In a gesture of goodwill and respect, the Kuwaiti government has announced that it will print 100,000 copies of the Quran with Swedish translation and distribute them to various institutions in Sweden. The initiative aims to emphasize the tolerance and mercy of Islam and to counter the acts of hatred and intolerance that have occurred in some European countries.
The decision was made following the desecration of the Quran in front of a mosque in Stockholm on June 28, which coincided with the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. The incident sparked outrage and condemnation from many Muslim countries, including Kuwait, which summoned the Swedish ambassador and urged the Swedish government to prevent such acts from happening again.
The project was approved by the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers based on the proposal of Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. The Public Authority for Public Care will be responsible for printing and publishing translated copies of the Quran. Dr Fahad al Daihani, the chairman of the authority, said that preparations were underway for the printing and distribution of the copies in Sweden.
The Kuwaiti initiative was welcomed by many Muslim organizations and leaders, who praised it as a positive and constructive response to the Quran-burning incident. They also expressed hope that it would help foster dialogue and understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims in Sweden and other European countries.
The Quran is the holy book of Islam, which Muslims believe to be the word of God revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It contains guidance and teachings for all aspects of life, such as faith, morality, law, history, science, and spirituality. Muslims regard the Quran as a source of wisdom, mercy, and healing.