5,000 Copies of Quran in Braille to Be Distributed in Algeria, Abroad: Religious Affairs Minister

15:42 - March 14, 2023
News ID: 3482812
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Algeria’s Religious Affairs Minister Youssef Belmahdi said the first Quran in Braille has been published in the country.

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He said 5,000 copies of the Quran in Braille will be distributed in Algeria and other countries in the near future, Al-Akhbar daily reported.

A number of African countries will receive the copies and some will be handed out via the Grand Mosque of Paris, according to the minister.

The official added that the copy is in the Warsh narration and include both the usual script and the Braille writing system.  

The plan to print the Braille copies of Quran was ordered in April 2022 by Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

Tebboune ordered the cabinet at the time to draw up a plan for publishing Quran copies as well as books of Hadiths in braille to help the visually-impaired in Algeria, the Arab world, Africa and elsewhere in the world.

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.