New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): A young Indian entrepreneur has launched a device, which recites the Koran in as many as 28 languages, including Urdu, Bengali and Malayalam.
The device, named Iqra-e-Koran, has been launched to 'help Muslims of the sub-continent in practicing their religion'.
It can also recite Islam's holy text in English, French, Spanish and Pashto, the BBC reports.
The 'talking-Koran' has been developed by Abdul Aziz Farooqi of Calcutta.
It's basically a sensor pen. You switch it on, select the language and the reciter from the specially printed menu, then you put the sensor on any paragraph or page on the Koran, the machine will automatically start reciting the original Arabic as well as in your chosen language, the report quoted Farooqi, as saying.
He also said that the device would be useful to Muslims going for Haj as the travel dictionary has a list of common conversations translated into Arabic.
If you want to know what time is your flight's check-in, put the sensor atop the sentence in English, choose Arabic, the device will play the audio for you in Arabic, he added.
The device will be available for sale in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. (ANI)