Finland: Public broadcasting to read entire The Quran in new series

2015-02-26 04:53:16 | Al Muslim News
Finland: Public broadcasting to read entire The Quran in new series

 

The holy book of Islam, The Quran, will be read in its entirety on Public broadcasting Yle’s Radio 1 in Finnish starting on March 7 in 60 installments of a half-hour each. The project, first in kind in Finland, is intended to increase people’s knowledge and understanding of The Quran and Islamic traditions. Each episode of program will start with a discussion between Anas Hajjar, an imam from the Islamic Society of Finland, and professor Jaakko Hameen-Anttila, who translated the Quran into Finnish. In these introductory discussions, the two-men will explore the religious and historical context of the text to be read. "It's nice to hear my translation be read aloud. It is important that the Quran is read in its entirety, and not just select items that show that Islam is bad and violent or good and beautiful," Hameen-Anttila told Yle. Around 60,000 Muslims live in Finland, which has a population of about 5 million..

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