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Iran bans import of Quran published in China

AMERICA BULLETIN – The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has banned the import of copies of the Holy Quran published in China via Iran’s customs’ offices, The Tehran Times reports.

According to the Times, speaking at the meeting of the ministry’s deputy directors, Deputy Culture Minister Bahman Dorri said, “Importing copies of Quran from China is not to the benefit of culture or even the economy of the country, so we need to boost this industry here and support publishers of Holy Quran.”

Several Iranian publishers have been sending their copies of the Quran to China for publication only to have them come back home with spelling mistakes, Director of the Department of Evaluation on Publication of the Holy Quran affiliated with the Organization of the Holy Quran, Ahmad Haji-Sharif, said in a press release a few weeks ago.

Copies of the Holy Quran published in China are littered with spelling mistakes and Chinese publishers are printing the Quran with spelling mistakes, Haji-Sharif had said.