This web site showcases the free online download of Ang Banal Na Kuran, a word-by-word translation or version ofThe Holy Quran (Koran) to Filipino national language (Tagalog)by Roberto "Abdul Rakman" H. Bruce, which was originally published in 1982. Joining the naval profession after graduation from the Philippine Military Academy in 1965, Abdul Rakman was mostly assigned aboardship in Mindanao, Philippines. He was converted to Islam in 1979 in the tiny island of Mangsee in Palawan, Philippines.
Dedicated to all the uniformed men and women, and all those who sacrificed their lives for the eventual peace and tranquility in Basilan, Sulu, Southern Palawan, and Mindanao mainland in the Philippines, this web site, through the guidance of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The MostMerciful, hopefully will have the Filipino translation ofThe Holy Quran (Koran) reach out to as many Muslim children in every "madrasah" or Islamic school in the Philippines through the internet, voice recording, and printed form. Availability of the translationAng Banal Na Kuran in Philippine madrasahs can be an effective way for a better understanding of Islam considering that most of the pupils are literate in Tagalog.
Such a gargantuan task can only be achieved through the help of well-meaning and sincere individuals with concrete vision for an everlasting peace in the region. Can we all be an effective vehicle in this endeavor?