Braille Quran Helps Blind Students Recite Holy Verses in East Java

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  • A visually-impaired student recites the Quran printed in braille while awaiting the time for fast-breaking during Ramadan at Raudlatul Makfufin Islamic Boarding School in South Tangerang, Thursday, April 14, 2022. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    A visually-impaired student recites the Quran printed in braille while awaiting the time for fast-breaking during Ramadan at Raudlatul Makfufin Islamic Boarding School in South Tangerang, Thursday, April 14, 2022. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaA number of visually-impaired students at the Kemala Bhayangkari Trenggalek school for the disabled (SLB) in East Java have actively participated in routine Quran recital sessions during Ramadan by utilizing the Holy Quran printed in braille. 

    “There are currently four participants in the braille Quran recital sessions, and they are generally students with blindness,” said principal Yessi Kurniawati on Thursday, April 28, Antaranews reported 

    The braille Quran reciting sessions are carried out routinely, nearly every single day during school hours. Yessi said the disabled are proficient in reading the verses in the Quran despite their visual limitations.

    She acknowledged that there are a number of students who have difficulties reciting the Quran, which mainly involve maintaining the flow of the recitation. Fortunately, she added, the students are able to overcome the limitations of braille. 

    Yessi acknowledged that understanding the skill to read, let alone properly recite verses in the Holy book, is not a quick process as evident in one of the students in the school, Sigit Subekti, who needed four years to smoothly recite the Quran with braille.

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