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International Union of Braille Quran Services - IBQS

Alhamdulillah in 2014, people around the world working towards braille Quran literacy formally organised ourselves and registered as a union in Istanbul. This is the first step towards global cooperation and a symbol of the unity of the ummah around the world working together to promote access to the Quran for the blind. As it stands now, our members come from 14 different countries - Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Africa, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran,India, Pakistan, Yemen, United Kingdom
and Germany.
Selahattin Aydın president of International Union of Braille Quran Services as well as our Turkish colleagues recently hosted a visit by blind schools in Somalia and Mogadishu in order to begin training the blind there to read the Quran in braille.

Visit from Kazakhstan friend

Azkar Sakhirov started the first classes in Kazakhstan to teach the blind to read the Quran in braille this summer. He dropped by the Al Fitrah Foundation office for a visit after he finished his studies at UIA before he returns to Kazakhstan . 

Inshaa Allah we will work with him to set up a centre of Quran learning for the blind in Kazakhstan.

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Girls in Bradford Received Braille Qurans

Alhamdulillah these 2 girls in Bradford, England have received braille Qurans in Nov 2014 from brother Anwar Alnassar of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Braille Press in Saudi Arabia , a member of our IBQS union.

Where to Obtain a Braille Quran ?

A student leader Wajihuddin Ali Khan contacted this page in March this year wanting to organise a class to teach Quran to the blind students, but did not know where to obtain a braille Quran.
Alhamdulillah today in cooperation with our NGO International Union of Braille Quran Services, they held the first class to teach the blind how to read the Holy Quran using braille. Inshaa Allah this is a great start enabling the blind Muslims in India to access the Holy Quran.

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First Braille Quran in Malaysia... 30 years ago

Almost 30 years ago my friend's mum Hajjah Jawahir a Quran teacher read out the Quran to Haji Mohd Noor who is blind and he typed out one of the first braille versions of the Quran. Today he visited her and recited the Quran using the braille Quran for her to hear. She is now blind in one eye but still reads and teaches Quran.

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