Qatari Minister of Endowment and Islamic Affairs, Ghaith Bin Mubarak el-Kawary visited on Wednesday Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, to inaugurate the largest printing house of Qur’an in Africa at cost of €850,000, Al-Sharq reported.
The Sudan-based Dar Mushaf of Africa organization held a big opening ceremony celebrating the new project which will provide nearly six million copies of Qur’an annually in Africa. Rashid bin Abdul Rahman Al Nuaimi, Qatar’s Ambassador to Sudan along with a large number of intellectuals, researchers and others attended the Ceremony.
The Qatari endowment ministry has launched the new print house in cooperation with Egypt’s largest construction company Allam Holding aiming to increase the quantity and quality of Qur’an books in Africa, Kawary said in a press conference.
He also added that an all new Heidelberg Speedmaster which is up and running in the print house is a gift from the Ministry and people of Qatar.
The new print house will produce high quality Qur’an for all Muslims in African continent. The majority of Sudan’s population is Muslim and memorization of the Holy Book is common among the Sudanese people.