PM inaugurates Quran printing centre
(Dubai) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the Mohammed Bin Rashid Quran Printing Centre, the world’s first of its kind to provide copies of the Holy Quran in all typescript, writing styles and variant readings for all Muslim countries. The centre will benefit from the facilities of Masar Printing and Publishing in Dubai.
The annual capacity in the first phase will reach six million copies, and 16 million copies in the following phases. Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Mohammed said: “Serving the book of God, preserving, printing and distributing it is the grace of Allah. I thank Him for guiding me to exercise my duty in serving Islam and Muslims.”
He added that the UAE has been serving the Holy Quran through the Quran Memorisation Centres, through the invitation of scholars well-versed in Quran sciences, and the launch of the Holy Quran Award. The new Quran printing centre will print the ‘Khalifa bin Zayed Mus’haf’ and the ‘Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Mus’haf’ (edition of the Holy Quran), as well as other copies for all Islamic countries.
The event was attended by H.H.Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI); H.E. Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minster for Cabinet Affairs; H.E. Sami Dhaen Al Qamzi, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of DMI; H.E.Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai; H.E. Muna Ghanem Al Marri, Director-General of the Media Office of Dubai Government; and other senior officials.