Title: A review of Quranic computation for e-learning

Authors: Abdullah Kammani; Rahmath Safeena

Addresses: College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, P.O. Box 888, Taif, 21974, Saudi Arabia ' College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, P.O. Box 888, Taif, 21974, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Noble Qur'an is the central religious text of Islam. Any computational effort on this text for its learning and understanding is known as Quranic computation. This effort of benefit to billions of people around the world. This study reviews various researches or applications of Quranic computation. Almost all of the applications or researches on this focus were done for e-learning of the Noble Quran. Reports based on different research projects from 1997 to 2011 were collected, classified and categorised. This review explores how research on Quranic computation has evolved and in which directions it needs to be focused for the best e-learning solution. It was noticed that Quranic computation evolved from two distinct complementary directions of studies: 1) general Arabic; 2) Quranic Arabic. Analysis of computation of Quranic Arabic for e-learning reveals few research gaps and suggests some future directions in the field.

Keywords: Quranic computing; Quranic computation; Quranic Arabic; e-learning; Quran; electronic learning; online learning; Islam.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWS.2014.066415

International Journal of Web Science, 2014 Vol.2 No.3, pp.127 - 139

Available online: 18 Dec 2014 *

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