Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My trip to Malaysia-part 12-Braille Quran Institute

Dato Mah Hassan Haji Omar demonstrating how the braille qurans are made.
On the  next part of my trip I did something quite different. Instead of doing something related to in-laws,friends or touristy I made a trip to the Braille Quran Institute in Malaysia. I found out about it from another blog; sketchedsoul. Alhumdullilah we were able to go there and hopefully make a difference. We were picked up, after our trip by monorail, by the family of the founder. The building is non-descript in a poorer kind of neighbourhood, not what I was expecting. When we got there we went upstairs and listened to Dato' Mah Hassan Haji Omar talk about what inspired him to start this organization. He told us how he was born sighted and became blind only at 3 yrs of age. He said he could remember seeing. When he grew up despite being blind, he went to study law in the UK at Southhampton after first studying it at the University of Malaya.It was in England that he found out that bibles were available in braille. This inspired him to make Braille Qurans. He showed us the room where the Qurans are made and talked to us about his wonderful volunteers who put in long hours helping to make them,teach how they are to be read from and distribute them whenever donations are made,even sending them out of the country when requests are made. Besides Saudi they are the only ones making braille Qurans. It was very inspiring to see a blind man who not only became a lawyer (Mah Hassan and Associates) but also started an institute to help other blind people to learn the word of Quran. It was a very humbling experience.

If you would like to pay for a braille Quran so that your brother/sister can learn to read the Quran it costs 240MR which is about $80 Canadian. Please let the nur of Quran reach their souls. Volunteers are also always needed to help out . Think about making a difference today. 


  1. As-salaamu'alaykum sis,
    Jazaki'Allahu khair for sharing all this. I'm SO happy you were able to make a trip to visit them, alhumduliLlah.
    ...insha'Allah I would like to help them again one of these days - run another project.
    Love Farhana

  2. Wa alaikum salaam

    Wa iyaki. Alhumdullilah it was a blessing and a humbling moment to visit. May Allah help us all to help them. Amin. Love you for the sake of Allah.