Quran translated to simple Sinhala

The Ceremony for the launch of the simplified Sinhala language translation of the Holy Al-Quran was held yesterday (7) at the BMICH. President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest on the occasion.

The initiative was taken under the patronage of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJC), using the guidance of the Islamic scholars, stated the Presdient Media Division.It is important that this translation is in simple Sinhala Language,in order for people to understand the history of Islam, the Cultures and religious background of the Muslim People.

Addressing the event, the President Maithripala Sirisena said that all politicians of this country, irrespective of their party affiliations, should be held responsible for the division among the people of the country based on their language and added that this division should be completely eliminated with understanding and mutual trust between all the communities and religions.

He also highlighted the fact that the classification of the schools according to languages should be brought to an end and he further said that it is of utmost importance to expand the trilingual national school project commenced at Polonnaruwa on a concept by him, to other regions of the country.

The first copy of Al-Quran translated to Sinhala was presented to President Sirisena by the Chairman of ACJU Ash-Sheikh M. I. M. Rizwe Mufthi. Islamic priests, former Minister Attorney-at-Law Imthiaz Bakeer Markar, President’s Counsel Fais Mustafa, the Secretary of the ACJU M. M. A. Mubarak and ACJU members were present on this occasion.

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