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Free Qur’an app ‘Recite it Right’ at Apple Store

A new Qur’an application to help people read the holy book correctly is now available at the Apple App Store.
By Nadim Al-Hamid / 2 Oct 2013
 
A new Qur’an application to help people read the holy book correctly is now available at the Apple App Store.
 
The application called “Recite it Right” was developed by the Qur’an Recital and Memorization Society in Jeddah and launched recently by Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and
Guidance Sheikh Saleh bin Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh.
Abdul Aziz Hanafi, chief of the society in Jeddah, said Apple was cooperative and welcomed the software. “It is now available free at the company’s app store, to be used on the iPad, iPhone and iMac computer. Any person can use the software,” he said.
 
He said the software lets users recite a section of the Qur’an, which is then sent to the society’s website, where a teacher reviews the recital and offers advice. The user receives feedback within about 30 minutes.
 
The software is available only in Arabic. “We intend to expand the app into many languages and onto various platforms shortly. It will be available in English, Urdu, Tagalog, Burmese and Turkish.
 
It will also be available on the Android platform, so it can be downloaded on other smartphones from Samsung, Nokia and Sony,” he said.
 
Hanafi said that the organization was honored to select Crown Prince Salman as this year’s Person in the Service of the Qur’an.
 
In an interview with Arab News, he said 1,000 people recently graduated from its courses. “Our society is an umbrella organization that comprises 170 other societies in various parts of the Kingdom and within some universities,” he said.
 
The society is known as “khayrukum,” Arabic for “the best among you.” The phrase is taken from a well-known tradition of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) who said: “The best amongst you are those who learn the Qur’an and teaches it to others.”
 
He said the organization teaches 53,000 students nationwide including 15,000 to 20,000 expatriate children who cannot speak Arabic.
 

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