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State six ways through which the Quran is preserved in present times

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  • Through memorization: the Qur’an has been committed to memory by many Muslims, hence its preservation.
  • Qur’an recitation competitions where Muslims both young and old take part and prizes offered to the best reciters.
  • Qur’an has been preserved in print and electronic media e.g. cassettes, CDs,flash disks, magazines, newspapers. The written text of the Quran can be stored on CDs and flash disks, and also the recitation of the whole Qur’an can be recorded in cassettes.
  • Qur’an is recited daily in prayers by all Muslims.
  • The printed copy of the Qur’an has been reprinted and copies circulated all over the world.
  • The whole text of the Qur’an is recited by Muslims during the holy month of Ramadhan.
  • Programmes on Qur’an recitation are broadcast on television and radio e.g.radio Iqra, radio Rahma.
  • High respect is accorded to memorizers and this encourages Muslims to commit the Qur’an to memory.
  • Original manuscript of the holy Qur’an which dates back to the period of Sahaba is preserved in museums around the world.
  • Qur’an has been written in separate volumes e.g. Surah Yasin. Sura Al-fatiha,for easy recitation and preservation.
  • The Qur’an has been translated into other languages e.g. Kiswahili, therefore,many Muslims are able to read it and understand hence, preserve it.
  • Qur’an has been printed on calendars and gift artefacts found all over the world hence its preservation.
  • Qur’an is taught at all levels of learning e.g. Madrasa (duksi), schools, colleges,universities.
  • Qur’an recitation is done at the beginning of every Islamic function or meeting hence encouraging its preservation.

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