affluent Nigerians to participate in the mass production of the holy book. Currently, we have printed 500 copies and 100 copies have already been sent to the Southeast,” he said.
Igbo is the primary native language of the Igbo people, an ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria.