France: Koran ranks 8th on best-sellers list

With Muslims dedicating their time during the fasting month to become closer to Allah, the Noble Qur'an is becoming a best-seller in France during Ramadan.

"We sell between 10 to 15 copies of the Noble Qur'an every day," Ali Al-Maghori, a Paris bookshop owner, told

"Pocket-sized copies of the Qur'an top our sales before and during Ramadan."

According to Livre Hebdo magazine, which specializes in books sales, Qur'an ranks 8th among the best-selling books during Ramadan, which began on Monday, September1.

Vendors are seen selling copies of the Noble Qur'an across the streets of the capital Paris, particularly Muslim-populated neighborhoods such as Belleville and Paribas.

Also on sale are books on how to perform prayers and the benefits of fasting Ramadan, the ninth month on the Islamic lunar calendar.

Sales of prayer beads and prayer rags are also booming.


Source: Islam Online (English)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's ironic because in almost every Muslim country 'Mein Kampf' and 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion' outsell the Koran. And that's an exhaustive list of 'educational' texts in those countries.