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Harvard recognises Quranic verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice

Source : Cii News | 03 Feb 2014

Harvard Law School, one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the world, has posted a verse of the Holy Quraan at the entrance of its faculty library, describing the verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice in history.

Verse 135 of Surah Al Nisa (The Women) has been posted at a wall facing the faculty’s main entrance, dedicated to the best phrases articulating justice:

Qur’an Oasis among 13 cultural projects for Madinah

Source : Saudi Gazette | 24 Jan 2014

Madinah Emir Prince Faisal Bin Salman announced 13 permanent cultural and academic projects aimed at strengthening Madinah’s position as the permanent capital of Islamic culture.

The projects are mainly the outcome of the proposals and suggestions that came up for consideration during the ongoing year-long celebrations following Madinah’s selection as the Islamic Culture Capital for 2013.

Do you truly rely on God?

By Jasser Auda | OnIslam | 16 Apr 2013

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), Sheikh Ahmad Ibn Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: “Save yourself from worrying. Somebody else already took care of your affairs for you.”

How to read the Qur'an

Source : Arab news / 26 Feb 2013

Muslims believe that the Qur'an is Allah's words that were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) through Angel Gabriel (peace be upon him).

The Qur'an is the word of the Ever-Living Allah. It has been sent down to guide humans for all times to come. No book can be like it. As you come to the Qur'an, Allah speaks to you. To read the Qur'an is to hear Him, to converse with Him, and to walk in His ways. It is the encounter of life with the Life-giver.

Islamic Book Trust to publish first English Qur’anic encyclopedia

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour | 19 Nov 2012

The Kuala Lumpur-based Islamic Book Trust (IBT) announced it will print the Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur’an in English and help spread the message of Islam around the world.

Haji P.K. Koya Kutty, executive secretary of the non-profit publishing house told Arab News, “This is the first Qur’anic encyclopedia in English in the world and the scholarly work is prepared entirely by Muslims.

World's oldest ever manuscript of Quran found in Yemen: report

Source : Agencies | 12 Oct 2012

A Yemeni young man claimed to have found the oldest remaining copy of the Holy Quran but has refused to give up the manuscript, a report from the Yemeni Arabic news site Aden Gulf News said on Wednesday.

The man has been offered a sum of YR 12 million ($56,000) but he insisted on keeping the manuscript.

The young man said that he found the holy book wrapped inside a leather cover by climbing down a rope to a mountain cave south of the Yemeni city of Dhale.

“Guide us to the true Religion, O Allah” - Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi

Tafsir of ayah 6 of al-Fatiha by Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi Ad-Daghestani

China raids Koran-teaching school, students held

Source : Agencies | 06 Jun 2012

Chinese police said it raided a Koran-teaching school in Uighur region, China state media said on Wednesday, in what an exiled rights group said was a violent raid.

China media said, police "rescued 54 children from illegal preachers".

However, a German-based Uighur exile group, the World Uyghur Congress, said police had used teargas to attack an Islamic school teaching children the Koran.

Conveying the meaning of the Holy Quran in another language

Religious texts - problems of translation
By Ali Viacheslav Polosin | Assalam | 12 Apr 2012

Rare copy of Qur’an on display

By Jomana Alrashid | London | 14 Jan 2012

The British Museum here witnessed on Thursday the installation of one of the oldest known copies of the Holy Qur’an from the 8th century as an exhibit for a major Islamic exhibition.

The British Library has lent the copy of the Holy Qur’an to the British Museum for the exhibition: Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam, which is set to open to the public on Jan. 26.

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