The first translation of the Quran to the Igbo language has been published in Nigeria. This holy book has been launched in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital by Ansar-Ud-Deen Mosque. It has been reported that it took about five years for the Islamic holy text to be translated to Igbo from Arabic.
The Igbo language is the major language spoken in the south-eastern part of Nigeria where most of the residents are Christians. Sheikh Chukwuemeka was recorded to have converted to Islam in 1989 and went on to study to become an Islamic cleric. About a hundred copies of the Igbo Quran have been printed according to Sheikh Chukwuemeka as he disclosed that he wanted to spread the message of Allah to his Igbo brothers and sisters.
The Quran has long ago been translated into Hausa and Yoruba, Nigeria’s other well-known language, spoken by millions of people in the country. It has been discovered Sheikh Chukwuemeka was a Deeper Life pastor before he converted to Islam in 1989. Sheikh Chukwuemeka has also converted over 300 people since he started Islamic preaching (Da’awa).