Kuwait plans to print 100,000 copies of the Quran translated into Swedish. The Prime Minister, Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, took the lead in this effort and instructed the relevant authorities to carry out the publication.
The goal of this initiative is to promote the Islamic message of peace and harmony among the Swedish people and other communities. The Prime Minister wants to share Islamic values of tolerance, coexistence, and respect with everyone.
The decision to undertake this project was influenced by a disrespectful incident that occurred in Sweden on June 28, the first day of Eid ul Adha. An Iraqi citizen had defiled copies of the Quran, which deeply saddened and angered Muslims around the world.
The translated Quran in Swedish will soon be published and distributed to mosques, libraries, schools, and other institutions throughout Sweden. A renowned Swedish translator named Knut Bernström completed the translation work. The translated version is also available online and as an app for iPhone and iPad users.
The Kuwaiti Prime Minister hopes that this initiative will promote understanding and respect among different faiths and cultures. He also reaffirmed Kuwait’s continued support for Islamic causes and projects worldwide.