3 November 2013
Holy Qu’ran Translated into the Māori Language
Islam's holy book, the Qu’ran, has been translated into the Māori language by an 81-year-old Pakistani physicist.
"It took six or seven years to learn Maori," translator Shakil Ahmad Monir said yesterday at its launch at the new Baitul Muqeet mosque – New Zealand’s largest, with a capacity of 700 - in Homai, Auckland.
"It was quite hard, but I didn't give up," said Monir.