High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

Continuing the dialogue with major religions in India, Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi presents a Sinhala translation of the Holy Quran to the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 28 February 2022 13:21

Continuing its efforts to enhance dialogue with all major religions in India, the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi today (28) presented a Sinhala translation of the Holy Quran to the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (Council of Muslim Theologians of India).

The Sinhala translation of the Holy Quran, published by the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) of Sri Lanka, was presented to the Secretary General of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, Advocate Niaz Ahmed Farooqui this afternoon by Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda. 

The copy of the Holy Quran, fixed inside a transparent display box, will be displayed in the 500-year-old mosque of the Council until next Friday and thereafter moved to its museum as a permanent exhibit. 

During the event, Sri Lanka's High Commissioner Milinda Moragoda and Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Secretary General Niaz Ahmed Farooqui discussed on the enhancement of Islamic ties between Sri Lanka and India. Several senior officials of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and officials of the High Commission were also present at the presentation. 

Following the presentation of the Sinhala translation of the Holy Quran, the High Commissioner and the delegation visited the museum of the Council, and the library where about 12,000 books on Islam and other related subjects are kept.      Founded in 1919, the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind is one of the leading organizations of Islamic scholars belonging to the Deobandi school of thought. It has a membership of 12 million across India. 

This was the second time that the High Commission presented a Sinhala translation of the Holy Quran to a key Islamic institution in India. Last November, High Commissioner Milinda Moragoda presented a Sinhala translation of the Holy Quran to the Chief Imam of India and Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid of Delhi Syed Ahmed Bukhari. That copy of the Holy Quran is now in permanent display at the historical mosque built by legendary Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

In keeping with the "Integrated Country Strategy for Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions in India", the policy roadmap of High Commissioner Moragoda, the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi has been promoting dialogue with all major religions in India.

High Commission of Sri Lanka
New Delhi 

28 February 2022

 

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