Friday, December 04, 2009

Large Print Qur'an?

I've been looking for a large print Noble Qur'an for a person who is almost legally blind. She can see a little bit, but needs real large print, or print large enough so she can hold the book close.

There doesn't appear to be such a Qur'an.

There are large print Bibles and Torahs, but no large print Qur'ans.

Does anyone have any ideas, or resources I have not checked?


otowi said...

Did you try Audio? DVD? I know there are Braille Qur'ans but they're big and expensive. Try contacting the committees at masjids who work on accessibility - most of the major Shia masjids have such a committee, I would guess Sunnis do, too? I think there is MUCH work to be done, though.
I have a friend who is a blind Muslim, but she is totally blind, so large print doesn't do anything for her and so she wouldn't know about it. She does braille and audio.

iMuslimah said...


I went to and searched for "quran large print" and several choices came up. Might be worth exploring.

Hope this helps!


Anonymous said...

Maybe You can find something like that with English,if needed.

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Everyone:

Jazaka Allahu Khayrn.

The Qur'ans on Amazon - well, I never heard of the translators. Besides, they are extremely expensive :(

Yes, there is MUCH work to be done. It's exasperating.

I'm going to check with the blogger, Ginny, Insha Allah. She may know.

Ahmad said...

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The Sole Sisters Collective said...

Funny..I thought you were telling us readers where to get the large print Qurans LOL.

Sorry, I can't help you wit this one.

A'ishah Hils said...

I have a large print Qur'an in Arabic ( but not one in English. I'll do some more digging and see what I can find :)

Safiyyah said...

Salaams A'ishah: Jazaka Allahu Khayrn!

Salaams Solitude: I'm doing some research on the subject. Insha Allah I'll do a post on it when I'm done. JAK for information!

أبو سنان said...


Every year at my work we have a community day and the organisation we have for Muslims gives out hundreds of free Qur'ans and other Islamic Lit.

The one guy who is in charge of getting the books and other lit. always has some stuff on hand and I have sent an e-mail to him tonight to see if he has one.

I know we had Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, Indonesian, Korean and Ahmaric (Ethiopin) copies...........maybe he'll have a large print one, Insha'Allah.

Ayah said...

Has she considered audio books? I know it's not the same, but it's at least an option until she can have a suitable print edition.

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Ayah:

No. She is incarcerated in a high security unit within the prison where cell content is extremely limited :(

Rukhpar Mor said...

Assalam Alaykum,

I am not really commenting on where you can find a large-print Quran, but I just want to say that even I am looking for one. I know a lady in the nursing home that I visit, but she cannot see too well. She needs large-print text. I wanted to give her a Quran, but the one I gave her was semi-large print but there were no spaces between the lines. Hence, I am also looking for a good large-print Quran that is also easy on the eyes. I want her to read it as much as possible.


Safiyyah said...

Salaams Everyone:

It's so exasperating. Maybe I will approach some publishers of the Quran and ask them to consider printing one in English. I think there is probably a big need.

For prisons, the other issue is finding one that is not hardback. If I could find a hardback one, I could perhaps ask Medical to make an exemption for this inmate, Insha Allah.

I, too, have a nice one in large print in Arabic.