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VOC to launch Quran series for children

The Voice of the Cape will be kicking off 2015 with the introduction of a new Quran focused series, aimed at educating the youth on the fundamentals of Quranic recitation. The series, titled ‘Kids Love Quran’, will take place every weekday during the Kiddies Clubhouse segment on Afternoon Cruise. It will be facilitated by Saudi born scholar, Sheikh Muneer Satardien, founder of the Imaan Shatibi Institute for Quranic Education.

Although aimed primarily at children between the ages of 6-12, the series will be of benefits to listeners of all ages. Those who tune in will be taught the correct pronunciation of each Arabic letter, which will be linked to everyday English words to provide a better grasp of how it ought to be pronounced. The segment will later feature surah recitations, in which the lessons will be implemented. Each episode will tackle three letters of the Arabic alphabet.

Speaking during the series launch on Afternoon Cruise on Wednesday, Satardien was full of praise for VOC’s active stance in trying to educate the youth in the Holy Quran.

“Radio VOC has helped us facilitate this brilliant initiative, so that our kids and even our elders may come and learn how to read the Quran correctly inshallah,” he said.

Staradien said he was particularly motivated to help some of the more underprivileged members of the community, unable to afford sending their children to an Islamic institution or Madrassa. Hence this series would help those kids acquire the knowledge from the comfort of their living rooms.

“It is not an hour class for you to go to for those who have other obligations. It’s just 10 minutes of focusing and giving time to the Quran,” he said.

Each episode will be prerecorded and played live on the airwaves between 14:10pm and 14:20pm, from Monday to Friday. The series officially starts on Thursday the 1st January, and all audio will be made available on VOC’s podcast system at vocfm.iono.fm.

Lessons will be based on the Yassarnal Quran book, which can be acquired at selected Islamic stores across the city. The book can also be accessed on selected websites online.

For more information email quanita@vocfm.co.za or contact the station at 021 442 3500. VOC (Mubeen Banderker)

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