radio channel YLE is broadcasting readings of the entire Quran in Finnish to
improve knowledge of Muslim culture in the Nordic country.
accompanied by comments from the translator of the Islamic holy book and Imam
Anas Hajjar of Finland's Islamic Society.
Mohammad Hussein Omar, on Sunday described the readings as a good way to help
people understand the religion and Muslim customs better.
60,000 Muslims in Finland, which has an overall population of 5.5 million. The
country has only one building constructed as a mosque, in the early 1940s.
Other Muslim prayer rooms or mosques are former schools, cinemas or municipal