In order to counter false accusations against Islam and to educate people about the contents of the Quran, the Madinah-based King Fahd Quran Printing Complex recently launched a multilingual Internet web site.
Dr Mohammed Salem bin Shudaid Al-Aufi, Secretary General of the Complex, said that the site - www.qurancomplex.org - is in English, French, Spanish, Urdu, Hausa and Arabic. The site is designed to provide detailed information about the Holy Quran, Dr Al-Aufi said, adding that the site contains an electronic copy of the Holy Quran with topic search options and the morphology of words and meanings besides, with a comprehensive index of the subjects mentioned.
The site also provides complete translations and interpretations of the Quran in the above languages, with relevant search options. There are Quranic interpretations by Ibn Jarir, Ibn Katheer, Al-Saadi and Al-Baghwai, in addition to a database about significant interpretations and books written about the Quran and a database of answers to frequently asked questions.
In a report published today, Arab News said that the site contains recordings of the Quran by four famous readers. The Complex follows strict quality control in printing the Holy Book. The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance ensures that the text is verified by a panel of scholars specializing in various fields of study. The committee of experts is also entrusted with the task of checking mistakes during the various stages of production, including printing, assembling and binding.
The Complex covers an area of 250,000 square-metres in Madinah and is an integrated facility, with a mosque, administration buildings, maintenance facilities, printing press, warehouses, a transport section, marketing department, lodging facilities, a dispensary, library and restaurants.