July 25, 2012 Leave a comment
By the Grace of Allah, the Holy Quran was also translated into Tuvaluan. People of Tuvalu Islands, one of a tiny country in South Pacific use this language as their local language despite their national language is English. When Dr. Iftikhar Ayyaz was in Tuvalu, he initiated to make the program translating the Holy Quran into Tuvaluan. The Holy Quran was translated completely in 1990 by the precious help of some local people as well. It was published also by Islam International Publications in 1990. The rendering of the translation has been done by Mr. Pulekai Sogivalu, Chairman Tuvalu Language Board and was revised by Mr. Waleed Katalake, member of Tuvalu Languge Board. The translation is based on the English translation by Hazrat Maulvi Sher Ali.