The King Fahd Qur’an Printing Complex in Madinah plays a significant role in spreading the message of Qur’an all over the world, by distributing its copies and translation in different languages.
The complex has distributed 255,834,022 copies of the Holy Qur’an since its inception till June 2012, an official report said. The complex was established on Jamad Al- Awal 23, 1405H.
During the month of Shaaban 1433H alone, the complex distributed 329,766 copies of the Qur’an, its voice recordings, translations and Islamic books through government, private and charitable agencies.
It given away 283,254 copies of the Qur’an in various sizes, 39,000 copies of small parts of the Qur’an,1,346 audio recordings by well-known Qur’an reciters, 35,580 copies of Qur’an translations in different languages and 5,686 religious books during Shaaban.
The Ministry of Islamic affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the General Directorate for Border Security, the Historical Museum in Riyadh, Prince Mishaal Qur’an Memorization Competition and King Fahd National Library in Riyadh are participating in the distribution of Qur’an copies in the Kingdom.
The distribution of Qur’an copies outside the Kingdom is managed by a number of institutions and organizations such as Saudi embassies, the Saudi Press Agency offices, Ministry of Justice in Bahrain, the Center for Teaching Arabic to Non-Arabs, Kuwait, Islamic University in Uganda, the Supreme Council of Muslims in Germany, the Islamic School in Ghana, Islamic Cultural Center Madrid, the Islamic Association in Republic of Tonga, and the Islamic affairs departments in Malaysia.
The complex spends billions of Saudi riyals for the printing and distribution of the holy book every year. It plays a key role in the propagation of Islam across the world.