Nashrul Quran, the world’s second largest Quran printing complex, built at a cost of RM60 million, officially began its printing and binding operations in Malaysia on Tuesday.
Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who officiated at the ceremony, said Nashrul Quran was built starting last year not to compete with other Quran-printing countries but was Malaysia’s contribution to upholding and propagating the teachings of the Islamic holy book to the world.
“We respect the biggest (Quran) printing center in Madinah but as a nation that subscribes to the principles of wasatiyyah (moderation), Malaysia too wants to contribute to the effort through its own bound volumes of the Quran.”
“This effort is made not for elation or conceit but to place Malaysia as a Quran-printing landmark as occurring in the Middle East and other countries.”
Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said this when launching the National-Level Wakaf Al-Quran 2017 and the operations of Nasyrul Quran.