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Mobile Madrassa

Online classes have been introduced with networking being centrally handled by Madrassa An-Noor for the Blind in Cedara, South Africa. Our team is now teaching the blind the Holy Quran in Braille in the privacy and comfort of their homes thus avoiding the need of inconvenient travel. This is a significant breakthrough as the issues of safety and the necessary observance of Pardah for our sisters is solved, Alhamdullilah.

Smartphone users together with their analogue (old) phone users are catered for. We ship out hard copies to all corners of the world our ‘Noor Ul Quran Primer’ that enables a Blind child or adult to learn the Holy Quran in Braille in an easy to understand, step- by-step manner.



New Intake

Alhamdu lil Allah, Almighty Allah has helped the traditional Madrassa’s of South Africa overcome a very serious challenge. Our foreign students’ visas were being rejected due to legislation. The Association of Traditional Islamic Institutes (ATII) has successfully secured permission for current and new students to study in South African Madrassa’s.

Insha Allah, many previously backlogged new students are expected for our New Year. Our new boarding block is seventy five percent complete and will be ready by the end of the year for our new student arrivals, Insha Allah.

Refreshable Braille Quran

Blind computer users are now able to use ‘Refreshable Braille’ to read the Holy Quran from our soft-copy file. A monitor displays Braille characters by means of round-tipped rubber pins raised through holes on a flat surface that is felt by the fingers.

However, this technology is still very expensive and can cost from $3000 upwards. However, the simplicity, ease and cost effectiveness of Braille paper Qurans can never be replaced and will always remain, Insha Allah.


First Mobile App for Blind Muslims

We are developing the first mobile app for Blind Muslim. This will be practically useful for Blind persons internationally in catering for their unique needs.

Besides the standard menu of the Holy Quran, Salaah, Masajid, Halaal requirements etc, the fixing of the Qiblah is also a serious challenge for a blind person. High pitched vibration sounds will allow the Blind to determine the direction of Qiblah.


International Unified Braille Quran Forum

As this will be the 30th year since our founding, we are planning to hold an International Quran Braille Forum at our Madrasa in early November this year, Insha Allah.

Ulema and Qur’an Braille experts will be invited locally and from overseas for this first International Unified Braille Quran Forum in South Africa, Insha Allah.


Reunion of Ex-Students

Through the Fadhl of Allah Ta’aala, our team of graduates of Madrassa An-Noor for the Blind has gone on to spread the Noor of Islam by establishing successful Madrassas all over the world.

They will be convening again for a reunion to update us on the progresses made and the experiences gleaned from their work. They will also Insha Allah undergo a ‘refresher’ course after the Braille Qur’an Forum.


Da’wah to Non-Muslim Blind

For the first time ever, Madrassa An-Noor for the Blind will be presenting a paper entitled ‘Literacy through The Holy Qur’an in Braille’ at the Word Blind Union (WBU) – (ICEVI) conference in Orlando, USA, Insha Allah.

At this secular conference, we hope to introduce our non-Muslim friends to the Qur’anic miracle of ‘Iqra’ represented through Braille.


Construction at Madrassa An-Noor

We are now starting to build our kitchen, dining hall block, teachers’ quarters and the Masjid thereafter, Insha Allah. We once again appeal to you to generously contribute your Lillah and Zakaat to our work. Your assistance in providing light and Noor to a blind person can only be rewarded by Almighty Allah Ta’ala.

Your Assistance

Contributions for our Braille Qurans are continuing especially during this Holy Month of Ramadan. Our goal is to provide all blind persons in every part of the world with a copy of the Holy Quran in Braille (6 volumes = 10 kgs).The gift amount is R1500-00 per set.


Visit us and perform Taraweeh Salaah with us

Please do visit us at Madrassa An-Noor and join our students for Iftaar and Taraweeh Salaat.

We are just off the main Durban – Johannesburg freeway exit 96, which is between Pietermaritzburg and Howick. We also take this opportunity of wishing you and your family Ramadan and Eid Mubarak.

Tel: +27 (0)33 343 3301       Fax: +27 (0)33 343 3302

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