PlayStation QurÃ¢â‚¬â„¢an mixes praying with playing
A group of Malaysian students created a Qur'an software that would allow Muslims to read the holy book on their PlayStation.
In an attempt to show that PlayStation and Internet can be used for more than gaming and fun, a Malaysian student, Ikhwan Nazri Mohammed, along with 10 colleagues, created a Qur'an software that could be downloaded on PlayStation.
The 21-year-old Nazri thinks the new software can help gamers worldwide mix praying with playing.
“They did the Bible, so why not do the Qur'an? This application can help younger people to read the Qur'an,” he said.
PlayStation users can download the English language version of the holy Qur’an with Arabic script from the Internet starting May 19th.
Nazri expects parents to like this new software. “For some parents, when we talk about the Internet, all they see is…bad things. When we talk about the PlayStation, all they see is gaming and spending too much time not studying," he said.
Nazri, who is due to graduate from Malaysia’s Multimedia University this year, says the new software would focus on providing information about Islam and clearing misconceptions that non-Muslims have about Muslims.
The PlayStation Qur'an will be available for free-of-charge download on Nazri’s Web site: http://raise.flavert.com
— AJP and Agencies