Lets Help Over 3 Million Visually Handicapped Persons
Read The Quran By Sponsoring A Braille Quran.
This Ramadhan BAPA would like to spearhead this
project in collaboration with Yayasan Radhatul Makfufin - a full time madrasah for the blind in Jakarta, Indonesia
to help produce and distribute the Quran in braille to needy families all over Indonesia and the region,
you know that there are over 3 million visually handicapped muslims in Indonesia and most of them cannot afford
to purchase the Quran in braille ?
The Quran in braille comes in 30 volumes,
printed with special machines on specialised papers for the visually handicapped persons to be able to read.
Because of this, the Quran in braille is quite costly to produce.
Like us, they also yearn to be able to read
the glorious Quran…
It cost about 2 million Indonesian rupiahs - excluding cost of delivery to print a full set ( 30 Volumes = 30 Juz )
of the Quran In Braille. And a huge majority of them cannot afford
ABOUT AL QURAN IN BRAILLE
The difference between ordinary Quran and the Quran in Braille is in the number of books or volume. One thick book
of the Quran in braille contains only one Juz of the usual Quran. Thus, a total of 30 chapters or juz of the normal
Quran, if converted into braille, will be 30 books, with each book about 5-6 centimeters thick.
That's because braille Quran should be printed large for the hands of the visually handicapped to feel about. The
Quran in braille also includes the translation.
Therefore, Raudlatul Makfufin was not able to print the braille Quran in large quantities , but in moderation.
Production costs are just too expensive for them to cope.
The Braille Quran Full Set
The wakaf Quran Braille project was started last Ramadhan in 2011. Till now, BAPA has managed to raise
funds to print up to 1000 sets of the Quran in Braille of which 500 have already been printed and
A vast majority of the visually handicapped are still waiting to receive the Quran in Braille.
BAPA would like to appeal to the muslim community here in Singapore to come forward and help our blind muslim
brothers and sisters to be able to read the glorious quran in this blessed Mubarak month of Ramadhan. Our target
is to help YRM produce 10,000 braile Quran a year.
Our Target Is To Help YRM
Print 10,000 Braille Quran A Year- Let's All Help them Achieve Their Dreams Of Reading The
Quran This Ramadhan.
your donations and sponsorships will help to improve our efforts to provide the best Islamic education and help
them learn the Quran to our needy disabled muslim brothers & sisters here and around the region.
WAKAF AL QURAN BRAILLE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM :
1 SET = $350 (SGD - Singapore Dollars)
3 SETS = $1,000 (SGD - Singapore Dollars)
10 SETS = $3,000 (SGD - Singapore Dollars)
Contributions can be made individually or can be shared in groups or families,
Part of the amount raised will also go to help fund BAPA’s programs for the disabled community here in
We also welcome corporate sponsorships.
WAKAF BRAILLE PRINTER SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM :
Wakaf Printer Braille Project :
According the Ustz Nor Khalid (YRM Chairman), as they currently only have one Quran
Braille printer which can produce only 1 set per day, it will take about 2/3 years waiting period for the thousands
on their waiting list to receive the Al Quran in Braille.
Braille Quran Printer Sponsored By
As such BAPA is also helping them raise the funds this Ramadhan to buy a further 3 sets of Braille printers
for YRM to speed up production and distribution.
The specialized Braille printer are specially imported from Sweden and cost about
$15,000 (SGD) each.The papers used for Braille printing are also
very costly. The donation amount will also help YRM purchase the papers for printing the Quran in Braille,
Wakaf Printer Braille : any amount from $100 onwards. We also welcome individuals or
corporations who want to sponsor each printer set.
How You Can Make Your Donations :
1. By cash at office - 81 Joo Chiat Road, #03-01 , Singapore 427725 (near Masjid
2. By cheque payments made to "Badan Agama & Pelajaran Radin Mas" or "Religious
& Educational League Of Radin Mas
3. By bank transfer to our POSB current account : 793-23820-7
Raudlatul Makfufin is well known in Indonesia as a place to learn about Islam
for the visually impaired. This foundation is already quite old and was founded in 1983 by Ustz
Halim Soleh (deceased), a blind person himself who was also a religious teacher
name of the foundation also began with a vision by Ustaz Halim to provide religious education for
the blind.Thus , "Raudlatul Makfufin” in Arabic means, garden for the visually impaired, said Nur
Ustz Nur Kholiq is one of the foundations early board members. In 1983,
together with Halim, he also faced and felt the hardship and difficulty in obtaining facilities to
assist the visually impaired to get religious books. At that time, Al-Quran braille was very
difficult to get and because the amount is very much limited.
