The Quran, is to be read in its entirety on the Finnish national broadcaster Yle. The broadcasts will start in March and will last until October.
According to Yle, the program will be sent Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 17.15 and 17.45. The premiere is March 7, and in October, after 60 programs, it is estimated that the book is finished read.
At the beginning of each program there will be a "clarifying discussion" where Imam Anas Hajjar, and Islam researcher and Professor Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila highlights the text, then read it aloud.
According to Imam Anas Hajjar, it is important to read the Qur'an in context so as not to give false images.
-Unfortunately some people pick isolated sentences from the Koran and use them for their own purposes and forget the real message, says Hajjar.
Hajjar implies that he and Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila not always interpret the text in the same way, which can lead to interesting discussions.
Hajjar emphasizes that it is the translation (in Finnish) and that the correct version is actually the Arabic one. It is Hämeen-Anttila who made the new Finnish translation of the Quran.
Anas Hajjar hope that even those who are not familiar with Islam will get a chance to take part in the mental world that unites one and a half billion Muslims around the world.
The series is made in cooperation with the Finnish Muslim community Suomen islamilainen yhdyskunta.
During Easter and possibly during midsummer the series take a break.
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