Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the Mohammad bin Rashid Quran Printing Centre, which is a first of its kind facility to provide copies of the Quran in all typescript, writing styles, and variant readings for all Muslim countries.
The inauguration was on Tuesday evening, and the official UAE news agency (WAM) report on this development noted that the Annual capacity in the first phase is set to six million copies, and that this would go up to 16 million copies in later phases.
The new Quran printing centre will print the 'Khalifa bin Zayed Mus'haf' (edition of the Holy Quran) and the 'Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Mus'haf', as well as other copies for all Islamic countries.
The center uses the latest in the field and the highest standards of quality control are to be maintained throughout all stages of printing. A panel of experts from the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments would be involved in quality control as well as preventing unlicensed or un-supervised printing of the Holy Book.
"The new Quran centre aims at promoting the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah (the way of life of Muslims on the basis of teachings and practices of the Prophet Mohammad PBUH) and tolerance in order to achieve peace and co-existence among all races. It will benefit from the facilities of Masar Printing and Publishing in Dubai," WAM said.
The setting up of the centre reflects the UAE's strong interest in serving the Holy Quran and spreading the message of Islam worldwide, the report said.