9:23 - August 04, 2018
News ID: 3466469
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Algeria’s Awqaf and Religious Affairs Ministry ordered copies of the Quran containing typing errors be collected from mosques, libraries, Quranic centers and schools across the country.


According to website, the copies, known as Mus’haf al-Haziq al-Saqir have been printed by Ibn al-Hafasi Publications.

The ministry has revoked the publisher’s permission to print Quran copies and ordered measures be taken by related organizations to collect the copies already printed and distributed.

Quran teachers and prayer leaders in different parts of the North African country have reported tens of printing errors in the Mus’haf.

Last year, Algeria said it had stepped up efforts to make sure that the Quran copies printed or distributed in the country contain no typos or other kinds of errors.

The country’s Awqaf Ministry introduced new guidelines for printing and publishing copies of the Quran in 2017.

Based on the guidelines, all the Qurans printed in Algeria should be in Warsh narrated from Naafi style (one of the ten styles of Quran recitation).

Also, permission should be obtained from the ministry before printing Quran copies and religious books or importing them from abroad.

The ministry’s guidelines also reiterate that imported religious books should not contain any insult to Algerian society, religious figures, and culture.

A special committee was to be set up to examine and approve the content of imported books.

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