The Prophet in Gaelic
Harold F. Schiffman
haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Wed Mar 12 14:15:25 UTC 2003
New York Times, March 12, 2003.
IRELAND: PUTTING PROPHET'S WORDS INTO GAELIC The Islamic Cultural Center
in Dublin will translate the Koran into Gaelic because of the growing
demand from Gaelic speakers among the country's 18,000 Muslims. The Dubai
royal family's Maktoum Foundation will finance the project, and its
chairman, Dr. Mirza Sayeigh, will travel to Ireland to recruit Islamic
scholars who are fluent in both languages and to supervise the
translation. The foundation, which also financed the construction of
Dublin's main mosque, hopes the project will be completed in one year.
Brian Lavery (NYT)
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