Kuwait's Awqaf Ministry plans to hand out 250,000 copies of Quran translations in different languages in Brazil during the FIFA World Cup.
The ministry's Quran Board announced that it has held a tender for the procurement of the copies, Al-Shoruq Al-Riyazia website reported.
The board said the renderings in Spanish, Portuguese, English and French will be distributed in hotels, stadiums and other public places.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will kick off in a ceremony on June 12. The opening match will be between Brazil and Croatia on Friday, June 13.
A total of 32 teams split into eight groups will be vying for the coveted World Cup trophy in Brazil.
Earlier, it was announced that a special guide book has been published in Brazil for Muslim fans in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Titled “Salam (hello) Barazil”, the 32-page booklet has been published by the Union of Islamic Associations of Brazil in cooperation with the Omani embassy in the South American country.
Head of the Union Muhammad Hussein Al-Zuqbi said the book provides Muslim fans with addresses of Islamic centers, places of worship, Halal restaurants and entertainment centers whose activities are in accordance with Islamic Sharia laws.
He said it also contains a brief history of Islam’s presence in Brazil and the culture of Brazilian Muslims.
According to Al-Zuqbi, copies of “Salam Brazil” have been provided to airlines in Islamic and Arab countries to be distributed among Muslim passengers traveling to Brazil.