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USIM develops Malaysia’s first sign language Al-Quran application

NILAI, April 19 (Bernama) — Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) via its Faculty of Quran and Sunnah Studies has created the nation’s first Quran software to facilitate hearing-impaired people to learn and uncover the holy guide.

USIM vice-chancellor Datuk Dr Mohamed Ridza Wahiddin stated researchers from the school’s Ibnu Maktum Research Centre (UMMI) explored new data to advertise a balanced life among the many disabled folks based on Maqasid Syariah (targets of Islamic rules) and the Islamic method.

“The visible power and IT literacy among the many listening to impaired group is the premise of the exploration and research associated to the readiness, usability and strategies of educating and studying the Al-Quran based on their strengths.

“The hearing-impaired communities not only in Malaysia but from all over the world can read the Quran using the Sign Language Quran application that can be downloaded through the Android and iOS platforms for free,” he stated on the launching ceremony of the applying and the opening of the Faculty of Medicines and Health Sciences at USIM right now.

Tunku Ampuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Aishah Rohani Tengku Besar Mahmud officiated on the occasion, which was additionally attended by USIM pro-chancellor Tunku Besar Seri Menanti, Tunku Ali Redhauddin Tuanku Muhriz and Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad.

Mohd Ridza stated the applying has earned an entry into the Malaysia Book of Records because the First Sign Language Al-Quran Application.

He stated the applying began as a last yr challenge of scholars of the school, who created a courseware software program for interactive Quran and solat (prayers) studying in 2017, including that suggestions from the Malaysian Deaf Muslim Association (PRISMA) and the Negeri Sembilan Deaf Association (NESDA) had opened a chance to enhance the software program to a full-fledged software on Android and iOS.

He stated phases one and two of the challenge had been funded by the Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM) with help from SME Corp.

UMMI director Dr Norakyairee Mohd Raus stated the event of phases one and two of the applying had value them practically RM 1 million including that the workforce would nonetheless want about RM3 million to finish part three.

Meanwhile, Noraini stated in her speech, YIM had invited UMMI researchers to advertise the applying at Expo 2020 Dubai which ended final month for worldwide publicity.

— BERNAMA

 

 



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