Dutch ‘kinderkoran’ will be available soon
To the example of the kinderbijbel will soon be a Dutch children’s book about the Qur’an. With the support of a number of major muslim organisations, such as Islamic Foundation Netherlands (ISN), wrote imam Abdulwahid van Bommel (72) the book of The Koran, explanation for children.
Uitgeverij henon refers to it as “the first Dutch kinderkoran”.
The illustrated children’s book is not a literal translation of the holy book for muslims, and the creators have taken into account islamic rules, for example, about the portrayal of prophets.
According to the publisher, it is conceived in the style of ‘philosophizing with children’, and encourages children especially to ask questions. The book is next Sunday, presented in the Ulu mosque in Utrecht.
It is intended that under more islamic schools are going to use it. “A lot of moslimgezinnen are jumping to a different and freer approach that is consistent with the multicolored Dutch society, and our free style of education,” said henon in the announcement. According to the publisher, there is also interest among non-muslims more about islam want to know, but the Qur’an is unreadable.