[ARABIC] Quran in Classical Arabic

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Post by enko » December 17th, 2011, 8:57 am

I saw in the librivox latest news that the Spiritual December post: http://librivox.org/2011/11/30/spiritual-december/ had a translation of the Quran in english and I thought of making a suggestion for having the Quran in classical arabic.

Like with most religious texts I think word perfect proof listening is most appropriate. I have no knowledge of arabic and so cannot give the links for the online sources but maybe scans of public domain versions of the book can be found on http://www.archive.org. Project Gutenberg is not recommended as a source because errors may have crept when converting it from the scans.

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Post by Hning » December 20th, 2011, 3:36 am

I thought that Quranic recitations (a.k.a readings in classical Arabic and style) are available online,
e.g. here http://www.al-quran.ca/en_index.html
and here http://quranicaudio.com/
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enko

Post by enko » December 23rd, 2011, 8:22 am

Hning wrote:I thought that Quranic recitations (a.k.a readings in classical Arabic and style) are available online,
e.g. here http://www.al-quran.ca/en_index.html
and here http://quranicaudio.com/
Yes Hning. There are many Quranic recitations like these available but from what I have seen they all have some kind of restrictions associated with them. If the Quran in classical arabic is made on librivox it will be in public domain with no restrictions.

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Post by Lucy_k_p » December 23rd, 2011, 1:04 pm

I think it would be awesome to have the Quran on LibriVox. It's an important book and we have many other religious texts.
However we need two things:
An online public domain text (assuming you want to do a group recording)
And
Readers familiar enough with the language to be able to do the reading.
I think, but am not sure, that Arabic is one of the languages Nicholas19 can read, but I'm not sure that we have any other active readers. You could PM him and ask if this is a project he'd be interested in.
Someone who can speak and write in Arabic might be able to search more effectively for an e-text and be able to confirm it is suitable for LV.
Unfortunately this is where my ability to help ends, as I am depressingly monolingual.
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Post by Nicholas19 » February 12th, 2012, 5:53 am

Lucy_k_p wrote:I think it would be awesome to have the Quran on LibriVox. It's an important book and we have many other religious texts.
However we need two things:
An online public domain text (assuming you want to do a group recording)
And
Readers familiar enough with the language to be able to do the reading.
I think, but am not sure, that Arabic is one of the languages Nicholas19 can read, but I'm not sure that we have any other active readers. You could PM him and ask if this is a project he'd be interested in.
It should be possible to find public domain versions of the Arabic text online as there are many scans of old Qur'anic manuscripts. However, completing such a project would prove a challenge without bringing a number of Arabic speakers on board. Perhaps if an Islamic organisation could become interested in this project, it might be possible, but they would probably have very high standards.
Nicholas J. Bridgewater

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enko

Post by enko » February 14th, 2012, 9:28 am

Nicholas19 wrote:Perhaps if an Islamic organisation could become interested in this project, it might be possible, but they would probably have very high standards.
What could be these very high standards.

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Post by salama » February 24th, 2012, 1:44 pm

It IS available online! Millions of Muslims know it by heart, exactly the way it was recited 1400 years ago. Most - if not ALL - these recitations are free of charge to download. There is no such thing as a Copyrighted version of the original Arabic Qur'an.. and it is kinda Forbidden (Haram) for a Muslim to earn a living working as a Reciter of the Qur'anic Verses.. they do it as a religious voluntary Islamic good deed.

http://server9.mp3quran.net/hthfi/001.mp3
http://www.mp3quran.net/eng/hthfi_english.html
http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=showfatwa&Option=FatwaId&Id=82812
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Post by Nicholas19 » February 25th, 2012, 8:07 am

salama wrote:It IS available online! Millions of Muslims know it by heart, exactly the way it was recited 1400 years ago. Most - if not ALL - these recitations are free of charge to download. There is no such thing as a Copyrighted version of the original Arabic Qur'an.. and it is kinda Forbidden (Haram) for a Muslim to earn a living working as a Reciter of the Qur'anic Verses.. they do it as a religious voluntary Islamic good deed.
It is the format of the text which is copyrighted whenever a new edition is published, rather than the original words. So we'd need to use a text from pre-1923. Likewise, recordings made which are not specifically released into the public domain are also copyrighted by default. It would be nice to have a public domain recording of the Qur'an on LibriVox but that would require a lot of volunteers and effort to make it accurate.

Best wishes,
Nicholas J. Bridgewater

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