The Blind Muslims set to launch Braille Quran in Lagos

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Abideen Muhammed

The Muslim Association of Visually Impaired Nigeria, MAVIN, has announced its plan to launch Braille Quran in Lagos among other projects aimed at easing and safeguarding the affairs of the blind Muslims in Nigeria.

The patron of the association, Fadheelat Sheikh Abdurrahman Sulaimon Adangba made the announcement while addressing audience at the 2019 Ramadan lecture organized by the association, MAVIN.

He said: “We need to raise fund to get our brethren Braille Quran embosser so that they won’t lack the reward of reading the Quran.

“The Braille Quran embosser along with other materials is between 1.5 million naira to 1.8 million. If we can’t assist them except getting them the Braille Quran, it is something”, he said.

However, some members of the association are acquainted with the Braille Quran and can read the Quran with it. Mr Bankole, the Chairman of the program who is also the former President of the association read the Braille Quran in Arabic while Mr A’Ganiy Muh.Awwal read the English.

The Quran itself has been available in braille in Arabic since at least the 1980s, when a braille Quran was first published in Turkey.

Braille Qurans are now fairly available to Muslims around the world, in part because of the efforts of a blind Turkish man named Selahattin Aydin, who founded the International Union of Braille Quran Services in Istanbul in 2013. Aydin’s group has since helped improve access to braille Qurans around the world.

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