Seeks to promote reading culture

As part of efforts to promote the reading in the country, a non-governmental literary organisation devoted to promoting reading culture among Muslims, De Minaret International, has organised a
four-day Islamic Book Exhibition in Abuja.

The CEO of De Minaret, Malam Saheed Abdur-Rauf, said the event, which started on Saturday and will end on Tuesday, is themed ‘Islam: The Misunderstood Religion’. “With literary activities that spanned a decade, it has imported more than 85,000 titles of Islamic books published by worldwide publishers and made such books available to the reading Muslim public at highly subsidised cost,” he said of the organisation.

According to him, the main objective of the exhibition was to enlighten Muslims on the best way to imbibe reading culture and to keep reading in line with Islamic practise.

“More than 65,000 titles of Islamic Books on Quranic exegesis, hadith collections, Islamic jurisprudence, biography, Economics and socio-political thoughts and children’s books will be on display.”

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