According to al-Dastoor daily, Ahmed Khalaf, the campaign’s spokesman, said the idea came about after a trip by Sheikh Ahmed Jalal, a preacher of Egypt’s Awqaf ministry, to Guinea.
He said that Jalal realized that printed Qurans were in short supply in the African country 85 percent of whose population is Muslim.
According to Khalaf the campaign, which began in Egypt’s province of Dakahlia, aims to collect copies of the Quran by promoting the idea via social networks.
He said while the target had been collecting 20,000 Qurans in the first stage of the campaign, twice that number were collected.
They will be sent to other countries where needed to be distributed among Muslims, he went on to say.