A group of South East Muslims, Igbo Muslims Da’wah Group, will launch the holy Qur’an translated in Igbo language on Friday.
Speaking with newsmen, representatives of the group led by Muhammed Muritala Chukwuemeka said he and his team have decided to spread Allah’s message to his Igbo brothers through the translated Qur’an.
According to the report, Mr Chukwuemeka, a native of Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, described Islam as a religion of peace that forbids killings of fellow human beings.
He said the project took five years before coming to fruition.
He called on well-meaning Nigerians to attend the launch, which will take place immediately after Juma’at prayer at Ansar-ud-deen mosque located in Maitama, Abuja.
Mr Chukwuemeka also called on well-meaning Nigerians to support mass production of the holy book in order to spread Allah’s peaceful message to Igbos in the South East and other parts of Nigeria.
“It took me not less than five year before completing the translation. We are calling on well-to-do Nigerians to assist in mass production of the holy book. Presently, we have printed 500 copies and 100 copies have already been sent to the South East,” he said.