Copies of Quran with ‘errors’ seized

DUBAI: Saudi authorities have seized copies of the Quran with printing errors, showcasing misinterpretation in the content related to other religions and sects, Saudi media reported on Wednesday.

Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance, Sheikh Saleh al-Sheikh told al-Watan newspaper that those copies were printed outside the kingdom and were being distributed in mosques by well-wishers.

“We have noticed that some copies came from outside printers, from some Arab and Islamic countries. Some of those copies were not carefully produced and were commercially brought into [the kingdom] and distributed by well-wishers in some mosques without knowing and they think that every copy is flawless," al-Sheikh was quoted as saying.

He said some verses had "errors" some religions and sects and highlighted the need for spreading awareness and stressing that "not every copy ot the Islamic holy book is safe."

He said some of the copies were found near Makkah's Grand Mosque.

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