Bashar al-Assad received Minister of Religious Endowments Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed and members of the Ministry’s Permanent Committee for the Holy Quran Affairs on Monday.

Current times require acts that prevent the misinterpretation of the Holy Book, says Assad.

Minister Sayyed briefed President Assad on the new standard version of the Quran, following a presidential request for an update of the Holy Book.

In the new version, Quranic letters are simplified according to a set of accredited standards for scholars of Quranic sciences.

Assad hailed the Committee’s efforts to produce the text, adding that the approach used in creating the new version should be adopted by the Ministry for all its future projects.

“We truly need such acts at this critical stage of distortion and misleading when it comes to the Holy Quran and the teachings of Prophet Mohammad, Peace be Upon Him,” the president said.

Assad said the launch of the new version, coinciding with Laylat al-Qadr (the last 10 days of Ramadan), takes on “significant spiritual dimensions” that add to its value in bringing people closer to Quran.

Minister al-Sayyed, for his part, said the new version is a pioneering effort in the Arab and Islamic world, indicating that President Assad also requested an audio version.

After five years and 27 revisions, the new standard version is to be the reference for all printed copies of the Holy Quran in Syria.


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    July 16, 2015 at 2:57 am — Reply

    People have been trying to change the Qur’an for nearly 1500 years and have constantly been met with failure. What makes this scum think that he will succeed? Wallahi he will NEVER succeed, and neither will anyone else, because this book is protected by its creator.
    May Allah bring His mighty wrath down upon anyone who dares change His words.

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