US Muslim couple produces braille Quran in English


A United States Muslim convert woman and her husband successfully converted a popular translation of the holy Quran into braille system.

When Yadira Thabatah converted to Islam 13 years ago from Catholicism, she was eager to learn everything she could about her new religion.

So in 2017, she and Nadir decided it was time for some ‘Do It Yourself’ DIY action. 

They spent eight months converting a popular English-language translation of Islam’s holy book into braille characters, then used a crowdfunding site to raise money to buy a braille embosser and began producing Quran translations right in their garage.

In the past three years, under the auspices of their nonprofit, Islam By Touch, the couple has sent more than 150 braille Qurans to US mosques for distribution to visually impaired Muslims as well as to individuals directly. They have also launched an app to help visually impaired Muslims learn about their faith.


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