Digital platform "Miqraa" destined for national community abroad, Sahel countries

APS - 27 April 2021

ALGIERS- Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs, Youcef Belmehdi said Sunday in Algiers that the Algerian digital platform "Miqraa," officially launched, will be destined for the national community abroad and for those who wish to learn the Quran in the Sahel countries and in Africa.

This virtual platform "is mainly devoted to the Algerian community living abroad as well as brothers from the Sahel countries and Africa who want to learn the holy Quran," said the minister.

Referring to the conditions under which this Algerian platform was launched, Belmehdi said that the "Miqraa was created after the closure of mosques and Quranic schools as part of preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus."

"Despite the severity of the pandemic, several scientific projects and online services have been carried out last year and so far, including the Miqraa," added Belmahdi.

"Monitored by more than 120 members of the recitation body, the Miqraa has attracted between 60,000 and 65,000 people wishing to learn the Quran in 15 European and African countries, which testifies to the success of this project aimed at teaching the holy Quran.