Maori translation of Koran launched

A Waikato-Tainui kaumatua who’s been involved in translating the Islamic holy book, the Koran, into Te Reo says it will help with a better understanding between Maori and the Islamic world.

The translated work, which has taken 25 years to complete, will be officially launched on Friday. On Tuesday a copy was presented to the Maori King, Tuheitia, by the spiritual leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

The Caliph, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, was welcomed with a powhiri at Turangawaewae Marae on Tuesday. Continue reading

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