Islamic body warns of ‘distorted’ Quran apps

ISTANBUL: An international Islamic organization has warned of distorted applications of Quran, the Muslim holy book, for Android devices.

In a Sunday statement, the Holy Quran Memorization International Organization (HQMI) said it has received complaints about mistakes in free Quran apps on digital media stores as Apple Store and Google Play.

It cited missing letters in some words or mistakes in verses and punctuation in these free Quran apps.

Some pages [of the Holy Quran] were also deleted whether intentionally or unintentionally, said the organization, which is affiliated to the Muslim World League.

The statement appealed to Muslims to be cautious while using free Quran apps and suggested some reliable sources for users willing to read and study the Muslim book on their smartphones and computers.

Established in 2000 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, HQMI says it aims to teach Muslims how to memorize the Quran, perfect its memorization and make them comprehend its meanings.

Reporting by Alaa Abul Enein; Writing by Ali H. M.Abo Rezeg;

Source: Anadolu Agency