264m copies of Qur’an distributed

Updated 05 September 2013
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264m copies of Qur’an distributed

The King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an in Madinah distributed hundreds of thousands of copies of the Holy Qur’an in June and July.
“We have distributed 158,182 copies of the Qur’an in different sizes, 58,050 copies of parts of the Qur’an, 5,071 copies of audio recordings, 178,109 copies of the translation of the holy book in various languages and 97,239 copies of religious books,” the King Fahd Complex said.
The complex has distributed more than 264 million copies of the Qur’an, translations of its meaning and religious books at home and abroad since its inception in 1984.
It distributed 264,625,394 copies of the Holy Qur’an, audio recordings and religious books to different domestic and foreign organizations, as well as private and charitable agencies, mosques, institutions and different Islamic bodies.
The report pointed out that the Kingdom’s missions in Beijing, Beirut, Rome, Alaska and Amman are part of foreign organizations covered for distribution.
Earlier, the complex participated in eight exhibitions in the Kingdom and 10 abroad. It conducted training programs for 347 people during the period.
The complex receives between 2,500 and 4,000 visitors daily. Each visitor is presented with a copy of the Holy Qur’an.
The late King Fahd opened the complex in 1984 to print and distribute copies of the Holy Qur’an across the world. The printing complex distributes about 10 million copies of the holy book each year in 30 different languages.


King Salman receives GCC secretary-general in Jeddah

King Salman receives the secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 28 May 2018
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King Salman receives GCC secretary-general in Jeddah

JEDDAH: Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, the secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, called on King Salman in Jeddah on Sunday and expressed warm greetings for the holy month of Ramadan.

During the meeting a number of issues related to the Gulf region came under discussion. 

In a separate meeting, ambassadors of different countries called on King Salman on Sunday. The king met Ambassador of Djibouti Dya-Eddin Said Bamakhrama, Eritrean Ambassador Mohammed Omar Mahmoud, Omani Ambassador Ahmed bin Hilal Al-Busaidy, Argentinian Ambassador Jaime Sergio Cerda, Austrian Ambassador Gregor Kossler, Singaporean Ambassador Lawrence Anderson, Australian Ambassador Ralph King and Canadian Ambassador Dennis Horak.