Saudi Forum promotes Qur’an special needs teaching

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A symposium on teaching the Qur’an to people with special needs was launched on Wednesday. (SPA)
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A symposium on teaching the Qur’an to people with special needs was launched on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 03 October 2019

Saudi Forum promotes Qur’an special needs teaching

  • The symposium reflects the care and attention

MADINAH: A symposium on teaching the Qur’an to people with special needs was launched on Wednesday by Yousef bin Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz bin Saeed, deputy minister of Islamic affairs, call and guidance.

Specialists in teaching the visually impaired will take part in the forum.

Bandar bin Fahd Al-Suwailem, secretary-general of the King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an in Madinah, urged participants to develop new methods and ideas in the service of those with special needs.

Saad bin Mohammed Abdul Ghaffar Yusuf, an assistant professor at Egypt’s New Valley University, told the forum that the Qur’an “encourages the teaching of Islam to the weak and the disabled.”  

“The symposium reflects the care and attention that the Kingdom and its wise leadership accord to people with special needs, especially the visually impaired,” he said.

Yusuf said that the symposium will help to meet the challenges faced by people with disabilities, allowing them to become partners in building communities.

Bin Saeed launched several Qur’an projects on behalf of the complex, including a five-volume Braille version and a translation in Japanese.


Saudi Arabia announces 56 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 04 July 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 56 more COVID-19 deaths

  • 360 new cases were reported in Riyadh
  • A total of 1,858 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 56 more deaths from COVID-19 and 4,128 new cases of the disease on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 360 were reported in Riyadh, 315 in Dammam, 217 in Hufof and 214 in Qatif.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 143,256 after 2,642 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 1,858 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.