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Senate passes bill making teaching of Quran compulsory

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Friday passed the Compulsory Teaching of the Holy Quran Bill, 2017, which provides for making teaching of Quran compulsory in all education institutions controlled and owned by the federal government. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmed moved two bills - The National School of Public Policy (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and The Compulsory Teaching of the Holy Quran Bill, 2017 -  which were adopted by the Senate, reported Radio Pakistan. Meanwhile, the Senate was informed that under…

Egyptian artist spends three years to create ‘world’s biggest’ Quran

CAIRO: An Egyptian artist who educated himself after dropping out of school has spent three years creating what he hopes is the world's biggest Quran. Saad Mohammed, who has hand-painted Islamic motifs on the walls and ceilings of his home in the town of Belqina, north of Cairo, has reproduced the Muslim holy book on a paper scroll 700 metres long. He displays the intricately decorated manuscript in a large wooden box with rollers at each end. "This Quran is 700 metres long, and of course that's a large…

Quran teaching made compulsory in KP schools

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Elementary and Secondary Education Department has made the teaching of the Holy Quran a compulsory subject in all the public and private schools. The Elementary and Secondary Education Department plans to teach the Holy Quran (Nazra) as a compulsory subject from Grade 1st to 5th and translation of the Holy Quran from Grade 6th to 10th for Muslim students both in public as well as private institutions in the province. The summary was approved by Chief Minister for placement before…