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House of Commons Hansard
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Prisoners: Religion
06 March 2007
Volume 457
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on prisoners’ access to copies of the Koran in Arabic. [125382]

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[holding answer 5 March 2007]: Muslim prisoners are permitted to have available for personal use a copy of the Qur’an, which may be in Arabic and/or English. In addition, copies are made available in other languages as required. In accordance with Islamic teaching, the Qur’an in Arabic has particular significance for Muslims.