The translation of the Holy Quran into Igbo Language by Igbo Islamic Propagation group headed by scholar Mohammed Muritala Chukwuemeka has drew the commendation of Muslim faithfuls all through Nigeria. The launching was held on Friday at Ansaruddeen Jumu’at Mosque, Maitama, Abuja.
Speaking in the course of the event, Sheikh Chukwuemeka, who hails from Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, acknowledged that it took him 5 years to end the interpretation of the Muslim Holy Book into his native Language.
BBC Hausa journalist Abdulbaki Aliyu Jari who was present on the event revealed additional particulars with regard to the translator. He disclosed that Muritala Chukwuemeka was a pastor sooner than he later accepted Islam inside the yr 1989. And, the Igbo scholar, had remodeled at least 300 people to Islam.
“This is the Qur’an translated to Igbo language by Sheikh Murtala Chukwuemeka. He was a pastor before he converted to Islam in 1989. He said he has converted over 300 people through his preachings,” the BBC journalist tweeted.
It is definitely a tremendous achievement for the Igbo Muslim group because it’s going to ease the understanding of their Holy Book which was initially written in Arabic Language.
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