Handing Over New Quran Copies to Muslims Around the World

In addition to food packages, new Quran copies were distributed as Eid gifts for Muslims communities around the world: Syria, Kenya, the Rohingyas, Uganda, Gaza, and the Philippines.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) volunteers ready to distribute new Quran copies to people in Beit Lahia region. In addition to food packages, Quran copies were also distributed as an Eid gift in Gaza. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, IDLIB, NAIROBI, RAKHINE, MBALE, GAZA, ILIGAN – The Syrians who are seeking shelter from the war have been moving from one place to another. When they move to a new place, they rarely carry their belongings, even their Qurans. Hence, they often need new Quran copies in their new places.

 "It might look trivial, but Quran copies are among the needs of the refugees, especially for children. Because they have to move from one place to another, they often have to leave behind their belongings, including their Qurans, "said Firdaus Guritno, from Global Humanity Response – Aksi Cepat Tanggap. 400 copies of the Quran were distributed on Saturday (5/23), one day before Eid.

Besides the IDPs in Syria, new Quran also reached Rohingya children in Myanmar. A total of 1,100 Quran copies were distributed to internally displaced people in Sittwe.



Children in Kenya got their new Qurans from Indonesia in Ramadan 1441 AH. (ACTNews)

New Quran copies were also distributed to people in Uganda and Kenya. A number of mosques in the villages of Kaloleni, Sodia, Majengo. Birikani, and Mnaoni in Kenya received new Qurans on Friday (5/22).

Andi Noor Faradiba from Global Humanity Response - ACT explained that the poor economic situation has left them with no access to education, healthcare facilities, and infrastructure. They are living in a low living standard.  “Not all villagers have Quran copies for them to study "Faradiba said.

Meanwhile, in Uganda, the Quran copies were distributed in Kaginima Village in Butebo District, Mpogo Village in Sironko District, and Namigalo Village in Mbale District. "A total of one thousand people in Uganda and Somalia have received new Quran copies," Faradiba continued.

Meanwhile, in Gaza, Palestine, a total of 600 Qurans were distributed to mosques and poor families. "A total of 500 Qurans were distributed to a number of mosques in the City of Jabalia, Camp Jabalia, Beit Lahia, Beit Hanoun, Gebaa and Ihyaa Mosque of Gaza City. A hundred other copies were distributed to the underprivileged communities in the Beit Lahia and Deir Albalah regions," explained Said Mukaffiy from ACT's Global Humanity Response Team for Palestine.

New Qurans were also distributed to Muslim families in the Philippines. 200 Muslim families in the city of Illigan, Philippines, received new Qurans this May. []