Ebrahim Moosa – Cii News | 21 February 2013
A single-minded desire of a Pietermaritzburg engineering student to enhance the learning process for aspirant Huffaaz has culminated in the development of a state-of-the-art website that is envisaged to be a one-stop home for all lovers and memorisers of the Quraan.
Muhammad Tal’ha Haspatel, who is currently studying mechatronic engineering in Port Elizabeth, has just launched Aswaatul-Qurraa(The Voices of the Reciters), a site paying homage to the Glorious Qur’an intended as a tribute to those who love reciting and listening to the Words of Allah(SWT).
Speaking to Cii Radio, Haspatel, himself a budding Haafith, said he personally collated the website industriously in his free time over the past 18 months, with financial assistance from some members of the community. Presently, the website showcases at least 70 full recitals of the Quraan sorted by Surahs, and 18 sorted by Juz, which are available for download.
A unique feature of the new website is its collection of audio recitals divided according to the 30 Juz of the Quraan. According to Haspatel most Quraan websites online currently allow users to only download recitals of individual Surahs, instead of Juz, leaving the compilation of Juz up to the individual user, in what is usually a time consuming process.
Another first for Aswaatul Qurraa is its offering of page-by-page audio downloads of the Quraan, in the voice of the renowned reciter, Shaykh Abu Bakr ash Shatri.
Haspatel says the time and effort expended into developing the Glorious Qur’an into smaller tracks such as these is of great utility to Hufaaz and those seeking to memorise the Noble Book. “The website will assist the Hufaaz in many ways: When revising day to day portions, they could concentrate on the page where the quality of their memorisation is weak. Additionally, listening to good quality recitals goes a long way in improving Tajweed. It will also be beneficial for Taraweeh preparation,” he said.
Aswaatul Qurraa has also made available for download a range of Quraan videos, Anasheed, books, a rendition of the Manzil as well as Quraan learning lessons with Sheikh Mishary Raashid al Afasy.
Corresponding Facebook and Twitter accounts have also been activated.
The website can be viewed HERE