IQNA

11:51 - June 19, 2022
News ID: 3479361
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Algeria’s religious affairs minister said a new version of the Quran in braille will be published in the country in the near future.

Quran in braille for the visually-impaired

 

Youssef Belmahdi made the remark in a ceremony held to open a summer Quran school in Algiers, adding that the copy will be the first in its kind in the Arab and Muslim world.

He noted that the copy includes verses of the Quran in normal script as well as braille, el-massa.com website reported.

Braille is a writing system which enables the blind and partially-sighted people to read and write through touch.

It was invented by Louis Braille (1809-1852), who was blind and became a teacher of the blind.

In recent years, the Holy Quran and religious books have been printed in Braille to help the visually-impaired Muslims read the texts with ease.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the official hailed the great reception of Quran schools in the country, saying a large number of families have registered their children’s names in summer Quran classes.

He said many Quran schools’ capacity has been filled, noting that more than 50,000 boys and girls have signed up for Quran classes in capital Algiers alone.

The country employs all its capacities to serve the Book of God and promote and develop Quran teaching and Quranic activities, the minister went on to say.

Algeria is an Arab country in North Africa. Muslims make up about ninety-nine percent of its population.

 

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