Ustz Nur Kholiq - Chairman
Finally, Ustz Halim decided to open Quranic classes for the blind in his own
home in the region of Pulogadung, East Jakarta. "At that time, blind children who came was quite a
lot, until it was full," recalled Nur Kholiq.
The help of Allah finally came in 1992 when Uztz Halim picked up the courage to face the Minister
of Religious Affairs, who was held by Munawir Sadjali, asking for help because his place was no
longer able to accommodate all the blind children reciting the Quran. His request was eventually
The Ministry of Religious
Affairs then gave them a spot area of700
square meters on Jalan Pisangan, Ciputat. The place and building offered is the location of the
foundation until now. "So, the land and buildings belong to the Religious Dept. We're just renting
the property" said Nur.
A break through to get the Quran finally came in 1997. At that time, the
foundation managed to getAl-Quran in braille from publishers
in Bandung. In order to be reproduced later, it was decided to copy the Qur'an braille into a hard
copy version of it into a computer file
Efforts copying the Quran
into a digital version took two years. "Why that long? , because ofoperational manpower shortage, " said Zainal Abidin, 32, a trustee who at that
time was attached to ateam of typists.
Zainal explained that since its establishment, the board of the foundation
was never paid. Their service and the various projects in the foundation, helping the blind, was
sheer lillahi ta'ala. Al-Quran copying programs was also running slow because the board must also
make a living outside.
The practice is still valid till today. Zainal, for example, earns a living
by working in an NGO. While Nur, chairman of the foundation, other than as a cleric, is also a
trader of goods .
"In addition, there are technical problems. There is only one computer," Zainal
Despite all the shortcomings, efforts to translate the Quran in braille into
a digital version was made and finally completed. Not only was it done in Arabic but was also came
with the translation. And in 1999, thanks to the help of sponsors, the foundations was also able to
acquire its own Quran braille printing machine.
Thus the Al-Quran braille printing began. In addition to meeting the internal
needs of the students, Al-Quran braille version Raudlatul Makfufin - which has been vetted by the
Indonesian religious department - was also sold to the public. "It costs about Rp 1.5 million
rupiah per set, " Nur said.
The difference between ordinary Quran and the Quran in Braille is in the
number of books or volume. One thick book of the Quran in braille contains only one Juz of the
usual Quran. Thus, a total of 30 chapters or juz of the normal Quran, if converted into braille,
will be 30 books, whith each book about 5-6 centimeters thick.
That's because braille Quran should be printed large for the hands of the
visually handicapped to feel about. The Quran in braille also includes the translation. Therefore,
Raudlatul Makfufin was not able to print them braille Quran in large quantities , but in
moderation. Production costs are just too expensive for them to cope.
Since the computerized program in 1999, Raudlatul Makfufin
has printed over 500 braille Quran and distributed throughout Indonesia. "But the number was
still far too less because currently, there are an estimated three million blind people in
Indonesia," he added.
Mid last year, they started on a effort to print the Braille Quran in large numbers and named the
project "A Million Braille Quran". The program was launched by MPR chairman Hidayat Nur Wahid.
"Despite the fact that we printed a lot, the number is exactly far below one million sets, "said
OUR PAST VISITS TO YAYASAN RAUDHATUL MAKFUFIN (JAKARTA)
Visit To YRM & Handing Over Ceremony Of Completed Quran Braille To Needy
Do you know that there is no one in Singapore who can teach
the Quran in braille ? We have to import a trained teacher from
Malaysia. The Quran in braille is also not available in Singapore
and we have to purchase them from Malaysia for our visually
handicapped students and they are very costly too. A major part
of our operations cost goes towards the training of teachers
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