Netherlands: Koran as audio-book

Netherlands: Koran as audio-book

Starting next week the Koran will be available in the Netherlands as an audio-book.  The Ahmadiyya Isha'at-i-Islam foundation started working on the MP3 version of the holy book two years ago, Abdul Hoeseni, the foundation's chairman, said on Saturday.

With this translation the foundation wants to increase the accessibility of the Koran.  The book is read by actors.  The Ahmadiyya Isha'at-i-Islam already came out with a braille version.  The introductory prize for the audio-book, which is 84 hours long, is 19.95 euro.

In addition to the audio-book, the foundation is publishing a hybrid version, where the book is read out, but the text is displayed on the computer at the same time, followed by a karaoke ball.  The readers can determine the letter size and the reading speed.

Source: Trouw (Dutch)

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