Imam presents Qur’an translation to county libraries

Qur’an presentation: Mark Shaw, Senol Dilber, Imam Arif Hussein, Abdul Bari and Gareth Williams


Book borrowers at Buckinghamshire’s 10 county-run libraries will be able to refer to the Qur’an in English, thanks to a gift of 20 copies by the Imam and members of Chesham mosque.

The presentation of the books this week (w/b 7 October), by Chesham Imam Arif Hussein, came through a link with County Council Deputy Leader Mark Shaw, who represents one of the Chesham electoral divisions.

Receiving them on behalf of the library service, Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Public Health, said: “The generous gift of these books from Chesham mosque is very much appreciated, and our libraries will welcome this resource.”

Mark said: “The mosque is an integral and valuable part of our community in Chesham. This is a very kind gesture by the Imam and members of the mosque, which will give a wider audience reference to the Qur’an.”

The Qur’an, literally meaning “the recitation”, is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from Allah.